Behind the Wheel

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

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. CIESC must receive the completion certificate or documentation from the 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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Important Information

Please be advised: These lessons will not begin immediately. Please allow up to 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. A completion certificate to be used for BMV or insurance purposes will not be issued if purchasing less than six hours of instruction.

Purchasing in-car only instruction (at any amount of hours) - CIESC will be unable to administer the final road skills test if you completed an online or traditional class with a different provider or have not completed a driver education class at all.

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.


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 include various evenings and weekends.

Students have 120 days to complete the six hours of in-car lessons once assigned to an instructor. Driving will be conducted in a CIESC company vehicle.


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

$60 per hour (two hour minimum)

Six-hour Package = $350

Pick up And Drop Off Locations:

In-car instructions will be provided from the following high schools: Avon, Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Carmel, Center Grove, Decatur Central, Fishers, Franklin Central, Greenfield Central, Greenwood, Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence Central and North, Lebanon, Monrovia, Mooresville, New Palestine, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Speedway, Western Boone, Westfield, Whiteland and Zionsville.

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 120 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 student will complete the online course around the same time and include the pair request at the time of registration.

I've completed the online class through anther 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 In-Car Instruction only page for more information.

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.

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