We are not currently offering driver’s education courses, and do not have plans to re-start these courses in the near future. For a list of DMV-approved driver education schools in Nevada, please visit the DMV website’s page, Schools for Training Drivers.
In-Person Driver Education Class
This course meets 4 days for 30 total hours of classroom training, and is open to students age 15 and older. The course uses lectures, videos and interactive activities to teach Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The comprehensive course also discusses the added challenges of inexperience. Guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety, car maintenance and insurance.
A half-hour lunch break is provided during the day. Students must bring their lunch as college food services are not available.
Please Note: This is a non-refundable class and payment is due at time of registration.
Online Driver Education Class
Our online class is on a brief hold. We anticipate it will be available again within the next few weeks, and apologize for any inconvenience.
This fully online course fulfills the state of Nevada DMV’s requirement for 30 hours of classroom instruction for teen driver’s education. The program offers a unique, fun curriculum that takes the “dull” out of Driver Education. Throughout this course, we use pictures, videos, graphs and quizzes to keep students engaged and ensure they absorb the important information.
5 Hour Online Traffic Safety Course
Our 5-hour online traffic safety course, approved by the Nevada DMV, will allow you to remove up to 3 points from your driving record or satisfy a court order in the case of a traffic violation. It will also help you to become a more knowledgeable, confident driver while gaining valuable driving skills. This course is open to licensed Nevada drivers who have not taken a traffic safety course in the past 12 months and have more than 11 points on their record. Once you complete the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion via mail and we will notify the DMV.
8 Hour Online Traffic Safety Course
Our 8-hour online traffic safety course, approved by the Nevada DMV, will allow you to remove up to 3 points from your driving record or satisfy a court order in the case of a traffic violation. It will also help you to become a more knowledgeable, confident driver while gaining valuable driving skills. This course is open to licensed Nevada drivers who have not taken a traffic safety course in the past 12 months and have more than 11 points on their record. Once you complete the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion via mail and we will notify the DMV.
Important Student Information
Here are some things to keep in mind as you decide whether our program is right for you!
At this time, WNC doesn’t offer behind-the-wheel training. Instead, our course covers the 30 hours of classroom training that the DMV requires for anyone under the age of 18 to get their driver’s license.
Getting the Timing Right
As soon as you turn 15, you are eligible to enroll in our course! (For the in person course, you need to be 15 by the last day of class.) You won’t need your certificate of completion until it’s time to apply for your driver’s license, but our course will help you prepare for the written test you take in order to get your driver’s permit, so it may be helpful to take the course before you apply for your permit.
Online or In-Person?
Both of our courses meet the Nevada DMV’s requirements for 30 hours of classroom training. If you’re looking for more flexibility, we recommend the online course – you can work on it anywhere you have a computer and an internet connect. For students who prefer face-to-face instruction, our in-person course offers structure and socialization with experienced, engaging instructors.
Another factor to consider – while you’ll get 8 hours per day of instruction with our in-person course, you’re limited to 6 hours per day of active work on your online course, meaning you can complete the in-person course a bit more quickly.
Finally, keep in mind that if you choose the online course, you’ll need reliable internet access. We recommend using Google Chrome to access the course, but most browsers will work just fine!
Did you know that most insurance companies will provide students a discount for taking their driver education course through us? (Be sure to check with your insurance provider for details!)
Going the Distance
Anyone under the age of 18 is required to take a driver education course in order to receive their license, unless there’s no course available within a 30-mile radius of their residence. If you live more than 30 miles away from our Carson City, Fallon and Fernley campuses, you have two options: take the course online, or complete an additional 50 hours of driving experience (for a total of 100 hours).
Traffic Safety Courses – The Details
If you’re taking a traffic safety course (either the 5- or 8-hour option), here’s what happens when you finish your course. First, we’ll e-mail you a Notarized Statement of Completion form. You’ll need to complete the form (including having it notarized), then e-mail, mail or fax it back to our partners, All Star Driver Education. Once we receive this form, we’ll mail your Certificate of Completion.
Please note that if you’re taking the course to fulfill a plea bargain or court order, we do not contact the court on your behalf. You will have to sign the certificate you receive in the mail and provide it to the court. If you’re in a rush, we can mail your certificate Priority Mail for $30 or Overnight for $75. (Prices subject to change.) To request a rush certificate, call (800) 967-7719.