Drivers Education

Drivers Education is a non-credit class offered in Pierre during the spring and summer sessions. Our goal is to coach students to learn and retain the necessary skills to drive safely and take all steps possible to avoid any form of roadway trouble in the future.

Students must be at least 13.5 years of age at the time at the first class. Adults of any age are welcome. All practice driving will be scheduled with an instructor.

2022 Drivers Ed Session

July Session:
Classroom portion:
July 5, 6, 7 - 8AM - Noon; 1 - 5PM
July 8 - 8AM - Noon; 1 - 3PM

Student's individual driving schedule will be determined on the first day of class (July 5).

Certification Requirements

Drivers Ed students are required by state regulations to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 6 hours of observation time. Students do not need an Instructional Permit to take Drivers Education. Certificate is valid for 1 year.

Course Fees

Drivers Education costs $325 which includes faculty salaries, car rental and adaptation, insurance, auto repair, teaching supplies, support services and student certificate processing. We retain the right to make modifications should program costs increase, although we intend to avoid additional charges unless absolutely necessary.


Our Pierre Driver's Education classes are usually held in the spring and summer each year. Participants are encouraged to sign up early as the sessions fill up quickly. Dates are tentative and subject to change. Click "Register Now" for details.

We work with families to establish a schedule for the driving portion of the course. The scheduling slots will be distributed in the second week of class. With so many schedules to manage, it's a complicated process so please be as flexible as possible.

Ft. Pierre students wanting to take session classes beginning at 3:30 pm during the school year will be accommodated. Instructors will work with those students after class to cover their late arrivals.

Drivers Ed Registration Spring/Summer 2022

July Drivers Ed Classroom portion: July 5, 6, 7 - 8:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 - 5:00 PM July 8 - 8:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 - 3:00 PM Driving schedule will be finalized on the first day of class (July 5).
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  • By submitting this form, I certify that I am the parent/legal guardian of the student and give permission for my student to participate in all portions of the program. The student is not currently using any medications that induce drowsiness or otherwise cause impairment. The student does not suffer from any condition (such as epilepsy or severe visual or hearing impairment) which would make participation in the program unreasonably dangerous to the student or to others, and the student will wear (if needed) any eyewear or hearing apparatus required to operate a motor vehicle safely. The student will not have used alcohol or any drug in the 24 hours preceding participation in the program. I understand that although the program is intended to improve driver skills and that CCC will take reasonable safety precautions, there are both known and unanticipated risks which could result in severe personal injury, death or property damage, as well as liability for myself and the student relating to the student's operation of a vehicle. I release, waive, and indemnify CCC from and against any and all claims and liabilities. If a collision occurs for which the student is in any way responsible, I understand and agree that I will be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.
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