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Drivers Ed Registration Information

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. 





Riverside/Ignite Academy Registration


Registration will be December 3rd at 9:00am.  Once the allotted slots are filled, the registration will close. 

Classes will begin on Jan. 5th and end on Jan. 27th.  Classes will meet Monday - Friday excluding holidays.

Students may register for one of the following classes.


Morning Class  6:30am - 8:30am

Evening Class    5:45pm - 7:45pm


Registration Links  


Please make sure you are registering for the appropriate class time.  We cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred time if you sign up for the incorrect class.    


Ignite Academy Evening Class Registration 


Ignite Academy Morning Class Registration 


Susan ClementsDriver's Ed Coordinator