Getting Started

We are excited that you want to get started with Driver Ed Safety and learn to be the best driver you can be! Please select an option below to learn how you can get started today!

$380

Price increase effective July 1, 2022

Price includes online course AND behind the wheel instruction.

Step 1 - Start and Complete Online Course

After payment, students will have immediate access to the online course.

Students under the age of 16 must enroll in and complete the class (online or in-person) AND enroll in the behind-the-wheel instruction in order to receive the form needed to obtain the learner permit.

Please read all of the information below before registering.

Qualifications

  • Students are required to be at least 15 years old in order to enroll in and begin the online course work.
  • Students must complete the online course within 120 days of payment.
  • Online work must be completed in Google Chrome or Firefox web browser.

Please view BMV Requirements link for additional information on obtaining your probationary license.

Class Setup

Our online course limit students to completing only one unit per day. Each unit averages 2.5 hours. This is our 30-hour course.

  • 15 units
  • Each unit contains lesson quizzes and unit test
  • One online final exam
  • Complete one unit per day

Technical Requirements

You must use Google Chrome or Firefox as your default browser.

Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge and Safari may not be compatible with important functions of this course, such as saving work, so we suggest you use alternative browsers.

Additionally, some units use Adobe Flash, so iPad and iPhone users may need to install and use Puffin as their default browser.

Step 2 - Obtain the Learner Permit

Please be advised: Assuming in-car instruction is purchased, AFTER successfully completing the online course, the form needed to obtain the learner permit will be emailed.

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.

Behind-the-Wheel Instruction

After the completion of the online course, students will proceed to the BMV to obtain the learner’s permit. For students under the age of 16, a certificate of enrollment (CDE form) is required by the BMV to obtain the permit. This form will be sent after the successful completion of the coursework, assuming in-car instruction is purchased. Please be advised that all students must take the state written permit test at the license branch in order to obtain the permit.

The packaged price includes 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Please allow up to six weeks to be assigned to an instructor after updating your account (some areas’ wait is much longer).

Once assigned to an instructor, you will receive a link to the instructor’s calendar to choose your six drive sessions. Failure to complete the 6 hours of instruction within the 90-day window may result in an extension fee, withdrawal of from the program, or revocation of the Learner’s Permit, if obtained.

Pick Up And Drop Off Locations

In-car instruction will be provided from the following high schools: Avon, Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Fishers, Franklin Central, Greenwood, Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence Central and North, Mooresville, New Palestine, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Warren Central, Westfield, Whiteland, and Zionsville. (list updated Oct. 04, 2022)

Register and Pay

After reading the above steps, please create an account in our student information system.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get ready for your new Driver Ed Safety adventure by watching our informational video below and reading through the frequently asked questions. We will be reaching out to you with your account credentials and more information after we review your registration.

Online Course Facts

What are the start dates for the online course?

The online class is an open enrollment, start anytime course. You may start at your convenience, assuming that you are at least 15 years old.

How long will it take for my student to finish the course?

The online course may be completed in a minimum of 15 days (including the online final test). To assist in the learning process, students are only allowed to complete one unit per day. The course must be completed within 120 days.

Can anyone enroll in the online course?

The online course option is open to all students at least 15 years or older. In order for CIESC to provide the in-car lessons, students must have the ability to drive from one of our member schools. Check our list of school locations here.

How do I pay for an extension of the online course?

Please call the office at 317-759-5560 to make payment over the phone with a credit card. The $50 extension fee adds an additional 120 days to the online course.

Each extension request requires the extension fee. There is no maximum on the number of extensions allowed however a new Certificate of Enrollment (CDE) will not be issued until the course has been successfully completed.

When will my student receive their Learner Permit?

If under the age of 16, completion of the online class is required. The license branch will ask for the Certification of Driver Education Enrollment (CDE) form. This form will be emailed AFTER successful completion of the online class. Your student will also need to present an original birth certificate, original social security card, school report card as well as proof of residency. A parent may have to provide their valid driver’s license, original birth certificate or passport and 2 proofs of residency. Please visit the BMV website for more information.

Can students begin behind-the-wheel driving while taking the online course?

If over the age of 16 and you have already obtained your learner’s permit, you may update your account with your permit number. This will place your name on the ready-to-drive waitlist. Depending on the wait in your area, you may begin behind-the-wheel lessons while taking the online course.

I've completed the online course through another online provider. Can I register for in-car instruction only?

Yes. Please be advised: CIESC will be unable to administer the final road skills test if you completed an online course with a different provider. Please view the Behind The Wheel page for more information.

