Services For SC Residents:

We are a third party tester, which means that students may take the knowledge (permit) test and skills (road) test with us.  These are subject to a random.

Service Areas:

We drive students who live in Lancaster, Kershaw, Chester and Chesterfield  Counties. If you do not live in our service area, students must travel to our office on the day of the training sessions or there is an additional $30 charge for pick up and drop off .

Driver Training Course for 15-16 years old:

--Our class times are 8:00am- 4:00pm. Classes are held at least twice a month, sometimes more. Students will also need a total of six hours of behind the wheel training, this is one-on-one training.

Driver Training Course for students who are over 17 years old:

--Students may choose to complete the driving training course like the 15-16 years old if they want insurance reduction or they may complete training with our private driving packages. If the student is going with private driving sessions, the student must sign up online for their first driving session. 

 

​Our students will complete their behind the wheel training in a 2014 Dodge Dart, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan (SUV) or a 2011 Honda Civic or 2015 Honda Civic. The Dodge Dart and Honda Civic are 4 door sedans equipped with an instructors brake.  The Volkswagen Tiguan is a 4 door SUV equipped with an instructors brake.

Services for International Students:

-- We are able to provide you with behind the wheel training and the road test. We cannot administer the permit test to you.  

* If you have an out of state permit, please go to the nearest DMV to get a SC permit.

Knowledge Test (Permit) Sign up online for this class

This is for students who are at least 15 years old, who need their beginner's permit.

  • Cost is $20.00 if you don't want to attend an 8 hour class. If you damaged your green envelope or did you not make it to the DMV within 30 days, you will need to pay an additional $10 to take the permit test again. 

  • If you attend an 8 hour instruction class you can take the permit test after the class or you may sign up for a permit testing class to complete the permit test.

*Students must be a US Citizen in order to take the permit test with us. 

* If you are 15, 16, or 17 years old a parent or guardian must sign papers before the test can be administered to you. 

*Please bring your SC Id if you have one to this class. 

Step 1: Check out our "Sign Up" page

Step 2: Find the class/ services you are looking for

Step 3: Complete the information needed on the form

Step 4: Teen/ Adult 8 Hour Classes- pay the $100 deposit plus processing fees on your package, Road Tests pay $50 plus processing fees, permit testing you will pay $20 plus processing fees or Defensive Driving Classes- pay the total cost for the class $90 plus processing fees. 

** Your balance on your teen/adult driver training package can be paid in full on the day of the 8 hour class or you can set up payments to pay your balance.

 

DRIVER TRAINING PACKAGE: $320

  • Eight hours classroom instruction- Lunch is provided.

  • Six hours of behind the wheel instruction (pick-up and drop-off at residence if you live in our service area). Driving session schedule will be made during the eight hour class if applicable.

  • Certificate of completion will be provided to the student. 
  • Third Party Skills Test (Driving Test) will be provided after the last driving session. Students will take their driving test with us.  
  • Paperwork to obtain driver's license will be provided to the student. Parents/Legal Guardians will take their student to the DMV to turn in their paperwork within 30 days of taking the driving test with us.

 

 

ADULT DRIVER TRAINING PACKAGE: $225

This package is for students who are over 17 years old who want insurance reduction. 

  • Eight hours classroom instruction- Lunch is provided

  • Three hours of behind the wheel instruction (pick-up and drop-off at residence if you live in our service area).  The driving session schedule will be made during the eight hour class if applicable. This is for drivers who have over 40 hours of driving experience. 

  • Certificate of completion will be provided to the student. 
  • Third Party Skills Test (Driving Test) will be provided after the last driving session. Students will take their driving test with us.  
  • Paperwork to obtain driver's license will be provided to the student. Parents/Legal Guardians will take their student to the DMV to turn in their paperwork within 30 days of taking the driving test with us.
*If parents/ legal guardian would like for us to take their student to the DMV, there is an extra charge for this service there is an extra $50 charge for this service. This includes the $25 license fee at the DMV. 

All of our students who take the driving test with us may use our car once at no charge for the random test at the DMV.

 Adult Private Driving:

Private Driving: $50 per hour must complete a two hour minimum 

This includes pick up and drop off in our service area. 

Road Test: $40

 

Road Test Special:

$50 plus process fees, this will include 30 minutes of practice before taking the road test. You must take the road test in our car.  

You must sign up online for your appointment.

We add appointments each week. 

This cost does not include the insurance reduction class. 

On the day of your appointment please remember the following items:

  1. If you are 15-16 we need to see your PDLA form- bring that with you.

  2. If you are under 18, we need a parent/ guardian to sign paperwork.

  3. Please bring your sc permit with you to the appointment

  4. Please make sure you have held your permit over 6 months.

  5. If you took the road test and failed it with another driving school/ DMV please make sure you have waited the correct time frame before booking your session.   

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