No driving school can provide only the road test. You must complete the entire driver education program to take the road test or schedule an appointment to take the road test at a DMV customer service center.
The driver education program has two (2) mandatory classes that must be completed. They are a state requirement and cannot be bypassed. You are required to complete a 36-period (36-hour) driver education class followed by the 14-period behind-the-wheel class.
The DMV tells customers about the Adult Waiver after they receive their learner's permit. However, they do not know whether or not you qualify for the program, they only know that it exists.
If you want to know if you qualify click the "apply here" button on this page and answer the first four (4) questions on the application. If you are unsure, then contact us and we will help determine if you meet the state's eligibility requirements.
It is a minimum 36-period class (30 hours) and includes components about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, aggressive driving, distracted driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, handicapped parking, fuel-efficient driving practices, motorcycle awareness, and organ and tissue donation awareness as required by law.
If you have previously taken this class at a high school or at another driving school, then you only have to submit the certificate for behind-the-wheel enrollment. If you have never taken this class or if you are unable to get a certificate (transcripts are not accepted) to prove you completed this class, then you must take it with a driving school. Information and pricing for our online course can be found on the page "Online Driver Education" (click the link to be redirected).
It is a mandatory 14 periods of in-car instruction. The class is divided into 7 days, and each day is 50 minutes of driving and 50 minutes of observing another student. The state requires the observation period. You may not take this class independently.
The road test is administered by the instructor during the final (7th) driving period. The road test given by Top Notch Driving School is the same as the road test given by the DMV, it is not easier. You will not be passed automatically because you paid money for the program. The same testing rules apply to you when taking the road test with the school as they would if being administered by the DMV. Upon successful completion of the road test, you will receive an Adult Waiver that must be submitted to DMV to have your driver's license issued.
The course fee is determined by the student's driving skills. A competent or skilled driver will have a lower fee than a new or learning driver simply because it takes more time and effort to teach someone to drive than to complete an observation assessment of skills. Also, this class is not designed for new drivers. This class is designed for individuals who know how to drive and want to waive the required 60-day waiting period for holding a learner's permit and bypass having to take the road test at the DMV.
An inexperienced driver cannot hide their inexperience. Our instructors have many years of experience teaching new drivers. They will know if the skill level you requested does not match the driving skill experience displayed in the vehicle. You will be asked to pay the fee that matches your skills or you will be removed from the class.
The fees are:
Adult Behind-the-Wheel (BTW): Pro = $300
The student has the driving practice and driving skills needed to not be in the category of a new driver. This means you have completed at least 15 hours of driving practice on multiple roadway types.
Adult BTW: Rookie = $450
The student needs to learn driving skills or improve their skills in preparation for the road test given at the end of the course.
Adult BTW: Rookie PLUS = $600
The student needs to learn driving skills or improve their driving skills in preparation for the road test given at the end of the course AND the student receives 3 one-on-one driving lessons after the 7 days and before taking the road test.
The school/instructor sets the session schedules for each behind-the-wheel class. We then add you to the session that matches your availability. If we have no sessions that match your availability, then we will notify you to discuss the next steps.
During Daylight Saving Time (DST), the last driving session ends between 7:00 and 7:30 pm. When DST ends, the last driving appointment finishes at approximately 6:00 pm (depends on the day and the instructor's availability).
The Governor's Executive Directive for minimizing customer contact (1 student per vehicle) has expired and is, therefore, no longer effective. Driving schools must administer the in-vehicle component of driver education, behind-the-wheel, with two students in the vehicle to meet the observation requirement. This applies to juveniles and adults.