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Teen Drivers and Parents

The BMV provides the following resources for teen drivers and their parents to help prepare for how to obtain an Indiana driver’s license.

A driver training program consists of 30 hours of classroom training and six hours of behind-the-wheel training with a BMV-licensed driver training school. 

Online training is available as an alternative to classroom training, but students will still be responsible for the six behind-the-wheel hours. You may complete online training before enrolling at a licensed driver training school for behind-the-wheel training, but you should first confirm that your preferred driver training school will accept the online training program you have selected. See the following list of licensed driver training schools for information on course offerings.

Licensed Driver Training Schools

The following driver training schools are licensed by the BMV to provide driver education:

Driver Training Schools and Instructor Resources

All aspects of driver education instruction are outlined in the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 140 IAC 4. IAC sets the standards and requirements for all driver education training schools and instructors.

Indiana Administrative Code 140 IAC 4

LICENSING and FORMS

DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

One education option to meet the requirements to be licensed as a driver training school instructor in Indiana is to complete nine college credit hours of approved driver education courses. Contact the following university to complete the instructor training requirement.

Indiana State University
Dr. Matt Hutchins
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
812-237-3108 or 812-237-3079
matt.hutchins@indstate.edu

Bureau Approved Instructor Training Program

The second education option available to meet the requirements to be licensed as a driver training school instructor in Indiana is to complete 10 hours of classroom training and complete 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training instruction.

The following programs are approved by the BMV to provide instructor training:

Name of Program Address Phone Website
Certified Driving School 9521 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322
219-924-6622 www.certifieddriving.com
Drive Zone 3652 W. 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
317-602-8497 www.drivezone.net

Requests to become an approved instructor training program must submit the following:

  1. Application for Instructor Training Program - State Form 56758
  2. Detailed description of program and courses
  3. Copy of all course materials that provide at least minimum standards for classroom training under 140 IAC 4-4-1.1
  4. Sample copy of completion certificate that will be provided upon training completion containing the following information:
    1. Name of Instructor Training Program
    2. Statement of training completion:
      “The trainee has completed at least 10 hours of training that meets the standards set forth in 140 IAC 4-4-1.1.”
    3. Full name of trainee
    4. Driver’s license number of trainee
    5. Date training completed
    6. Signature of Instructor Training Program representative
  5. Any other information requested by the bureau that is necessary to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for approval.

The application for the program will be processed within 60 days of the Bureau receiving the completed application. Approvals for Instructor Training Programs shall remain valid for a period of four years.

The 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training will be provided by an Indiana licensed Driver Training School and must provide training pertaining to 140 IAC 4-4-1.2. Once the trainee has completed the program the Driver Training School must provide the trainee with proof of completion on school’s letterhead containing the following information:

  1. Name of Indiana licensed Driver Training School; and
  2. Statement of training completion:
    “The trainee has completed the 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training instruction that meets the standards sets forth in 140 IAC 4-4-1.2.”
  3. Full name of trainee
  4. Driver’s license number of trainee
  5. Date training completed
  6. Name of each Driver Training Instructor that participated in training
  7. Signature of school owner or instructor.

Information may be submitted to the Bureau at DriverEducation@bmv.IN.gov
 

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