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. 

    Summer 2024 Driver's Education: 
    The registration date will be June 29th at 9:00 a.m.  June Registration
    The class will run July 8th - 17th from 8:00 a.m. till noon. 
    Also, we will offer a class from August 12th-30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
    That registration will be on July 27th at 9:00 a.m. July Registration



    Susan Clements (susan_clements@dpsnc.net)

    DPS Driver's Education Coordinator