After completing your program, when is the student eligible to get his/her Probationary License?

Assuming the student completed both class and in-car instruction with CIESC, each student must be at least 16 years and 90 days and hold their learner permit for 180 days before applying for the probationary license (without driver education 16 years and 270 days).

What is your refund/transfer policy?

No refunds will be given of the online course after completion of a single lesson or activity. All transfer or refund requests of the in-car instruction 30 days after payment are subject to a $50 processing fee (please allow up to 6 weeks for processing check refunds).

Please be advised a refund of services will disqualify the student from obtaining the probationary license at 16 years and 90 days and would not qualify for any insurance discounts if applicable.

What is the current wait in my area?

Please visit our designated wait time site for up to date information on wait times.

Where is my name on the wait list?

If you have updated your student account with your permit number, you can view your estimated assignment date here.

My question is not addressed. How can I reach you?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question on our website, please send us an email at driveredsafety@ciesc.org for a quick response. You may also call the office at 317-759-5560.

$380

Price increase effective July 1, 2022

Price includes classroom AND behind the wheel instruction.

Step 1 - Know the Process

Please read all of the information below before registering.

Students under the age of 16 must enroll in and complete the class (online or in-person) AND enroll in the behind-the-wheel instruction in order to receive the form needed to obtain the learner permit.

Hours

Classes meet 4-5 days a week, up to 3 hours per day, immediately after school at the high schools listed below.

Scheduling

Dates listed are for classroom only. The learner permit may be obtained after successfully completing the classroom phase. In-car instruction will begin between 8 and 13 weeks later.

Review the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Learner’s Permit

After successfully completing the classroom phase, students will apply for the learner permit. The learner permit is not needed before the start of class. The Certificate of Driver Education (CDE) form needed to obtain the learner permit will be issued by email at COMPLETION of the class. 

Step 2 - Upcoming Class Schedule

Check the locations and start dates below to choose which Traditional Course you want to register. Traditional Course locations close to new registrations after the start date. Currently, there are no plans to add more schools for in-person classes. We will continuously update the website with changes. If your school is not listed, please consider the online course which has open enrollment, start anytime.

July 2022

Southport High School
July 18 – July 29

CLASS FULL


Address:
971 E. Banta Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Room Number: 246

  • Monday – Friday
  • Registration fee is $365 (includes class + 6-1hr in-car lessons)
  • Students must be 15 by the first day of class to enroll
  • Dates/Time listed above are CLASSROOM ONLY. You will schedule the driving at a later time. Check current area wait times.
  • Class does not meet on school half days or days out (including holidays and breaks)
  • The CDE Form is not sent until the class has been completed
  • Transportation to and from class is the responsibility of the parents.
  • Classes may be cancelled if there is not sufficient enrollment. Refund will be given or transfer honored if classes are cancelled.

Fall and Winter 2022

There will be NO in-person classes offered for the remainder of 2022. Please check back often for 2023 dates.

Step 3 - Behind the Wheel Instruction

After the completion of the classroom course, students will proceed to the BMV to obtain the learner’s permit. For students under the age of 16, a certificate of enrollment (CDE form) is required by the BMV to obtain the permit. This form will be sent after the successful completion of the classroom course assuming in-car instruction is purchased. Please be advised that all students must take the state written permit test at the license branch in order to obtain the permit.

There may be a significant waiting time before in-car instruction could begin. Check for current area wait times before registering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get ready for your new Driver Ed Safety adventure by watching our informational video below and reading through the frequently asked questions. We will be reaching out to you with your account credentials and more information after we review your registration.

Traditional Course Facts

How long is your program?

For most schools, classes will be held Monday through Thursday for 3 weeks for 2.5 hours per day. Please check individual school page for class time.

How do I submit my child's registration?

You may register and pay online (using a credit card). Registration forms are also located in the main office at your high school, as well as on our website. Forms may be submitted by mail or fax only. Mail registration form and payment to:

CIESC
Attn: Driver Education
3500 Depauw Blvd
Pyramid Two – Suite 2020
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Or fax to 317-663-2082 (if using Visa or Mastercard).

Can I register and pay by phone?

No. At this time, we are not accepting any registrations by phone.

Is there a deadline for submitting registration?

Registration deadline is 1 week before the class begins if the session is not already full.

Can my child attend classes at a different school?

Yes. If space is available, students are welcome to attend classes at locations other than their own school. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from their school choice.

