Driver's Education

  • Drivers Education Car

    Guilford County Schools provides drivers education through the North Carolina Driving School. For more information, visit the North Carolina Driving School website.

    Minimum Class Requirements

    • Student must be at least 14 1/2 years of age on the day the class begins.
    • Student must be enrolled and attending a public, private, charter, or home school in Guilford County.
    • Cannot have previously taken the NC Drivers Education class.

    Upon successful completion of the drivers education course, both classroom and behind the wheel, the student will be issued a completion certificate, which will be required when applying for a drivers permit. Students will also need a driving eligibility certificate (DEC), which is issued by the school the student attends. Home school students must obtain their DEC from the NC Division of Non-public Education.

    For additional information about DEC's, please visit the Driving Eligibility FAQ page on the NC Department of Public Education website. 

    Obtaining a Learner's Permit and Driver's License
    Information for obtaining a learners permit, required documents, as well as details of the graduated drivers license are available on the NCDOT website, which you can access by clicking here. Students and parents may find it helpful to download the North Carolina Driver's Handbook  published by the NC Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles.

    Parents Supervised Driving Program
    One of the components in the North Carolina Driver Education Strategic Plan is to provide assistance to parents in helping them guide their teens through Graduated Licensing.  The DMV has also partnered with the Safe Roads Alliance to provide “The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program” to parents as well.  You can review the program at http://www.theparentssuperviseddrivingprogram.com/ scroll to the bottom of the page and click on North Carolina to view a PDF of the handbook that parents will receive at the NCDMV office when they take their teens to obtain a learner’s permit.