30 Hour Class Schedule Is Posted Below. Registration Will Begin On May 5th.

WNC Driving School

Drivers Education
Serving Western North Carolina

Drivers Education for Contract Schools (Macon, Cherokee County, Swain, Cherokee, and Clay County)

Registration for these classes can be found on the Register for Classes tab on this website.  YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR THE CLASS IN YOUR COUNTY.  If you do not see a test date for your county, please check back later.

You must be 14 1/2 years old to register for tests or classes.

Study material can be found under Study Materials/Forms tab as well as on the popup after you register for the class. RIP forms need to be printed, filled out and brought with you on the test date.

Dates for Driver’s Ed

Macon County-May 11th at 9:00am in the FHS Cafeteria

Swain County-May 22nd at 3:15pm at Swain High School

30 Hour Virtual Class ( All Western North Carolina)

All information and registration for the 30 hour virtual class can be found under the tab labeled “30 Hour Virtual Class”

Must attend all dates to receive credit for the class.

Dates

June 10th-13th, 6:00-9:00pm
June 14th-Test
June 17th-20th, 6:00-9:00pm
June 21st-Test

Registration will open on May 5th.

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.

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 the website for upcoming tests/classes. 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.