The CIESC driver education online course is an Open Enrollment - Start Anytime course approved by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Students are required to be at least 15 years old in order to enroll in and begin the online course work. Please note: Students must complete the online course within 120 days of payment. A driver education program consists of 30 hours of classroom/online instruction AND 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with an approved driver education provider. Our online program has the advantage of allowing students the ability to work through the program on their time and at their own pace, keeping in mind the 30 hours required and 120 day deadline.Students may move through the online class in as little as 15 days. Students will complete 15 units of online instruction. Each unit will contain both lesson quizzes as well as unit quizzes. Only one unit (including all lessons) can be completed per day. Once all the units are completed, a student has three attempts to achieve an 80% or above on the final exam.
What is the cost for this program?The costs of our entire program for online students of member schools, including the behind the wheel instruction is $355 ($55 online class/$300 in-car instruction). This fee is for students of member school districts. Non-member students add $20 to the registration fee.
(Be careful of other commercial schools that advertise a cheaper price, as they may not include the behind the wheel instruction as part of the program.)
What about the permit?Students will receive the form (CDE) needed to get the Learner Permit, by email, upon enrollment. This form is required by the BMV before issuance of the permit.
All students will be required to pass the state written exam at the license branch in order to be issued their learner permit.
The online course will help prepare for the state exam. CIESC recommends completing the online class before attempting to take the test at the branch.
How do I schedule the in-car instruction lessons?Students must be registered for the in-car instruction portion of the program in order to be assigned an instructor. Once the permit has been obtained and you are ready to begin your lessons, our office must be notified, preferably by email, in order to be assigned an in-car instructor and begin the 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. The instructor will work with your student's availability to create the driving schedule, including evenings and weekends if necessary. (Please allow 4-6 weeks to be assigned to an instructor after notifying the office*)
*During heavy enrollment periods the wait could extend to 8-12 weeks
Once assigned to an instructor, each student will have an additional 120 days to complete the 6 hours of in-car lessons (not combined with the 120 days for the online course). Please plan to make yourself available to the instructor in order to complete within this time frame. Unfortunately, we must revoke Learner Permits from students that fail to complete all 6 hours of instruction within that 120 day window.
Where are the pick-up and drop off locations?In-car instructions will be provided from the following high schools: Avon, Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Bishop Chatard, Brebeuf Jesuit, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Decatur Central, Fishers, Franklin Central, Greenfield Central, Greenwood, Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights (summer only), Hamilton Southeastern, Heritage Christian, Lawrence Central and North, Lebanon, Mooresville, New Palestine, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Speedway, Western Boone, Westfield, Whiteland and Zionsville.
Please review both the Student's Rights and Student/Parent Responsibilities for participating in the driver education program.