North Carolina Online Driver Education

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This online driver education course is not timed.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and may be taken as many times as necessary until the student has scored 85% or better.


After you complete the course, we will send you a certificate of completion; however, it will not satisfy your state’s permit or licensing requirements and is intended for your records only.


  1. 1
    1.1 Course Description
    1.2 Welcome
    1.3 Account Navigation
    1.4 Course Objectives
    1.5 Important Reminder
    1.6 Course Requirements
  2. 2
    2.1 Preparing to Drive: Your Vehicle
    2.2 Vehicle Safety Matters
    2.3 Safety Equipment: Interior
    2.4 Seatbelts and Child Restraints
    2.5 Safety Equipment: Exterior
    2.6 Equipment Not Permitted
    2.7 Carbon Monoxide
    2.8 Vehicle Safety Maintenance
    2.9 Bumper Height Requirements
    2.10 Trailers, Towing, and Load
    2.11 Chapter Review
  3. 3
    3.1 Preparing to Drive: You the Driver
    3.2 Physical Conditions
    3.3 Drowsy Driving
    3.4 Emotions & Stress
    3.5 Road Rage
    3.6 Distracted Driving
    3.7 Characteristics of a Good Driver
    3.8 The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
    3.9 Chapter Review
  4. 4
    4.1 Alcohol, Drugs & the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
    4.2 The Effects of Alcohol on Driving Ability
    4.3 The Effects of Drugs on Driving Ability
    4.4 Other Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
    4.5 The Price of Driving Under the Influence
    4.6 Ending Up Addicted
    4.7 Preventing Impaired Driving
    4.8 Chapter Review
  5. 5
    5.1 Traffic Controls
    5.2 Traffic Control Signals
    5.3 Pavement Markings: Lines and Lanes
    5.4 Crosswalks & Other Pavement Markings
    5.5 Traffic Signs Colors and Shapes
    5.6 Regulatory Signs
    5.7 Warning Signs
    5.8 School Zones
    5.9 Railroad Crossings & Drawbridges
    5.10 Construction & Maintenance Zones
    5.11 Chapter Review
  6. 6
    6.1 Driving Safely
    6.2 Basic Control Tasks: Starting
    6.3 Basic Control Tasks: Vehicle Operation
    6.4 Speed & Speed Limits
    6.5 Braking Distance
    6.6 Safe Following Distances
    6.7 Right-of-Way
    6.8 Intersections
    6.9 Making Turns
    6.10 Passing & Being Passed
    6.11 Parking
    6.12 Chapter Review
  7. 7
    7.1 Expressway Driving
    7.2 Introduction to Expressways
    7.3 Expressways: Entering & Merging
    7.4 Expressways: Lane Management
    7.5 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    7.6 Expressways: Exiting
    7.7 Chapter Review
  8. 8
    8.1 Sharing The Road
    8.2 Vulnerable Road Users
    8.3 Sharing the Road with Pedestrians
    8.4 Sharing the Road with Bicycles
    8.5 Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
    8.6 Sharing the Road with Commercial Vehicles
    8.7 Sharing the Road with Other Vehicles
    8.8 Chapter Review
  9. 9
    9.1 Preventing and Handling Accidents
    9.2 Defensive Driving
    9.3 Escape Techniques
    9.4 Vehicle Emergencies
    9.5 Special Driving Situations
    9.6 Your Responsibilities After a Crash
    9.7 Chapter Review
  10. 10
    10.1 Your Driving Privilege
    10.2 Insurance Laws
    10.3 Graduated Licensing
    10.4 Motorcycle Licensing
    10.5 Losing Your License
    10.6 Chapter Review
  11. 11
    11.1 Road Trips and Vehicle Tips
    11.2 The Highway Transportation System
    11.3 Planning a Trip
    11.4 Using Maps
    11.5 Energy Efficiency
    11.6 Chapter Review
  12. 12
    12.1 Final Exam
    12.2 Final Exam Instructions


North Carolina Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Welcome to our website We can boast that we are the most popular of all driver education courses in the state of North Carolina. Our course takes place totally online and will give you everything you will need in order to earn a DMV learner’s permit.

  • Take it in Multiple Settings
  • A Certificate of Completion/Same Day Processing
  • Hear Audio Narration Reading the Course to You Out Loud
  • To Become Eligible for Lower Insurance Costs
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction! You only Have to Pay if You Stay!
  • Technical Support & Customer Support 24/7

Licensing Procedures and North Carolina Online Driver Education

You should be congratulated on beginning your application for a North Carolina Learner’s Permit or for a first time North Carolina Driver’s License. We also offer a Graduated Driver’s License Program to teens, who should keep these few things in mind when trying for their first time North Carolina Driver’s License (these things will make the process go much smoother)

Obtaining Your Learner’s Permit or Instructional Permit in North Carolina

Within 6 months of your 15th birthday, at 14 and a half, you will be eligible to enroll in the North Carolina drivers education course. This enables you to get a head start on the process of becoming licensed.

