When can I get my license?

With professional driver's training, you can receive your license at 16 years and 90 days (3 months). Without professional training, you must wait until you're 16 years and 270 days (9 months). However, regardless of your age you MUST HOLD YOUR LEARNER'S PERMIT AT LEAST 180 DAYS before getting your license.

Use our calculator to see exactly when you can get your license.

How long will the online class take to complete?

The class is 30 hours long and legally you're not permitted to do more than 3 hours a day, so you should plan on at least 10 days. You have up to 91 days to complete the class once you register.

How old do you have to be to get a Permit?

With professional driver's education, like that offered from Premier Driving Institute, you can get your Driver's Education Permit once you turn 15 years old. (Driver's Ed Permit)

Without professional driver's education, you must wait until you are 16 years old to obtain a standard Learner's Permit.

How do I get my CDE form?

If you're doing the online course, will recieve an email with the CDE form once you complete your purchase.  If you're taking class in person, it will be handed out on the first day of class. 

*Study for the written exam and take this form to the BMV and take your permit test.

When can I start Driver's Ed?

As soon as you turn 15 years old! If you want to take full advantage of the law, don't delay! Sign up today!

When can I start scheduling driving lessons with Premier?

As soon as:

  • you've obtained your permit (you must pass the knowledge test).
  • your balance is paid in full for online students (in-class students may schedule up to 3 hours of driving lessons before we ask that your balance be paid in full). 
  • Log in to your student portal and add your permit number.
  • Utilize the self scheduling page to schedule up to 2 sessions per week. 
    Call 574-389-7648 if you have any questions!

How many hours of driving may I schedule per week?

We normally like to schedule 1 hour per week with students, especially in peak seasons (spring & early fall).  We encourage you to spread out your hours with us so you can practice the manuevers we've covered with your parent/guardian.  

Legally, we can NOT schedule more that 3 hours per week with a student.  

Do I still have to take my DRIVE test with the BMV?

No.  If you complete the entire Driver's Ed course with Premier, you may opt to take the drive test with us!  When you complete the course, call the office 574-389-7648 to schedule your test (additional fee applies). Please note: During peak times we schedule up to 3 weeks out.  Don't delay, especially if you're trying to get your license A.S.A.P.

When is the best day to call for scheduling my driving with Premier?

You may call anytime! We STRONGLY encourage you to utilize the self scheduling page by logging in to your student portal!  If you don't see a time that works for you, please keep checking as we update the schedule frequently.

However, the new weekly schedule comes out on Thursdays, so during peak driving seasons* you may want to call on Thursday to better your chances of getting a time slot for the following week.  Please note, we generally schedule one driving lesson per week during peak seasons.

*peak driving seasons are dependent on volume, however, generally this is spring and early fall(due to the large number of summer students).  Once school starts, our available drive times are USUALLY restricted to after school hours.  However, we do have some instructors available during the daytime all year long.   

How soon can I finish the entire program?

The minimum is 10 days for the 30 hour online class.  In-person class is anywhere from 14-28 days, depending on the class.

The 6 hours of BTW training are one-hour sessions.  In most cases we do one session every 2-3 weeks (which allows for practice at home in between sessions).  However, in some cases we can do 2-3 hours per week.  The state only allows 3 sessions per week, per student. 

How do I sign up to drive?

Most of our students can take advantage of the self-scheduling option online by using your username and password (you recieved this in your email upon registration).  If you do not see any available appointments, please check back often.  Schedule openings get added almost daily.  **Some areas may not be available for self-scheduling yet. 

I passed my road test with Premier...what's next?

If your have completed the classroom portion with Welcome Driver, you must print off your Completion Certificate (it has a passing percentage & signature from a Deborah Munitz).  Check your email from Welcome Driver.  

You will also need the Completion Certficate from Premier Driving you received after your test as well as your Driving Log of Hours from the BMV

Simply take these records to the BMV once you have held your permit for at least 180 days AND  you are at least 16 & 90 days old.