Driver Education Classes 

    • The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. All Durham city/county students who are at least 14 ½  years old and enrolled in a public, private, charter or home school in Durham are eligible to take Driver Education with Durham Public Schools. 
    • Students wishing to take Driver Education must be eligible to receive a driver eligibility certificate. Students who have failed two or more classes the previous semester are not eligible to take Driver Education


    To take Driver Education with Durham Public Schools a student must be in one of these categories: 

    • Attend a Durham Public School high school 
    • Attend a private school located in Durham 
    • Attend a registered “home school" located in Durham. 
    • A student must be 14 ½ years of age on the first day of class. 


    DPS will be using an “on-line” payment system for the $45 fee for Driver Education. The fee will be paid by credit card or with debit card. Students who do not have a credit or debit card may obtain one from a store. Students need to remember that some places will charge a service fee for the card and need to add that to the amount put on the card. 

    Students that are dismissed from a Driver Education class due to behavior or attendance problems will not be allowed to take Driver Education a second time through Durham Public Schools. 

    Spring 2024 Driver's Education:

    April 8 - 26th

    Morning class: 6:30- 8:30am AM Class Registration

    Evening class:  5:00 - 7:00pm PM Class Registration

    Registration opens March 23rd at 9am


    Summer 2023 Driver's Education:

    We will be offering a class to Specialty Schools from Aug 7-25 from 5pm - 7pm. Registration is July 29th at 9am. The link to the class is below.

     Fall 2023 Driver's Education:

    Sept. 11 – 29: 

    Registration opens August 26th at 9:00 a.m.

    AM Class: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Goodwin)


    Oct. 2 – 20:

    Registration opens Sept. 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

    PM Class: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (DeLuca)


    Nov 6 – 29:

    Registration opens Oct. 21st at 9:00 a.m.

    AM Class Registration: 6:30am – 8:30am (Goodwin)

    PM Class Registration: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (DeLuca)


    Susan Clements (susan_clements@dpsnc.net)

    DPS Driver's Education Coordinator