Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions. If you still have more questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
A student must be 14 1/2 years old in order to obtain a permit from the DMV.
My child is involved in extra curricular activities. Does your school offer flexibility with driving schedules and what if my child needs to miss a class?
We try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to driving schedules. We drive 7 days per week and are available at most day time hours. If your student must miss a scheduled class, the classes can be made up during the next class session.
No, a 17 year old can take a written test at the DMV to obtain a permit which they can use to drive with anyone over the age of 21. Once they feel comfortable driving they can schedule a skills test and get a drivers license. However, if you want to be a safe driver and get a discount on your insurance premiums, then driver education is strongly recommended.
Classes are always held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Rathdrum Grange.
No. The state of Idaho prohibits student drivers from practicing driving except for with a Idaho Certified Driver Education Instructor.
No, we provide a liability policy which is included in the cost of the tuition.
Each insurance company is different. Check with your provider. Typically, insurance is not required until a license is obtained.
You must drive a minimum of 6 months and 50 hours, and a minimum of 10 of those hours must be at night.
No, it is still illegal after dusk.
The online program is equivalent to 30 classroom hours of instruction. Each student completes at his or her own pace. We have students who are able to complete the program in a quick amount of time and others who take longer. It really depends on each student's ability to devote the time to the program.
We ask that each student complete 100% of the course work before requesting drive times.
Our goal is to provide each of our students with a diversified driving experience throughout our training, so we highly recommend varying the time of the appointments. Ultimately, we recommend scheduling appointments for night time, heavier traffic, and lighter traffic to ensure your child is able to experience more unique situations with our instructor. We typically do not schedule more than one driver per week unless time permits. Driving can take up to six (6) weeks to complete.
The online program is meant as a convenience for people who are unable to get to the classroom. It saves driving time and gas. The tuition also included the cost of the online program that we utilize. The behind the wheel instruction is the most costly piece of driver education.
The first step is to obtain a permit from the DMV. You will need to provide proof of the permit purchase. We will provide you with an access code which you will use to log on to the online program. DO NOT go directly to the online program without an access code. We will not have visibility of the coursework and will be unable to assist you if you do not use the code we provide.