- 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.
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Work at your own pace. The course is accessible at any PC or tablet.
A Driver Education program consists of 30 hours of classroom/online instruction AND 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with an approved driver education provider.
Both phases are required to obtain the learner’s permit before the age of 16 and to qualify for the operator’s license at 16 years and 3 months.
The cost of the complete program, which includes behind-the-wheel instruction is $355 ($55 online class and $300 in-car instruction).
Please note that other commercial schools that advertise programs at a lower cost may not include the hands-on behind-the-wheel instruction.
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.
Effective July 23, 2019 – BMV Indiana Code (IAC 4-4-3)has been updated allowing only the behind-the-wheel provider of a driver education course to issue the Certification of Driver Education Enrollment (CDE) Form. Enrollment in the class only will not qualify to obtain the learner’s permit at age 15.
Internet Explorer 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.
Students must be registered for the in-car instruction portion of the program in order to be assigned an instructor. After completing the online class and permit has been obtained. 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 (some area’s wait extend to 8-12+ weeks).
Once assigned to an instructor, you will receive a link to the instructor’s calendar to choose your six drive sessions. Starting May 1, 2020 students must complete six hours in-car instruction within 90 days (not combined with the 120 days for the online course). Please plan to make yourself available to the instructor in order to complete within this time frame. Unfortunately, we must revoke Learner Permits from students that fail to complete all six hours of instruction within that 90-day window.
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, Greenwood, Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence Central and North, Lebanon, Monrovia, Mooresville, North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Plainfield, Southport, Speedway, Western Boone, Westfield, Whiteland and Zionsville. (list updated May 12, 2020)
Online Course FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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 you 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.
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).
No refunds will be given of the online course after completion of a single lesson or activity. All transfer requests made after completion of a single lesson are subject to the $50 processing fee.
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.