How do I get my student to and from Driver Education classes?

Transportation is the responsibility of the parents. Students may not be approved to ride the after school bus for our classes.

Can my child be paired with a friend for the behind-the-wheel portion?

Yes. If your child needs to be assigned with a specific student for carpooling reasons, include this information on the registration form.

When can my child receive his/her learner permit?

The license branch will ask for the Certification of Driver Education Enrollment form. This form will be emailed AFTER successful completion of the class. Your student will also need to present an original birth certificate, original social security card, school report card as well as proof of residency. A parent may have to provide their valid driver’s license, original birth certificate or passport and 2 proofs of residency. Please visit the BMV website for more information.

When will my child begin behind-the-wheel driving?

Once the permit has been obtained from the BMV and you are ready to begin your lessons, you must update your account with the permit number. This will place your name on the ready to drive wait list. Please allow 6 weeks to be assigned to an instructor after updating your account (During heavy enrollment periods the wait could extend to 8-12 weeks.)

Can students begin behind-the-wheel drive at the same time they're in class?

Yes. As long as the permit has been obtained, students may drive with the instructor or parent.

My child is going to miss 1-3 days of class, will he/she need to make up time missed?

Yes. Any hours missed is required to be made up. On the first day of class your child will need to inform the classroom instructor of which days he/she will miss and the instructor will then explain the options available for making up the time missed. Missing 1-3 days of classroom will not jeopardize your child’s eligibility to enroll in our driver education program. Any days over 3 will result in withdrawal from the program and forfeiture of fees paid.

What is your refund/ transfer policy?

To receive a full refund our office must be contacted before the start of class. There is a $50 fee for all refund or transfer requests made after the start date of the class (please allow up to 6 weeks for processing check refunds).

Please be advised a refund of services will disqualify the student from obtaining the probationary license at 16 years and 90 days and would not qualify for any insurance discounts if applicable.

What is the current wait in my area?

Please visit our designated wait time site for  up to date information on wait times.

Where is my name on the wait list?

If you have updated your student account with your permit number, you can view your estimated assignment date here.

My question was not addressed. How can I reach you?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question on our website, please send us an email at driveredsafety@ciesc.org for a quick response. You may also call the office at 317-759-5560.

$65 per hour (two hour minimum)

Behind-the-Wheel instruction may be included in your classroom package or purchased a la carte.

Six-hours of In Car Instruction Only: $375

Class + Six hours of In-Car Instruction Package: $380

If you are in need of the Certificate of Enrollment to obtain the permit, you must complete the 30-hour class and purchase the service for six hours of in-car instruction.

Step 1 - Know the Process

Students under the age of 16 must provide proof of completing an online course prior to enrolling in behind the wheel lessons. If a different provider was used for the online class, CIESC must receive and accept the completion certificate before issuing the form needed to obtain the learner permit. Our six-hour package, along with the completion certificate, will meet the BMV requirements for having successfully completed a driver education program.

Pick up and drop off for these lessons will be from one of the locations listed below. We do not offer pick up and drop off at your home.

Important Information

Please be advised: In-car lessons will not begin immediately. Please allow at least eight weeks to be assigned to an instructor after providing the learner’s permit (driver license) number. The wait could be longer in some areas.

Purchasing in-car only instruction (at any amount of hours) – CIESC will be unable to administer the final road skills test if you have not completed a driver education class.

Payment of fewer than six hours of instruction must be made by check or money order only and mailed to the CIESC office. Online registration is not available. Lessons are only available to and from high schools listed. We do not offer home pick-up and drop- off.

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Scheduling

Enjoy our flexible driving options. Once assigned to an instructor, you will have access to your instructor’s calendar of available dates and times. These dates generally include evenings and weekends.

Pick up And Drop Off Locations

In-car instruction will be provided from the following high schools: Avon, Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Fishers, Franklin Central, Greenwood, Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence Central and North, Mooresville, New Palestine, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Warren Central, Westfield, Whiteland, and Zionsville. (List updated Oct. 04 , 2022)

View Area Wait Times

Step 2 - Register and Pay

After reading the information in Step 1, please create an account in our student information system.

Step 3 - Frequently Asked Questions

Get ready for your new Driver Ed Safety adventure by reading through the frequently asked questions. We will be reaching out to you with your account credentials and more information after we review your registration.

When can my child obtain his/her learner permit?

We recommend waiting until the student successfully completes the class portion of the program, if enrolled, before obtaining the learner permit. The license branch will ask for the Certification of Driver Education Enrollment form. This form will be emailed after successful complete in either course (online or traditional), and enrollment of the in-car instruction or package.

