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. Student drivers 17+ can still take driver ed and receive the same quality training to prepare them for the SC Road Test. All students completing the program will receive a certificate for insurance purposes.
The best way to look at driver education is in two parts. The classroom is done on one day (Sat), 9-5pm, and then the student will do 3 behind the wheel driving sessions that we will schedule on their class date. Students only need to bring their permit and $5 for lunch (unless providing their own) on the 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. Again, those 3 driving sessions and the Road Test are scheduled on the class date.
Driver Education Package $325 – Package includes the SC Road Test
Defensive Driving (Insurance Discount Class) – $150 – THIS IS NOT A POINT REDUCTION CLASS. OUR CLASS IS FOR INSURANCE DISCOUNT OR COURT MANDATED DEFENSIVE DRIVING ONLY. You will select the Defensive Driving ONLY option instead of Driver Ed on the Sign Up Page and select a date. This course is held in conjunction with our Driver Ed class dates.
POINT REDUCTION IS HELD AT AIKEN TECH. Please contact Aiken Tech directly for class date & cost information. ADA does not have information about Aiken Tech programs & fees.
*Driver education is a state mandated requirement for 15 & 16 year old drivers. Teens will first obtain their permit by passing the written test at the DMV, then practice driving for 30-40 hours (approximately 3-4 months before registering for driver ed at ADA) This way the student driver has the basics learned prior to receiving the three behind the wheel instruction sessions that are designed to provide the teen with the techniques & skills that will be asked of them on the SC Road Test.
To register for our driver education or defensive driving program, click on Sign Up.