We offer the Indiana Driver Education program to students in Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, and LaGrange Counties, with driving being completed from several locations.
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(See our sessions page for more information)
Over 95% of our students have used the online course to complete the required 30 hours of classroom instruction. It's becoming the overwhelming choice of our customers due to its convenience!
Our Behind-the-wheel lessons are back in session. Please contact your instructor or our office, to schedule your drive times. Additional information has been posted to our COVID-19 page.
BMV Driving Skills Exam
Drive Right Academy can administer the BMV Driving Skills Exam to students that have completed both parts of the Indiana Driver Education. For more information, see our Sessions page.
**** About Indiana Driver Education ****
The IN driver education course consists of two parts:
1. 30 hours of classroom instruction (which can be completed either in a classroom setting or done online)
2. 6 hours of hands-on driving with a licensed instructor.
To complete driver education, a student must complete both parts.
We offer the entire driver education program! (Both parts)
Please be careful when researching online programs to make sure they offer BOTH the 30 hours of classroom AND the driving portion. Most do not offer the driving and parents find out too late that they still need to sign up with a licensed company to complete 6 hours of hands-on driving to finish the driver education program. Again, we offer both parts!
Q: How old does my son/daughter need to be to enroll in a class?
A: Students must be 15 years old to enroll in the course. All students registering for a course must be 15 when they sign up for a course.
Q: When will my student complete the driving portion of the class?
A: We will begin signing students up for drive times after they receive their permit from the BMV. Drive times are setup between the parents and the driving instructor. Times and dates are flexible to meet the needs of each individual student.
Q: How long do I have to complete the program?
A: You have 120 days to complete the online/classroom and driving portions. If you need more time to complete, that can be accomodated at no extra charge. If more time is needed, you will just need to contact us and sign a time waiver form.
Q: How do I get my permit?
A: Anyone getting a permit must now first pass the written exam at the BMV. We will issue the CDE form necessary to get the learner permit after a classroom or online session has been completed. You must have this permit to drive at any time in the course or with a parent.
Q: What if my student needs to miss a classroom session?
A: Missing classroom sessions is not permitted. If you feel you will have a conflict with a session, please consider a different session or our online option. Only under extreme circumstances will an absence from a classroom session be considered, and there could be up to a $60 fee incurred for each absence.
Q: How exactly does the online course work?
A: The online course offers students the freedom to complete the 30 hours of bookwork at their own pace, in the comfort of their own home. This is the only difference from the traditional classroom program. The student still gets 6 hours of instructional driving with one of our professional instructors at no additional charge. Feel free to contact us for more info regarding our online course.
Q: I didn't know about your company and my son/daughter has already completed another online program. Can we still complete the driving portion with you?
A: Yes you can! You will need to fill out a registration form and send it in with a copy of the certificate of completion from your online provider along with a payment of $360 to cover the 6 hours of driving. Once received, we will issue the CDE form for you to obtain the learner permit.
Q: Do you offer the BMV driving test portion of licensing?
A: Yes we do! Once a student has completed the course they may take the driving portion of the BMV exam, and we will stamp their permit accordingly. There is a $50 fee for this service.
Q: My student is ready to get their license, but we have lost their paper permit with the passing grade on it. What do I need to do?
A: Assuming you completed one of our courses, you will need to contact us to have a form sent stating that your student completed the course. You will then present this form to the BMV.
Q: Where does my student meet for driving sessions if they are enrolled online?
A: For online courses, students have the option to drive out of several of the four county schools. Choices include Angola High School, DeKalb High School, East Noble High School, Carroll High School, and Prairie Heights High School. Instructors will work with students from other schools to arrange a meeting point that is as convenient as possible.