Driver Education training consists of two separate courses: Theory Highway Safety and Behind-the-Wheel training. Students may complete the Theory Highway Safety portion by taking the course online. After students receive their permit, they can take Behind the Wheel driving lessons. Students are not required to take either part of driver education in the state of Pennsylvania before obtaining a license; however, it is recommended. It is also recommended that students take the theory portion first so that they can learn about safe driving practices before starting behind-the-wheel training. If students take both components of driver education, the Chester County Intermediate Unit driving instructor can administer the driving test to them during the last half-hour of their lessons. Students cannot take the driving test until they have had their permit for six months and completed 65 hours of practice driving.
It is recommended that students sign up shortly after they get their permit as there is usually a wait for lessons to begin. Students in West Chester, Downingtown, Tredyffrin/Easttown school districts can be taken out during their study hall and lunch periods. Students in the Avon Grove, Coatesville, Great Valley, Garnet Valley, Kennett, Octorara, Oxford, and Phoenixville Area School Districts can have evening, or weekend lessons. The lessons will be done based on the student sign up date. A license or learner’s permit is required to enroll in the Behind-the-Wheel Training. Please sign up early as there is usually a 14-16 week wait for lessons.
Driver Education Pricing for 2016-2017
$120 Online Theory Instruction (plus a $5.00 processing fee) for the 30 hour course
$161 Online Theory Instruction (plus a $5.00 processing fee) for the 40 hour course
$464 Behind-the-Wheel Training (Chester County students)
$522 Behind-the-Wheel Training (All other students)
For additional information, please contact the Driver Education coordinator Delb@cciu.org or by phone at 484-237-5189.
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