Effective September 2017, ADA will only offer driver education. To simplify the registration process and minimize confusion you have only one option. We no longer offer individual lessons and will be focused solely on teaching our teen drivers in our driver education program. The price for this program includes the SC Road Test.
Driver Education is 8 hours of classroom & 6 hours behind the wheel training. This is required for any driver under the age of 17 in SC. If a driver is 17+ then taking driver ed is no longer a requirement, but the driver will still receive their certificate for an insurance discount (check with your agent). The best way to look at driver education is in two parts. The classroom is done on one day, 9-5pm (check sign up tab for dates) and then you’ll do 3 behind the wheel driving sessions. The first session is scheduled on your classroom date before you leave. Students only need to bring their permit and $5 for lunch (unless providing their own) on class day. Students are not eligible to take the SC Road Test until they’ve held their permit for 180 days. Driving Sessions are scheduled as close to the eligibility/test date as possible so to minimize them forgetting what is going to be asked of them on the road test.
Driver Education Package $375 – Includes the SC Road Test
Defensive Driving (Insurance Discount Class) – $150 – This is held with our driver ed classroom sessions. THIS IS NOT A POINT REDUCTION CLASS. OUR CLASS IS FOR A INSURANCE DISCOUNT OR COURT MANDATED DEFENSIVE DRIVING. POINT REDUCTION IS HELD AT AIKEN TECH. Please contact Aiken Tech directly for class date & cost information. Please see our Class Schedule page for upcoming class dates and when ready to register, simply click on Defensive Driving on the Sign Up page.