This course is designed for the beginning driver and consists of 28 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of driving with the instructor, and twelve hours of observation. During this state approved course, students will master Kansas road laws and safe defensive driving techniques.
The instructor will arrange the driving and observation time after the class begins, and the entire 18 hours of driving and observation time will be outside the classroom instruction hours and may extend beyond the course completion date. The driving is scheduled on weekends during the school year, and in the summer, it is weekdays and weekends. To be eligible to take this class, the student must be 14 years of age or older. Upon successful completion of the test, a form will be given to students to take to the State of Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain an Instructional Permit. Parents of minors need to attend the first night of class.
Successful completion of the course requirements will result in a Certificate of completion from the state. This Certificate may lead to the license the student is eligible to recieve without further testing. However, the state does reserve the right to re-test. A Defensive Driving component is included in the course, and upon completion, a certificate will be issued that may be used for insurance discounts.
The student is required to come to the Community Education Building (CEB) at least 2 weeks prior to the class starting date to fill out the state required paperwork. If the student does not complete the state required paperwork at this time, it could delay the student receiving their permit and delay the certificate of completion.