DRIVE TIME
DRIVING INSTRUCTION

COVID 19 UPDATE: 03/22/2020  All In-person driver's education has been temporarily suspended. 
Students who choose to take online classroom instruction will receive a discount for in-car instruction
through May.   Gift certificates are available.

Steps to your license
Teen registration form
In-car instruction
Drive Time class formats
Teen checklist
At 15 years and 5 months of age, you are eligible to start driver's ed classroom instruction. At Drive Time, we prefer that you have your permit, or get it shortly after starting class, so that you can immediately put into practice what you are learning in class.

At 15 years and 6 months of age, you are eligible to take your driver's permit test. This is a written test taken at the BMV. Prepare for this test by picking up, and studying, a booklet at the BMV.

Gain experience behind the wheel. Until age 16, your must drive with a parent/guardian or licensed instructor. After your 16th birthday, you may drive with any licensed adult age 21 or older. 

Before taking your driving test, students under the age of 18 must have:
  • 24 hours of driver's ed classroom instruction
  • 8 hours of in-car training with a licensed instructor
  • at least 50 hours of in-car experience. Your parent/guardian must sign an affadavit that you have gained this experience.
  • had your permit for at least six months regardless of your age



Steps to your license at Drive Time
Register for driver's ed classroom in Findlay or Bluffton, or for in-car instruction only if you take the classroom instruction online.

Classes are offered at least monthly in both Findlay and Bluffton. Six four-hour sessions (for your required 24 hours of classroom) are scheduled to be convenient for teens.

  • Flex classroom
    Only the first class is set ahead of time, always on a Sunday afternoon or evening. The remaining sessions are scheduled with student input over the following two weeks. The goal is to avoid as many conflicts as possible.

  • Sundays Only: 
    Sundays Only classes are offered in the fall, winter and spring. Sessions are held on six consecutive Sunday afternoons, skipping holidays.

  • Get 'r Done:
    Daily classes allow students to complete their classroom training in one week. Get 'r Done is offered in June, July and August, and in late October/early November between fall and winter sports seasons.

Miss a class? Students with busy schedules are not penalized in any way for missing a class. You will be given a make-up date when the missed class will be offered again, either in another location or the following month.

Gain experience behind the wheel: You should have at least 35 hours experience behind-the-wheel before you drive with an instructor so that we can make the most of our time together.

8 hours in-car instruction: As a student, you will be contacted to schedule your driving. Every effort will be made to complete your driving requirement before you are eligible to schedule your driving test. However, this is NOT a guatantee.

A certificate of completion will be provided on the final day of driving. You will need this certificate in order to take your driving test at the BMV.

Per state regulations, all driver's training must be completed within six months of the student's first class.