Step by Step Guide to Drivers Ed

First time? Don’t worry. We’re here for you.

The process for getting your Indiana Driver’s License isn’t always completely straight forward, but the good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. We will be here to guide you every step of the way.

The biggest variable in the process is the age at which you or your child chooses to begin. The State of Indiana will allow you to begin Driver Education as soon as your 15th birthday. There is nothing saying that you can’t enroll in advance of your birthday, but by law, a school can’t issue any enrollment paperwork or allow you to begin a course before this. Some schools may actually offer you a discount for enrolling early, so while you are researching, make sure you ask about any early enrollment discounts.

Below you will find the requirements you need to reach in order to get your permit and/or your license. Go to the category that best suits you in your current situation and view the requirements. Click on items with an * to learn more.

Obtaining a permit at the Age of 15 and CDEs

Must be at least 15 years old
BMV required documents & Certificate of Enrollment (CDE) from your driving school *
Pass the Indiana Permit Test *

Obtaining a permit at 16 (or older)

Must be at least 16 years old
BMV required documents
Pass the Indiana Permit Test *

Obtaining License After Received Permit & Completed Drivers Education

Have permit for minimum of 180 days
Must be at least 16 years and 90 days old
Minimum of 50 practice hours while you have your permit *
6 Hours of Drive Lessons with an Instructor *
Pass the Road Test *

Obtaining License After Received Permit without Drivers Education

Have permit for minimum of 180 days
Must be at least 16 years and 270 days old
Minimum of 50 practice hours while you have your permit *
6 Hours of Drive Lessons with an Instructor *
Pass the Road Test *

Drive Zone Benefits

Here at Drive Zone we offer many benefits, such as early registration discount, CDE forms issued at class signup, and much more!