Step 1

Enroll in Driver’s Education at Circle City Driving Academy

Click here to begin enrollment.

Step 2

Complete the 30-Hour Online Course

The 30-hour online course includes our Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans. The state of Indiana requires students to spend at least 30 hours on the course for 100% completion, prior to progressing to Step 5 (request driving instructor). Although scholars do not have to have the online course completed before obtaining a learner’s permit, the online course provides a foundation for the rules of the road and helps scholars pass the learner’s permit test. Scholars must be at least 15 years old before they can start the 30-hour online course.

Step 3

Take the Written Test at the BMV to Obtain Your Learner’s Permit

All scholars must be at least 15 years old to take the learner’s permit test. Students will need to show proof of a Certificate of Drivers Education Enrollment form (CDE). The CDE form can be downloaded and printed from the Account Info page on the scholar’s online account. In addition, scholars will need to present identification documents, pass a vision screening, and successfully pass the permit test to obtain a learner’s permit.

Step 4

Practice Driving with a Parent, Guardian, Adult, or CCDA

All scholars are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of driving practice (10 hours after sunset). The practice hours can be completed with a parent, guardian, or adult who is at least 25 years of age. We strongly recommend that scholars have at least 10 hours of driving practice prior to starting drives with CCDA. If scholars are facing difficulty accumulating the required 50 hours to obtain a driver’s license, we highly recommend enrolling in one of our advanced driving plans.

Step 5

Notify Circle City Driving Academy That You are Ready to Drive with an Instructor

Please complete the contact form to request a driving instructor.

Step 6

Complete Six One-Hour of Drives with a Circle City Driving Instructor

All scholars will engage in at least six, one-hour drives with a licensed driving instructor. Scholars who need additional driving time are encouraged to enroll in our drive-only packages.

Once the 30-hour online course has been successfully completed, the scholar will log into their portal to schedule drives. All driving lessons will be administered in one of our state-approved vehicles. Scholars will have the option to be picked-up and dropped-off from home (additional fees apply), be picked up and dropped off at their community high school or our home office. All scholars will be required to show a valid learner’s permit prior to each drive.

Step 7

Complete 50+ Hours of Practice Driving

All scholars are required to complete 50 hours of driving (10 hours at night) prior to obtaining their license. If scholars are facing difficulty accumulating the required 50 hours, we highly recommend enrolling in our Platinum Plan or our 50-hour drive only plan. All scholars will be required to show proof of completion when obtaining a driver’s license at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

***Note: The scholar is not required to have the BMV 50 hours of supervised driving before completing the road skills test with Circle City Driving Academy.

Step 8

Schedule to Take the Driving Skills Test with Circle City Driving Academy

Scholars who have enrolled in one of our education plans (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) are eligible to take the road Skills Test with Circle City Driving Academy. Unfortunately, a road skills test cannot be administered on the same day as the final driving lesson. All scholars who take the road skills test will be required to have a valid learner’s permit and documentation verifying completion.

Step 9

Get Your Certificate of Completion

When scholars successfully complete the road skills test with Circle City Driving Academy, we provide a certificate of completion waiver that allows you to forgo the road skills test at the BMV.

Step 10

Go to the BMV to Get Your Driver’s License

Successfully completing drivers’ education allows scholars to get their drivers license early (16 years and 90 days). When getting your driver’s license, It is required that each scholar be able to: (1) present a Certificate of Completion from both the 30-hour online course and six hours of in-vehicle instruction, (2) a completed 50-hour driving log that is required by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), and (3) pass a vision test at the BMV.

Congratulations! You are now an official driver in the State of Indiana!