Special Note: Per Board of Education Policy 4310: High School students requesting reassignment to a Wayne County High School from another county will not be eligible for Driver’s Education until they have been enrolled and attended the Wayne County Public Schools for two complete semesters.
Q1: Does a student have to take Driver Education?
A: Yes, if that student wants to get a Learner’s Permit or License before he/she is 18 years old.
Q2: Does it cost anything to take Driver Education?
A: No, this is a service provided by Wayne County Schools.
Q3: How old must a student be before he/she can take Driver Education?
A: The student must be 14 ½ years of age by the first day of class.
Q4: Must a student complete the classroom instruction before he/she can start the Behind-the-Wheel Training?
Q5: If a student goes to private school or is home schooled, how do they take Driver Education?
A: The service is provided by Wayne County Schools.
Q6: What should the student do with his/her Driver Education Certificate?
A: This certificate is good as long as you need it. After receiving the Learner’s Permit or Drivers License, put the certificate in a place where important papers are filed to keep for future use.
Q7: Is a dropout eligible to take Driver Education?
A: No, the student must be enrolled in a public, private, or home school.
Q8: When can a student get a Learner’s Permit?
A: When the student is 15 years old, if he/she has completed the classroom and Behind-the-Wheel phases of Driver Education.
Q9: What items does a student take to the driver license office to get a Learner’s Permit?
A: The student will need to take the following items:
- Driver Education Certificate
- Original or Certified Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Driver Eligibility Certificate
- 1 parent or guardian to sign the permit
- $20.00 cash for the permit fee
Q10: Can a student obtain a Learner's Permit without taking Driver's Ed?
A: No, unless the student is 18 years old.
Q11: Does a student have to get a Learner’s Permit before he/she gets a License?
A: Yes, unless the student is 18 years old.
Q12: Where do students get a Driver Eligibility Certificate?
A: If the student attends a high school in the Wayne County School System, then the student may contact the NCWISE operator or the guidance office. If the student is in a private school in North Carolina, the student may contact the principal of the private school.
Q13: Must a student complete the classroom instruction before he/she can start the Behind-the-Wheel Training?
Q14: If a student goes to private school or is home schooled, how do they take Driver Education?
A: Call the Driver Education Coordinator at the high school that is closest to their home.
Q15: How long is the Driver Eligibility Certificate valid?
A: 30 days
Q16: How long does a student have to drive on a Learner’s Permit? One full year Who can a student drive with when he/she has a Learner’s Permit?
A: The student will have one or two designated supervisors that are designated by DMV, usually the parents of the student.
Q17: After driving a year with a Learner’s Permit, can a person get a License?
A: Yes, but the last 6 months must be ticket free and his License will only allow the student to drive between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. This is called Level Two-Limited Provisional License.
Q18: How long does a student on the Level Two-Limited Provisional License drive on the 5:00a.m to 9:00p.m. curfew?
A: Six months and the student must be ticket free for the six months to move to the next level
Q19: When can a student get a regular License?
A: After a student successfully completes Level One and Level Two, a regular License can be obtained. This is called Level Three.
Q20: What is a Form DL-123?
A: This form shows proof of financial responsibility (Proof of Insurance) on the vehicle that the student is driving when he/she gets a Driver License. Obtain this Form from the insurance company in advance of the visit to the driver license office. A student does not need this Form when getting a Learner’s Permit.
Q21: A student who is not 18 moves to North Carolina from another state and has a Drivers License. Does North Carolina permit the student to use the License?
A: If the student is a new resident moving to North Carolina and is 15 but less than 18 years old and has a Learner’s Permit, a Restricted License, or an Unrestricted License, the student should contact the local driver license office. The DMV office will determine which type of License or Learner’s Permit the student would be eligible to apply for.
Q22: How do I know if my child passed the 30 hour classroom phase of Drivers Education?
A. If your child fails the classroom phase of drivers education, the Drivers education teacher will call you between 5:00 pm and 7:pm on the last day of the instruction. If you do not receive a phone call from the instructor, it means your child passed the class.
Q23: After successfully passing the 30 hour classroom phase, how long will it take before my child is called to drive?
A: Under normal circumstances, it will take 4 to 6 months for your child to drive. A driving instructor will call to set up schedule.
Q24: My son/daughter just turned 16 and a student who is 6 months younger was called to drive.
A: 1. Instructors make their own schedule.
2. Child didn't pass medical or eye exam.
3. Can't read students number on the Restricted Instructional Permit.
4. Phone number on Restricted Instructional Permit has been disconnected.
Q25: What does my child need to bring on the first day of drivers education class?
A: Paper, pencil or pen, and a bag lunch. They will not need to bring a Social Security Card or Birth Certificate. On the first day of the class, the students will take home some paperwork (RIP) that must be completed upon their return to the next class.