Getting Your Learner’s 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.
Permit Prep Seminar
Behind The Wheel offers a free, optional seminar to help you prepare for the written learner permit test at the BMV. Due to current social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to six students; you must pre-register
by calling 812-402-7058. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Each Saturday seminar runs from 9:00 – 11:15 a.m. at the Behind The Wheel office, located at 1033 E Mt. Pleasant Road, Suite F, in the 41 North Business Park in Evansville.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Our classroom is small; therefore, even as we observe social distancing guidelines, we also recommend masks for unvaccinated individuals. For your safety, we sanitize the classroom prior to each seminar.
Saturday, April 23, 2022 will be the final in-person seminar offered by Behind The Wheel; but watch our site for a new video version coming soon that will be available to everyone throughout our service area!
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!
If you are unable to attend a seminar in person, there is a condensed version presented by the BTW founder in the form of a 45-minute video; this is available to you after you enroll and are accepted into our program.
Office Hours (Central Time):
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
(but we still drive on weekends and we monitor voicemail messages for drive cancelations!)
PLEASE NOTE: In-person visits to the office are by appointment only; please call for available appointment times.
Behind The Wheel partners with Driving Brilliance for its online classroom instruction; Driving Brilliance is regarded as the top online instructional driver education program in the State of Indiana!
Had a wonderful experience with Behind The Wheel. Every time I called to schedule a drive or ask a question they were very nice to deal with. Great company to work with and trust with your teenager. Highly recommend.