Once you reach age 15 you’ll be eligible to apply to get your North Carolina Learner’s Permit. You are required to present the following:

  • Proof of Residency
  • Social Security Card or Number
  • Driving Eligibility Certificate (received after completing an approved North Carolina Drivers Ed Course)

After gathering these necessary documents, simply take them downtown to the local DMV and turn in an application. At that time you will be required to pass a written and a vision exam. If you pass the required tests – Congratulations Again! You now possess a North Carolina Learner’s Permit!

Always keep in mind that it is required for you to keep a parent, or legal guardian, or a driving instructor, or another licensed driver (who has held a license for at least five years) with you at all times when you’re practicing. Any and all passengers MUST have their seat-belts ON. You must always be carrying your Learner’s Permit with you when driving, NO MATTER WHAT.

During your first six months you are only permitted to drive when there is a supervising driver along and it is between the hours of 5AM to 9PM. In addition, it is prohibited for you to use your cell phone or any electronic communications device while you are driving. After six months have gone by, then you can practice driving at any time along as you have a supervising driver with you. After you have had your North Carolina Learner’s Permit for at least one year, and have adhered to the requirements, you will be eligible to take the next step up in the North Carolina Graduated License Program.

North Carolina Full License / North Carolina Provisional Driver’s License

After holding a Learner’s Permit for a full year and meeting these following two requirements, you can now apply for a North Carolina Provisional License:

  • You cannot have had ANY traffic convictions, cell phone violations, or seat-belt infractions over the past six months.
  • You must have held your Learner’s Permit for at least ONE FULL YEAR (and be at least 16 years of age).

If you meet those requirements then you can make the trip downtown to the DMV and pay your license fee and take that always-dreaded road test! If you pass that, then Congratulations are in order! The stress has been relieved! You are now the proud owner of a North Carolina Limited Provisional License. There are still a few restrictions though, until the provisional license has been held for at least six months without incident.

Penalties & Restrictions for North Carolina Teen Driver’s Licenses

Here are the restrictions that you must be aware of that pertain to holding a North Carolina Learner’s Permit:

  • Any and all passengers MUST wear their seat-belts.
  • In your first 6 months, you are only allowed to drive between 5AM and 9PM, and only when you have a supervising driver with you.
  • Using electronic devices or cell phones while driving is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Once the initial 6 months have passed, you are eligible to practice whenever you want with a supervising driver.

Here are the restrictions governing your Provisional License in North Carolina:

  • Unsupervised driving is only allowed between the hours of 5AM to 9PM (the only exception is driving to work/EMS service/ or as part of a Volunteer Fire/Rescue team).
  • You can have NO PASSENGERS under the age of 21 except family members.
  • Absolutely NO CELL PHONES while driving except in emergency situations.

The good news is that after you’ve held the North Carolina Limited Provisional License without incident for 6 months, you are eligible to apply for a Full Provisional Driver’s License with the restrictions removed. Free at last!

Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws Governing North Carolina

After receiving your Learner’s Permit or your Provisional Driver’s License, it’s time to drive! Or is it? We can’t forget about the insurance laws, can we? It is required by law for any drivers in North Carolina to carry at least liability insurance. The minimum coverage allowed by law is:

  • Bodily Injury/One Person $30,000
  • Bodily Injury/Two or More People $60,000
  • Property Damage/Per Incident $25,000

If for any reason you are involved in an accident while driving and without the mandatory liability insurance, your driver’s license from North Carolina may be suspended.

North Carolina Laws Concerning Text Messaging, Cell Phones, and Drunk Driving

As a teen driver in North Carolina, it is crucial that you learn the laws about text messaging, cell phones, and drunk driving. As in most states, North Carolina carries a ‘Zero Tolerance Law’ in matters of underage drinking. Should you be convicted of a DWI or DUI in North Carolina, you could be facing some of these additional penalties.

For 1st conviction DWI in North Carolina, you are facing:

  • Treatment/Assessment at a Substance Abuse Facility
  • Mandatory One Year License Suspension

As logic dictates, any additional convictions for DWI or DUI in North Carolina will result in increased fines, increased community service, increased fines, license suspension, and possibly even total revocation of your North Carolina Drivers License.

Currently in North Carolina all teen drivers are PROHIBITED from using their cell phones while they drive. They can expect to pay fines between $25 to $100 plus court costs if caught.

North Carolina Online Drivers Education

Teen drivers can find out more about the North Carolina online drivers ed courses at their North Carolina DMV website.

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  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 5
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