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DRIVING SCHOOL FAQs

 

When can I take driver education?

Our classes are held at 301 N Highway 190 Suite E-8
Covington, LA 70433

You can take the 30 hour driver education course as early as 14 years 9 months of age and in the 8th grade.  You cannot start the driving portion until you are 15 years old.  If you are over the age of 18 and meet Louisiana State requirements, you must take the 6 hour class instruction and 8 hours of driving.

The 38 hour course is broken down into 4 days from 9:00am to 5:00pm for a total of 30 hours for the classroom and 4 days of 2 hours each for the 8 hours of behind the wheel training.

 

Must present High School Enrollment Form at the DMV.

How do I sign up for your courses?

You can register for any of our services online. Simply follow the prompts on the Home or Services pages.

How much will it cost?

The price of drivers education varies based on service provided.

THE 38 HOUR COURSE IS $420.00

38 HOUR CLASSROOM IS $100.00

38 HOUR BEHIND THE WHEEL IS $320.00

Effective Jan. 1, 2017

The 14 hour course is $320.00

14 HOUR CLASSROOM PORTION IS $75.00

14 HOUR 8 HOUR BEHIND THE WHEEL PORTION IS $320.00

Effective Jan. 1, 2017

The Court mandated/Defensive driving course is $75.00

2 Hour Private Drive is 100.00

8 Hour Private Drive package is 320.00

THIRD PARTY TESTING PRICING:

* We do not administer the road skills test in an applicant's own vehicle.

$30.00 To Administer the Test

$70.00 For Use of  ACADEMICS OF DRIVING LLC. Vehicle

Road Skills Test Total Fee $100.00

* The Road Skills Test Fee is non-refundable.

   A $100.00 deposit has to be paid in order to reserve the student's spot for the 38 Hour Course.   Please note  when you register, if you DO NOT put your required down payment, your registration will be deleted from our system within SEVEN (7) days of your initial registration. You must return to your account with your payment to secure your seat. We can only accommodate those students in our driving school who have secured their seat properly with the required down payment. Once our class is filled with secured students, we may not be able to accommodate your attendance in that particular class and you will need to choose another start date.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS. We accept cash, credit card, and money order only.

Other Fees:
Bad Check Fee : $40.00
Copies of Certificates (Motor Vehicle) : $25.00

Re-administration of written test fee: $20.00                                                                 

You will be given the actual DMV written test as part of this course, up to two times without any additional charge. However, if the time runs out in the classroom you will need to come back to us on some given dates/times.

If the student still fails the DMV written test, they may make an appointment on a agreed upon date/time at an additional fee of $20.00 for an additional Preparatory Class with up to two test given again. 


PLEASE NOTE:
A $40 fee will be assessed if a student is not prepared for each 2 hour increment of the Behind The Wheel appointment for any of the following reasons:

  1. Wearing improper shoes for scheduled drive. No flip-flops, Crocs, beach style shoes allowed. Stable shoes only.
  2. Failure to give 24-hour notice of drive cancellations.
  3. Student not being picked up by parents within 15 minutes of the end of lesson. ($1.00 per minute charge after 15 minutes)
  4. Student not being picked up at Academics of Driving after drive finished.

Any reference herein to OMV shall be construed as referring to the Office of Motor Vehicles, Training and Certification Unit, P.O. Box 64886, Baton Rouge, LA 70896.

What is your refund policy?

48 Hours notice must be given if a student is unable to attend a scheduled course. If a 48 hour notice is given and the student does not wish to attend Academics Of Driving School a fee of $35.00 will be charged and the remainder refunded. A No Call No Show will result in Forefiture of the your deposit.

* The Road Skills Test Fee is non-refundable.

Is there a conduct policy?

Absolutely there is!

Cheating, disrespectfulness, fighting, excessive tardiness, stealing, vandalism and any other serious problems WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND COULD LEAD TO EXPULSION.

All payment will be forfeit in the case of a violation of the conduct policy. 

Stable shoes are required for all drives. 



What do I need for class?

You will need a NOTEBOOK, PEN AND IDENTIFICATION IN THE FORM OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR STATE ID CARD.

A $100.00 deposit has to be paid in order to reserve the student's spot for the 38 Hour Course.  Please note  when you register, if you DO NOT put your required down payment, your registration will be deleted from our system within SEVEN (7) days of your initial registration. You must return to your account with your payment to secure your seat. We can only accommodate those students in our driving school who have secured their seat properly with the required down payment. Once our class is filled with paid students, we may not be able to accommodate your attendance in that particular class and you will need to choose another start date.

We give the DMV written test in the 38 and 14 hour course, please go onto the DMV website to download and study their driver's guide. 

Please go to Expresslane.org and download the Class D and E drivers guide in preparation for the DMV written test.

The 38 Hour course will have a study guide for students signing up online. It will come in an email in which you can download to help with quizzes in the course. 

There will be tests in the classroom, as well as during the behind the wheel portion.

An 80% grade is needed to the pass the classroom portion, and a 70% to pass the behind the wheel.

Must present High School Enrollment Form at the DMV.

Our classes are held at 301 N Highway 190 Suite E-8
Covington, LA 70433

Do you provide lunch for the classroom session days?

No, please bring a bag lunch.

IHOP and Applebees are within walking distance


We also have a coke, candy/ chip machine, refrigerator and microwave.

When can I take the behind-the-wheel (BTW) portion of your program?

You can begin your behind-the-wheel training once you have completed your classroom course and also have reached 15 years of age.

When does the behind the wheel portion have to be finished?

The eight hour behind the wheel course shall be completed within 120 days of completion of the 30 hour classroom course.

The eight hour behind the wheel course shall be completed within 90 days of completion of the 6 hour classroom course. 

Students may not drive during any time that would result in an unexcused absence from school as defined by the Louisiana Department of Education. 

When am I eligble for my learner's permit?

You are eligible for your learner's permit when you meet all the following requirements:

  • 15 years of age
  • Completion of 30 hours classroom instruction
  • Pass the visual and knowledge, signs, and signals exams

Must present High School Enrollment Form at the DMV.