Behind The Wheel  Driving Academy

Getting Your Learner Permit

Indiana law states that students may begin driver education when they are 15 years of age; to get a learner permit at age 15, you must show proof of enrollment in a driver education course (CDE form signed by a driving school), and pass a written test at the BMV. You must hold a permit for 180 days, no matter how old you are when you get the permit; and you must complete a full driver education program (online course and 6 hours of driving) to get a license at age 16 and 90 days. If you do not enroll in driver education, you may not get a permit until you are 16, and you may not get a license until you are 16 and 270 days old.


1033 E. Mt. Pleasant Road • Evansville, IN 47725

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Summer/Fall 2019 Permit Prep Seminar Schedule

Behind The Wheel offers a free, optional​ seminar every other Saturday (and occasionally at area high schools) to help you prepare for the written learner permit test at the BMV. Class size is limited; please register by noon the Friday prior to the Saturday session you wish to attend by calling 812-402-7058. Each Saturday seminar runs from 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. at the Behind The Wheel office, located at 1033 E Mt. Pleasant Road in the 41 North Business Park in Evansville.

BTW Summer/Fall 2019 Seminar Dates:​​​​​​

  • ​​Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Saturday, August 24
  • Saturday, September 7
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Saturday, October 5
  • ​Saturday, October 19

​​Please Note:

Seminars are NOT mandatory.
Seminars DO NOT count toward the State-required minimum 30 hours of online classroom instruction.

You do not need to bring anything with you to the Seminar (but you are welcome to bring a drink/snack); all materials will be provided for you.

If you register for a seminar and cannot attend, please call us; we have a limited number of available spots and can open up your spot to another student!​​