Is Driver’s Ed Available to Homeschoolers?

You bet driver’s education is available to homeschoolers! Just before you are ready to begin learning to drive, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to ascertain exactly how many class hours are needed and how many driving hours are needed. You will also want to be sure to find out what is considered acceptable as far as the learning portion is concerned.

What Driver Ed Options are Available to Homeschoolers?

There are so many homeschool driver education¬†options available to any homechooler who is seeking their license. One option is to take a state certified driver education class locally. Check with your local school district to see if it is possible for your child to take driver’s education classes at the local public school. Some actually do allow homeschoolers to participate. Another option is taking an online driver education class. It will save quite a bit of money and students will be able to work at their own pace, which is very beneficial to many kids. Practice tests will also be available to them with online courses. Some online resources will allow the parent to teach the actual driving portion (if your state allows), further reducing your costs.

Here is information about driver’s education in each state.


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Jackie, a former public and private school teacher, enjoys homeschooling her 16 year old daughter via Time4Learning's new high school courses and other supplementals. Jackie keeps busy writing study guides, educational articles, and literature units for various online education companies as well as acting as an online marketing consultant. She is a contributing author at 3 D Learners.

April 19, 2014


  1. Jamie says:
    Posted August 15, 2016 1:20 pm

    Dear Jan, We have a dedicated post that gives state requirements.

  2. Jan Hemphill says:
    Posted August 9, 2016 9:44 am

    I currently live in Brandon, MS- zip code 39042. Can you please give me some information about who to contact regarding private driver's ed classes/programs?

  3. inmom says:
    Posted April 19, 2014 10:41 am

    In our area, there are also drivers ed programs separate from the schools; they are stand-alone businesses. They ARE costly, though!

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