We Know: All About Driver's Education Online
Why take a driver's education class online?
Because the driver's education class involves book work rather than hands-on driving, an online course is more
convenient than going to a classroom. You can complete the coursework on your own time schedule and at your own pace.
Some courses offer a combination of online and behind the wheel training.
Things to Know About Driver's Education Online Courses
Before signing up for an online driver's training course, consider these points:
- Check with your state's department of motor vehicles to make sure that online driver's training courses are legal.
- Find out if you have a limited amount of time in which you must complete the course.
- What supplemental materials, if any, are available to the student such as practice exams?
- If you have questions about anything, is there a real person you can speak to?
- Some online companies offer driver's training courses in several areas, others do not. If you're looking for a
commercial education class, one for motorcycles, or for any course other than a private driver's license, make sure the
company offers it.
- Some online courses will allow you to take the final exam however many times it takes to pass. Others are more
restrictive. Find out the company's policy.
- Some companies allow you to download the course to your PDA or other handheld device.
- Inquire whether there are demos available for you to download and try out first.
- Verify that the school provides a DMV approved certificate of completion that will be recognized by your state's DMV.
Companies That Offer Driver's Education Online Courses
There are many choices for an online driver's education class, including:
- Learners Permit: For California, Colorado, Florida, and Nevada residents. Course is $70.
- Teen Driving Course: Offers practice tests, $150.00
- Cheap Drivers Ed: For California and Nevada residents. Course is $59.
- Traffic School: For California, Florida, and Nevada residents. Course is $100.