WNC Driving School

Drivers Education
Serving Western North Carolina
Register for Drivers Ed 200 exemption test

Please read the details under Upcoming Classes BEFORE you register!!

If you are homeschooled, please choose the school district that you live in.

The Franklin class is full!  Please check back later for the next class.

Register for Drivers Ed 30 Hour Virtual Class

Virtual class start date, October 2, 2021 from 9am-12pm.  Additional dates are October 4th-7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm and October 11th-14th from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  The test will be given on October 15th. The class is 2 weeks long and you must attend all 30 hours.

 

Upcoming Classes

Registration for these classes will be available on August 28, 2021 on this website.  Class sizes are limited to the first 50 students to register.  YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR THE CLASS IN YOUR COUNTY.  If you do not see your county, please check back later.

  • Please print or download the study guide here and watch the video here
  • You will need to print and fill out the RIP form here (RIP forms will be required to get an eye exam.  Eye exams MUST be done through the DMV, which will be scheduled through WNC Driving School, NOT your eye doctor.) Eye exams can be found on the website.
  • Cost for Drivers Ed is $65 CASH which MUST be paid on test date.
  • iPads or Chromebooks MUST be brought on test date.

Test Dates

Franklin-9/22 @ 3:15pm in FHS cafeteria (eye exams will also be given at this time)

The Franklin class is full!  Please check back later for the next class.

Shining Rock-9/23 @ 3:15pm in Mrs. Inman’s room

Cherokee County-9/25 @ 1:00pm at MHS

Christ School-9/25 @ 9:30am Location TBA later

 

 

 

NCDMV Licensed Private Driving School

Western North Carolina’s Driving School Since 2015

WNC Driving School, LLC is a private driving school licensed through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. We provide comprehensive behind the wheel and classroom instruction to local schools as well as private instruction. Our instructors are licensed professionals and are highly qualified and experienced in teaching drivers education.

Registration Information

Students in NC must be 14 years and 6 months of age before beginning a driver education program.

Home School

If you are a homeschool or private school student in a town listed in our menu, you will need to contact the public high school for your district.

High School Student

If you attend a school serviced by WNC Driving School, you will need to check with the high school office for registration and fees.

If you don’t see your Western North Carolina town listed in our menu and still want driver training call us directly at (828) 342-6051.

Andrews | Bryson City | Cherokee | Franklin | Hayesville | Hiawassee Dam HS | Highlands | MurphyNantahala | Other WNC Towns

Private Instruction

If you are 18 years of age and over or a new driver needing additional driving lessons, you will need to contact WNC Driving School directly at 828-342-6051.

NC Requirements

  • Students must be actively seeking a high school diploma and be a resident of NC.
  • NC requires students under the age of 18 to complete a 30-hour driver education class and 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a certified licensed instructor.
  • Schools may charge up to $65 for drivers education.
  • Contract parents must sign for private driving lessons.

NC New Driver Information

 

Testimonial

“Great experience! WNC Driving School worked so well with our schedule !!! Thanks so much for helping me get Kaden on the road!”

C. McDowell

Testimonial

“Thanks WNC Driving School for working around Ry’s volleyball practice and game schedule. We Highly recommend WNC Driving School.”

A. Corbin

Testimonial

“WNC Driving School worked with my daughter over Christmas break to make sure she got in all her driving hours before school started back. She didn’t have time after school with basketball practice and games. They are very professional and Jordan felt very comfortable driving.”

H. Maney

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“Hannah had an amazing experience with WNC Driving School. Very professional and they worked with Hannah’s volleyball schedule to get her hours in so she could get her permit on her birthday. Highly recommend them to anyone in WNC!”

J. Angel

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
The registration process depends on your age and the school you attend. If you attend a school serviced by WNC Driving School, you will need to check with the school office for registration and fees. If you are a homeschool student, you will need to contact the high school for your district. If you are a private school student or 18 and over, you will need to contact WNC Driving School directly at 828-342-6051.

When can my student enroll in Driver’s Ed?
Students in NC must be 14 years and 6 months of age before beginning a driver education program.

What are drivers education requirements in NC?
Students must be actively seeking a high school diploma and be a resident of NC. NC requires students under the age of 18 to complete a 30-hour driver education class and 6 hours of in-car instruction with a certified licensed instructor. DMV website link

How much does drivers ed cost?
Schools may charge up to $65 for drivers education. Check with your school for possible fees. The cost of private instruction depends on the area in which you live and your training needs.

Is the 30-hour class available online?
Yes, there are options for online drivers education classes for students living in the Western North Carolina area. Call 828-342-6051 for more information.

How long after completing the classroom portion can I expect my student to drive with an instructor?
For contracted schools, students are scheduled according to coursework completion and date of birth. Private students are scheduled on an individual basis.

Can I use WNC Driving School for behind the wheel instruction after completing the coursework through another district?
Yes, WNC Driving School offers the 6 hours behind the wheel instruction privately. Call 828-342-6051 for fees.

After completing drivers ed, how do I get a permit?
You will be issued a Completion Certificate which allows you to receive your NC Driving Eligibility Certificate through your local school. The following link provides information regarding specific documents and fees you will need to take to your local DMV office DMV website link

How do I get a Drivers Eligibility Certificate for a homeschool student?
Homeschool students must apply through the NC Department of Non-Public Education at 1-919-733-4276.