Online Drivers Education
Online driver's education courses incorporate textual and visual learning devices to prepare students for the operation of motor vehicles. While many high school students attend driver's education courses at school or at local education facilities, these are not always options for everyone. Online classes allow even those in rural locations to learn driving basics over the Internet.
Meet the Requirements for a License with Online Driver's Education
Online services guide students through the requirements for state licensing and operation. State laws vary, but here's a basic formula for what you should look for:
- Minimum of 32 hours of internet-classroom instruction
- More than three hours of video instruction
- Four hours of drug-and-alcohol-awareness training
- Electronic study guides, worksheets, and tests
- DMV/DPS Certificate of Completion
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must ensure that the program you choose is approved in your state. Many online driver's programs have approval in selected states, but not in others. As such, it pays to do your homework before enrolling. Keep in mind that you will still be required to take a physical driving test at the DMV in order to receive your license in most states. Practical application of your driving skills should be studied only in a controlled, supervised environment and with the proper permit.
Excel High School offers driver's education classes for current high school students as well as adults. This school serves academic needs nationwide, but currently offers state-approved driving instruction courses in Texas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. There are a few other states pending approval, though, so check back for an updated list.