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Completion of the Course

Driver Education Certificate

This certificate states that you have completed 30 hours of classroom and six hours of behind-the-wheel training.  You will use this certificate to obtain a Driver Eligibility Certificate from your school and Level 1 Learner’s permit from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

How long is the Driver Education Certificate valid?

This certificate is valid as long as you need it.  Do not lose or misplace this form- you will need it for future use.

Driver Eligibility Certificate

As of August 1, 1998, persons less than 18 years of age applying for a permit or license must have this certificate.  This certificate states that the student is passing at least five of six courses in a regular schedule, or three of four courses in a block schedule and is currently enrolled in school. The certificate is valid for 30 days, and must be renewed if you do not obtain a learner’s permit within that time.

Where do I get my Driver Eligibility Certificate?

Each high school has a person assigned to issue this certificate. Your behind-the-wheel instructor will give you this blank form with instructions on how to fill it out and where to take it to be completed.

Now you are Ready to Start Driving

Going to the DMV to get your learner’s permit:

You must take the following to the DMV:

  • the driver education certificate
  • the driver eligibility certificate (valid for 30 days)
  • a certified copy of birth certificate
  • social security card
  • proof of residence
  • $15.00
  • Parent or guardian

Once at the DMV

  • You will take a written test – 25 questions
  • You will get your eyes checked-also take an oral test on 12 road signs
  • You will get your picture taken for your learner’s permit
  • You will fall under the graduated licensing law