Behind the Wheel

Behind The Wheel may be included in your classroom package or purchased a la carte.
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Course Information

Effective July 23, 2019 – Indiana Code has been updated to state 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 the completion certificate or documentation from that online provider 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.

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Behind the wheel instruction is available if you have already obtained the learner's permit.

Cost

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

Per hour price: $60 per hour (two hour minimum)

Six-hours of In Car Instruction Only: $350

Class + In-Car Instruction Package: $355

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.

If you've completed the online course with another driver education provider, please forward the completion certificate from the other provider. You may submit this proof via email (drivered@ciesc.org) or fax (317-663-2082) before or after payment of behind the wheel only.

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.

A completion certificate to be used for BMV or insurance purposes will not be issued if purchasing less than six hours of instruction.

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.

Starting May 1, 2020 students must complete the six hours of in-car instruction within 90 days once assigned to an instructor. Driving will be conducted in a CIESC company vehicle.

Pick up And Drop Off Locations:

In-car instruction will be provided from the following high schools: Avon, Beech Grove, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Fishers, Franklin Central, Greenwood, Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence Central and North, Lebanon, Mooresville, New Palestine, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Western Boone, Westfield, Whiteland and Zionsville. (list updated September 8, 2020)

Behind the Wheel FAQs

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 enrollment in either the course (online or traditional), 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 anther online provider, can I register for in-car instruction only?

Yes. Please send your course completion form to us via fax or email. You will then need to create an online account through Driver Education to complete the purchase of in-car instruction. 

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?

Refund requests made after a lesson has been completed are subject to the per-hour rate ($60 per lesson). Prior to instructor assignment, a full refund of the in-car instruction portion will be honored.

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.

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 drivered@ciesc.org for a quick response. You may also call the office at 317-759-5560.