• Driver Education

    The driver’s seat is waiting for you! Get behind the wheel with our personal, in-car driving lessons.  Professional, patient and certified driving instructors are ready to teach you how to drive. Students drive in residential, rural, and downtown settings.  Vehicles are equipped with audio and visual recording equipment.  This is a Department of Education approved in-car driving program. 

    For high school students 16 years of age and older who hold a valid PA Learner’s Permit and reside within State College Area School District, Community Education offers six (6) hours of in-car instruction.  A vehicle is provided for use during the lessons and test and instruction is scheduled by appointment.  Our instructors are able to offer the PA Driver's License Test as part of the 6 hours of in-car instruction.  The fee is $350.  
     
    For adult students, or high school students who reside outside of State College Area School District, Community Education offers six (6) hours of in-car instruction WITHOUT the option of testing.  A vehicle is provided for lessons only and instruction is scheduled by appointment.  The fee is $350. For an additional fee, adults may use our vehicle to test at the DMV located in Pleasant Gap.
     
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    Please note: Our calendar is typically booked several months in advance. 
     
     
    *To maximize driving time behind the wheel, we suggest that students have at least 10 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a parent or guardian and have a solid understanding of basic vehicle functions/operation (brake pedal, gas pedal, turn signals, etc) prior to registering for our program. 
     

    Driver Education FAQ

  • Does my student need to complete the in-class theory component prior to registering for this course?

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    Yes, the theory portion is required PRIOR to registration.

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  • When should I register my high school student? He just got his permit, is it too soon?

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    To maximize driving time behind the wheel, we suggest that students should have at least 10 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a parent or guardian and have a solid understanding of basic vehicle functions/operation (brake pedal, gas pedal, turn signals, etc) prior to registering for our program.

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  • What times are available for instruction?

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    Throughout the school year, instructors are available most days before school, after school and on weekends.  During the Summer, an instructor is typically available Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. with some evening hours.  Plan on registering your student a minimum of 6-8 weeks prior to your intended start date, though that is merely a guideline.  Sometimes we are booked many months in advance.  Keep in mind, depending on your student's availability and opening in our instructors' schedules, it can take several weeks to complete instruction. 

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  • When can my child test?

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    Students are eligible to test 6 months after obtaining their permit, NOT 6 months after their 16th birthday, and once the 65 hours of supervised driving have been completed.  Their eligibility date is on the permit.

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  • Does my student have to test with you?

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    No, students do not have to test with us.  If you choose to test in Pleasant Gap, your student will complete 6 hours of instruction with us.

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  • Do I have to turn in a log of the 65 hours?

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    Prior to testing, we require you to sign a Certification Form in the presence of an instructor stating your child has had 65 hours as mandated.  The 6 hours a student drives with us counts toward the 65 hours.

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  • Will my insurance company offer a discount if my student does the in-car instruction?

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    You will need to contact your insurance company directly.  At the conclusion of this course, each student is issued a Certificate of Completion, which many insurance companies require if they do offer discounts. 

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  • My student is eligible for a Senior License, how do I obtain the tester's signature?

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    Contact our office at (814) 231-1061 during business hours and we will give you the instructor's cell phone number.  You will need to contact him/her to arrange a time to meet to obtain their signature. For more information from the PA DOT regarding a Senior License, click here.

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  • I am a high school student, but I don't live within SCASD. Can I still take the in-car lessons?

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    Yes!  While we are unable to test students who do not reside within SCASD, you may still register for the 6 hours of instruction.

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  • I'm an adult student, can I still take the in-car instruction?

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    Yes!  While we are unable to test adult students, you may still register for the 6 hours of instruction.

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