Driver Ed FAQ
What is your refund policy?
Student who withdraw from the Driver Education Program are entitled to a prorated refund according to the following schedule:
Withdrawal prior to Day 1: 100% of fees returned
Withdrawal after the start of the program: Your program is based on 13 classes of training, which includes 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of BTW instruction. Your refund is based on program cost divided by 13 classes.
*Example: If a student attends 4 classes of training and decided not to complete the program, their refund would be based on the 9 remaining classes not attended.
The Driver Education Program cost $350 divided by 13 = $26.92 per class
Remaining classes not attended (9) x $27= $243
Refunds will be forwarded to the address of record within 15 days of the date that written notification of withdrawal is made.
**Exceptions: Student withdrawn from the program at the discretion of the school for behavioral reasons are NOT provided a refund.
***All refund requests must be in writing within 60 days of the last class attended.
How long do you keep student records on file?
We keep all student records for three years.
Driver Ed Classes
Should I take the drug and alcohol program or the full driver education program?
If you have a Learner's Permit, or have never held a driver's license, you should take the full Driver's Education program. This includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving practice. This class is required in order to obtain a Provisional License. The 3-hour Drug and Alcohol program is for individuals who have an international license or a license from another country. After completing this course, you must pass both a written test and a driving test at the Maryland state MVA.
How old do I have to be to take drivers education?
You can start the online class at 15 years old. The minimum age for students to start behind-the-wheel lessons is 15 years and 9 months. You must obtain a learner's permit before starting behind-the-wheel lessons.
What are the requirements to obtain a provisional license?
Who can supervise a driver with a learner's permit?
If you hold a Learner's Permit, your supervising driver must be at least 21 years old and must have held a full license for at least three years. The supervising driver must be seated next to the driver, and must be able to legally operate the vehicle while supervising.
What are the requirements to obtain a learner's permit?
What if I need additional practice?
Students are REQUIRED to practice for 60 hours. Those hours can be done at home with a parent, friend or family member. The 6 hours included in the driving school price is NOT included in the 60 practice hours. We STRONGLY recommend that students make a plan to obtain these hours. You will not be successful without additional practice. We offer practice lessons at $50 per hour should you choose to pay for it. There is a 2 hour minimum and the lessons must be paid for PRIOR to scheduling.
AGAIN, ADDITIONAL PRACTICE HOURS DO NOT HAVE TO BE DONE AT OUR SCHOOL BUT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. You cannot be properly assessed on your driving ability with just 6 hours from the school.