2019 - 2020 CCS Driver Education Information:

  • updated 08/30/2019


    Cabarrus County Schools will offer driver education classes for the 2019-20 school year to the public, private, charter, and home school students who are enrolled in a school within the Cabarrus County School District.

    Students must be 15 years of age on or before May 31, 2020, to be eligible to register for these classes.  Students who will be 15 years of age after May 31, 2020, will have an opportunity to enroll in the 2020 summer driver education program in April or early May at all middle and high schools or by using the online registration form.

    The driver education course will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction (this includes 23 hours of theory, 6 hours of drug and alcohol education, and 1 hour of motorcycle safety education).

    The in-car phase consists of 6 hours of actual driving and 6 hours of observation.

    • All Students enrolling in a driver education course offered by Cabarrus County Schools will be required to pay a $65.00 fee to offset the cost of providing instruction.

    • The $65.00 fee can be paid in cash, by money order or check and given to the classroom instructor.
    • All checks or money orders should be made payable to Cabarrus County Schools.

    • This fee must be paid during the classroom instruction phase.

    • Students will not be scheduled to complete the driving phase if they have not paid the $65.00 fee. 

    It is not unusual for the driving phase to occur three or four months following the classroom phase. The scheduling of the driving phase is through the classroom instructor who assigns students by age to the driving instructors at each high school. Every attempt is made to drive students by age, oldest to youngest from each class. Students will be notified by a phone call from a driving instructor to schedule their behind-the-wheel instruction.

    Upon completion of the 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of in-car instruction, each student will be given a North Carolina Driver Education Completion Certificate indicating that the student has satisfactorily completed a course approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This certificate is then presented to a designated school official where the student is enrolled to receive their North Carolina Driving Eligibility Certificate. Note: The Driving Eligibility Certificate, is only good for 30 days from the date entered on the certificate. A $5.00 fee will be required to renew the certificate.

    Home school students must contact the Division of Non-Public Schools (919-733-4276) in Raleigh to receive their Driving Eligibility Certificate.

    Students who have received both certificates and meet the age requirement can obtain a provisional learner’s permit through a D.M.V. Licensing Office.


    Questions pertaining to driver education should be directed to Robert Kluttz at 704 260-5605 or by email.

Last Modified on September 3, 2019