Driver Education

We work with students to develop effective defensive driving and behavioral patterns using the foundational concepts of targeting, visual reference points, zone control, and the intended path of travel.

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BMV Approved Courses

Our program offers a 30 hour class course and a 6 hour behind the wheel course training. Every aspect of the education provided by the CIESC Driver Education program is in compliance with the guidelines and standards defined by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Online Course

Open Enrollment -
Start Anytime
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Traditional Class

Classes offered periodically
throughout the school year.
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Behind The Wheel

BTW may be included in your classroom
package or purchased a la carte.
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Program Goals

A major objective of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) is to provide the best quality driver education and traffic safety program to the greatest number of students at the most affordable price. The delivery of this program is provided through member public high schools that comprise of the CIESC membership and online.

Goals Include:

  • Promote lifetime learning opportunities in the field of traffic safety.
  • Develop behavior patterns involving defensive driving skills.
  • Coordinate CIESC efforts with those of other organizations toward a common goal of driver/ passenger risk reduction.
  • Work with all appropriate and interested parties in the united effort to maximize traffic safety.

General FAQs

How old must you be to enroll in your driver education?

This program is available to students and adults at least 15 years old. You must have reached your 15th birthday to start the online or traditional class.

How much does your program cost?

The registration fee is $355 per student* and is due at the time of registration. This fee includes the class (online or traditional) and 6 hours of in-car instruction. There is a discount applied when enrolling sibling groups. Please contact the office for more information.

*This fee is for students attending member schools of CIESC. Nonmember schools add $20 to this fee.

Can anyone enroll in your program?

CIESC offers the traditional driver education class only at certain member school districts. Specific school enrollment is not required. The online class is an option if a traditional class is not offered at your school however may not be able to provide in-car lessons. Please view the traditional or online class page for more information.

How much instruction time does each student receive?

This program meets all state requirements: 30 hours of classroom (online or traditional) instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel instruction.

When do I apply for a learner permit?

The learner permit is not required before the start of class. CIESC recommends that students obtain the learner permit AFTER completion of the class portion (online or traditional). All students are required to take the written knowledge test at the BMV and this class will help them prepare for that test.

What documentation do I need to receive his/her permit?

The license branch will ask for the Certification of Driver Education Enrollment form. This form will be emailed AFTER successful completion of the online/traditional 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 is the road test given?

After completion of both the online class and the in-car lessons, your student may request and pay for the road skills test by logging into the students account. There is a fee of $40 for the road test. The test may be requested anytime after reaching 15 years and 6 months. CIESC will not administer the road test if you registered for the online class only, the traditional class only or in-car instruction only.

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

Effective July 1, 2015 – 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 at the BMV. (without driver education 16 years and 270 days).

I've completed the online class through another online provider, can I schedule 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 In-Car Instruction only page for more information.

I have not started the program since enrollment. Can I start now?

Students will be withdrawn from the program and all fees paid will be forfeited two (2) years after initial payment/enrollment. If you would like to begin or continue with the program you must reenroll and pay the current enrollment fees.
If you enrolled less than 2 years ago, you may continue with the program by contacting the office.

What is your privacy policy?

The driver education program adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Along with parents and students who have reached the age of 18, the following people may access student records and information, school officials with legitimate educational interest, organizations conducting certain studies for on behalf of the school, or specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes. CIESC uses secure technology to protect any personal information provided to us, however, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to our website or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure.
Your information (ex. name, address, email addresses) is not collected for any purposes other than direct communication with CIESC. This information is not sold or provided for marketing purposes.