Students will also need to present an original birth certificate, original social security card, school report card, as well as proof of residency. A parent may have to provide their valid driver’s license, original birth certificate or passport and two proofs of residency. Please visit the BMV website for more information.

When will my child begin behind-the-wheel driving?

Students must be registered for the in-car instruction portion of the program. Once the permit has been obtained and you are ready to begin your lessons, you must update your account with the permit number. This will place your name on the ready-to-drive wait list. Please allow up to six weeks to be assigned to an instructor after updating your account (during heavy enrollment periods the wait could extend to 8-12 weeks.) Once assigned to an instructor, the six hours of instruction must be completed within 90 days.

Can students begin behind-the-wheel driving as they are taking the online course?

It is recommended that the student complete the online class before obtaining the probationary license. If the student used the Certificate of Enrollment (CDE) to obtain the learner permit, they must successfully complete the online class before beginning the in-car instruction.

Can my child be paired to drive with a friend?

Yes. If your child needs to be assigned with a specific student for carpooling reasons, please be sure both students will complete the online course around the same time and include the pair request at the time of registration or call the office to update the students’ accounts.

I've completed the online class through another online provider, can I register for in-car instruction only?

Yes. However, if you are in need of the Certificate of Enrollment (to obtain the permit), you must submit the Online Course Completion Certificate with noted start and end dates.

We can not guarantee that we will accept the completion form so it is important that approval is given prior to enrolling and paying for the in-car instruction service.

After completing your program, when is my child eligible to receive their probationary license?

Assuming the student completed both class and in-car instruction with CIESC, each student must be at least 16 years and 90 days and hold their learner permit for 180 days before applying for the probationary license (without driver education: 16 years and 270 days).

What is your refund policy?

A processing fee of $50 will be deducted from all refund requests made 30 days after the initial payment (please allow up to 6 weeks for processing check refunds).

Please be advised a refund of the in-car driving instruction with CIESC DriverEdSafety will disqualify the student from obtaining the probationary license at 16 years and 90 days and would not qualify for any insurance discounts if applicable.

What is the current wait in my area?

You may check the area wait times here.

Where is my name on the wait list?

If you have updated your student account with your permit number, you can view your estimated assignment date here.

My question is not addressed. How can I reach you?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question on our website, please send us an email at driveredsafety@ciesc.org for a quick response. You may also call the office at 317-759-5560.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • The DriverEdSafety road skills test is not available to the public. You must have completed our class AND in-car instruction for us to provide the test.
  • If you have failed the road skills test, we recommend waiting 2 weeks before you retake the road skills test. After three failures, you must wait 60 days to retake the test.
  • The BMV may not issue the probationary license if a successful road skills test document is provided by CIESC before the time restriction of 60 days end.

Eligibility

By completing both the class and in-car instruction, you are eligible for the state road skills test. We must have the completion certificate on file if the online class was not completed by CIESC.

Students must be at least 16 years and 90 days old to take the test. The fee for this service is $40 and test will be given in a CIESC vehicle. The pick-up and drop-off will be from one of our member high schools. Tests are not administered in all areas and may change without notice.

The test with CIESC will take the place of the test administered by the license branch.

Scheduling

Students must first enroll in the road skills test service online. Your student should have a DriverEdSafety.com username and password and completed both class and in-car lessons with CIESC.

Please do not create a new account. If you are having troubles logging in or do not have an online account, please contact us for directions on how to request this test.

The scheduling of the test will be arranged after payment. Reassignment to another instructor may approximately 2 business days. Please note: After payment, it may take up to 7-10 business days before the test will be scheduled with the instructor.

Plan Ahead

Before you schedule the test with CIESC, do a practice test with your student.

  • The parent takes a 20 minute ride where they supply only directions as where to go.
  • No coaching should take place. This may include streets and routes unfamiliar to the student.
  • It should include most driving tasks: roundabouts, left and right stoplight turns, merging, lane changes, stop signs, and parallel parking. Left turns on solid green lights need to be practiced, fully understood, and competency demonstrated.
  • If the drive can be done without the student asking for clarification or help, and the parent does not feel compelled to give coaching help for fear of a crash, then they may be ready.
  • If verbal coaching never stops, the clarifying questions never stop, and the student never demonstrates that they can really make correct driving decisions on their own. Additional practice is needed.

Register

After you have read the information above, please click the button below to begin your Road Skills Test registration.