Indiana Driver Education
What is the Graduated Driver Licensing program?
Indiana follows a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, which means you must go through two stages before you get a fully unrestricted driver's license.
The Graduated Driver Licensing program allows you to gain experience gradually with safeguards in place to protect you and other drivers.
What is Driver Education like in Indiana and how does it play into the Graduated Driver Licensing program?
Driver Education is an important part of the Graudated Driver Licensing program.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) allows teens to complete Driver Education to help prepare them for obtaining a license and driving safely.
Driver education consists of two parts:
- 30 hours of coursework (theory part)
- 6 hours of behind-wheel-training (practical part)
Teens may complete the 30 hours of coursework at any brick and mortar or online school that is approved by the BMV. The 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training may
be completed at any driving school approved by the BMV. If you take our online course, the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and your 30 hours of online coursework can be done concurrently if the behind-the-wheel school
allows it. Some behind-the-wheel providers require you to show them a Certificate of Completion for the online coursework before they allow you to begin your behind-the-wheel training.
This is up to the behind-the-wheel school, so please check with the provider you choose and see what their requirements are.
Why should I take a Driver Education course?
By taking our Indiana Driver Education course, you will receive the following benefits:
- Get on your way to obtaining a permit up to one year earlier (at age 15 instead of age 16). In order to qualify for your learner's permit at age 15, you must have proof of enrollment in a behind-the-wheel course. Most behind-the-wheel providers require you to complete your 30 hours of coursework before beginning your behind-the-wheel training. Our online course satisfies the 30-hour coursework requirement. Check with your behind-the-wheel provider to see what they require.
- Obtain a probationary driver's license up to one-half year earlier (at the age of 16 years and 90 days with Driver Education rather than 16 years and 270 days without Driver Education).
- Prepare for your knowledge exam.
- Increase or refresh your knowledge of driving skills and laws.
Why should I take Safe2Drive's Indiana Driver Education course?
Our online Indiana Driver Education course makes earning your driver's license a breeze! You get a quality educational experience without the need to go to a classroom!
It's the most convenient way to complete the 30-hour coursework portion of your Driver Education requirement.
You must be at least 15 years old to start a Driver Education course.
Steps for Teens
All that's required for you to get started is to register for the course on our website!
We've made everything as simple as possible to ensure that this process goes smoothly for you. The steps are as follows:
- Sign up for the course.
- Complete the 30 hours of online instruction (this can be completed concurrently with the behind-the-wheel instruction you're taking with a professional driving school if the behind-the-wheel provider allows it).
- Receive your Certificate of Completion (we will email this to you immediately upon completion of the course). This Certificate of Completion is for the classroom portion of Driver Education only. You will
need to complete 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with an approved driver training school to complete all Driver Education requirements.