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North Carolina Drivers License Rules & Resources


Students who are at least 14½ years old and are pursuing a high school diploma or GED can enroll in this approved driver education course.

Driver education courses consist of two phases:

  •  30 hours of instruction and an eye exam
  •  6 hours of behind-the-wheel

Upon completion, students will receive a Driver Education Certificate. This allows them to apply for a level one Limited Learner Permit, the first level of North Carolina's graduated licensing process for drivers under age 18.

Driving Eligibility Certificate for Teens:

High school students who are successfully completing their academic requirements are issued a Driving Eligibility Certificate by their high school.

To receive a Driving Eligibility Certificate, an individual must be:

  • Between 15 and 17 years old. (not a requirement for 18 and older) 
  • Currently enrolled in school.
  • Making progress toward a high school diploma or GED.

Students attending schools outside of North Carolina can obtain an eligibility certificate from the public school they would normally attend if they were enrolled in state. Students will be asked to submit their most recent report card. 

We offer professional drivers education for the following schools:

  • Cannon
  • Christ the King Catholic High School
  • Community School of Davidson
  • Concord High School
  • Cox Mill High School
  • Davidson College
  • Davidson Day High School
  • Home School
  • Hopewell High School
  • Hough High School
  • Lake Norman Charter High School
  • North Meck High School
  • Other Cornelius, Concord, Huntersville, Davidson area schools
  • Pine Lake
  • Private Schools
  • South Lake Christian Academy