When can I get a permit?
For a driver education permit, as of January 1, 2012, you must be at least 15 years old. For a learner permit, you must be at least 16 years old. You may take driver's education with either permit.
How long do I have to complete driver's education?
Indiana law mandates that you must complete both the classroom and driving portion within 120 days after you obtain your permit; an extension may be granted with a written request from the student or parent.
When can I get my license?
If you take driver's education (including the classroom portion), you can get a license at 16 years and 180 days. If you don't take driver's education, you must wait until you are 16 years and 270 days.
How long do I have to hold a permit before I can get my license?
All permits must be held for at least 180 days.
How do I get my permit?
We can assist you with obtaining a driver education permit. Effective July 1, 2012, 15-year-old students enrolling in a driver's education program will be required to pass a written exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions about signs and rules of the road, at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in order to get a driver's education permit. Please note: you must be at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office at least one hour prior to the office's closing in order to take the written test. If you need to have the written test read to you, you must schedule an appointment in advance of taking the test. Students will need to enroll in one of our classes and pay in full for the course to obtain a CDE form, which will allow them to take the permit test at the BMV. Students who pass the written test and receive their permit will still be required to complete 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of driving practice before they are eligible for a license (but they will not have to take another written exam in order to get their license.) Because many teens have limited knowledge of driving principles and laws, we strongly recommend that the student complete the classroom portion of the program BEFORE taking the BMV written test. For a sample of the written knowledge test, please visit the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.
For a learner permit, you must pass written and vision tests at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
What if I'm supposed to drive and it's snowing or icy?
We may occasionally have to reschedule classroom and driving sessions due to inclement weather. An announcement regarding classes will be posted on our answering service; on Facebook and Twitter; and also on Evansville radio and television stations. If we have to cancel drives, we will attempt to contact everyone who is scheduled on that date. You are also welcome to call the office at 812-402-7058.
When should a new driver be insured?
You should contact your insurance company in advance to ensure that a new driver will be insured when he or she receives a license.