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.

Masks will be strongly encouraged for the classroom position and required for the driving portion of these courses.

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.