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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: How does online instruction work? Online instruction allows the student to take the 24hrs of classroom instruction online.  The state of Ohio continues to require ALL students complete 8hrs. of in-car instruction in addition to 24hrs of online instruction. To sign up for online instruction and in-car instruction just click on the "Sign up..." tab at the top of this page.  There you will be able to select and pay for our in-car instruction program. Upon paying for the in-car instruction you will be able to select an online classroom provider.

Please note: In-car instruction may only be scheduled after 2hrs of online classroom instruction has taken place.  At that point the student will receive a verification certificate which must be presented to us and then in-car lessons may be scheduled and begun. Online classroom instruction is new to Ohio so don't hesitate to call with questions 216.509.3574

How old do I need to be to enroll to take driver’s ed?

You must be 15 and 5 months to enroll in class. You may attend the 8 classroom sessions prior to getting behind the wheel (in-car) instruction. To obtain your temporary driver’s permit which is required for the behind the wheel portion of driver’s ed training, you must be at least 15 and 6 months.


How do I enroll in Behind the Wheel School of Driving?

BTW School of Driving offers two ways to register for driving school. First and easiest, is to register online by filling out the information requested on the classroom registration page. A second way to register is to call our office at (216) 509-3574. We will ask for your full legal name, date of birth, home address, home phone number, and a parent or guardian’s name and contact information. After registering, you should download and fill out the registration forms. These forms and contract must be signed by a parent/legal guardian and brought to the first day of class. The tuition for the traditional driving class is $385 and includes the 8 (3 hour) classroom sessions and the 8 hours of in-car instruction.

How do I sign up for the in-car driving portion of Behind The Wheel School of Driving?

If you are taking online classroom instruction just mail us your 2hr verification certificate provided by the online school and a completed in-car Report (Found under "FORMS" on this website.).  You will then be enrolled in our scheduling website so you may schedule in-car lessons on your own and be able to change times/days based on your changing schedule.  Make sure to login as an "Existing" student.  Students will be picked up from and returned to their homes.  If the time slot is right after school the pick up will be from the school's main entrance with the student being returned home after the in-car. Please note any cancellation within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment will result in a $35.00 charge.

How do I obtain the Ohio Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)?

Apply for an Ohio Temporary Instruction Permit (also known as a temporary driving permit or learner's permit) at your local Deputy Registrar. Click here for a list of Ohio Deputy Registrars in Cuyahoga County. The closest office to our driving school is in Garfield Heights at 1400 Broadway Ave. Garfield Hts., OH 44125. Their phone number is (440) 461-2847. There is (currently) a $24.00 fee. Be sure to bring a copy of your birth certificate as proof of your age and your social security number.


I've heard there are 2 tests when I apply to get my temporary permit. What are they?

First is a vision test. The second is the written exam that is given in two parts and covers Ohio motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs. An applicant must pass the written test with a score of 75% correct on EACH of the two parts. To study for the written Ohio driver’s exam, obtain a copy of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws. Click here to get an electronic version of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws.


Note: If you receive a score below 75% on either of the 2 portions of the written test, you can retake the test after waiting at least 24 hours. You have four opportunities to pass the test. If you fail the test a fourth time, you must wait 6 more months to obtain your temporary license.







Driving Class FAQ


What happens if I lose part of my temporary license?

If you lose either your plastic ID card or your white temporary instruction permit, you must go to a Deputy Registrar’s office to purchase a replacement temporary license. Be sure to bring proof of identification Social Security card, birth certificate, school ID, or passport. What are the driving limitations for the temporary learners permit period? An Ohio-issued Temporary Learners Permit can be obtained at age 15 and half years old. This permit must be in the car whenever you are driving. A teen driver must be accompanied by a licensed operator who is either a parent or a legal guardian for drivers age 15½ - 16. Your temporary license is valid one year from the issue date on your plastic ID card. After age 16 while still driving using a temporary permit, a driver must be accompanied by a licensed operator 21 or over. Driving is restricted (not allowed) from 12 midnight – 6 a.m.


What is a Probationary Drivers License in Ohio?

A probationary driver license is issued to drivers 16 to 17 years old upon completion of a credited driving course and passage of the state of Ohio driving test. Probationary license holders under the age of 17 are not be permitted to operate a motor vehicle with more than one person who is not a family member in the vehicle, unless accompanied by the license holder's parent, guardian, or legal custodian. Probationary driver license holders between 17 and 18 years of age are restricted from driving between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.  


Your goal is to get your driver's license.
Our goal is to make you a safe
driver on the road. Together, we can
accomplish both.