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. Masks are also currently required.
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.
2021 Summer Seminar Dates:
Saturday, June 5 (FULL)
Saturday, June 19
Saturday, July 10
Saturday, July 24
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, August 21
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 owner in the form of a 45-minute video; this is available to you after you enroll and are accepted into our program.
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.