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 Driver Education Online Theory Course. After students receive their permit, they can take Behind-the-Wheel Training 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, have had their permit for at least six months, have completed 65 hours of driving practice and they attend a school the CCIU has a written agreement with, the Chester County Intermediate Unit driving instructor can administer the driving test to the student during the last half-hour of their lesson.
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, Bishop Shanahan, 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.
Driver Education Pricing for 2018-2019
$123 Online Theory Instruction (plus a $5.00 processing fee) for the 30-hour course
$165 Online Theory Instruction (plus a $5.00 processing fee) for the 40-hour course
$475 Behind-the-Wheel Training (Chester County students)
$535 Behind-the-Wheel Training (All other students)
For additional information, please contact the Driver Education coordinator at email@example.com or by phone at 484-237-5189.