Licking Valley Driving School
224 Granville Street - Newark, Ohio 43055 - 740.349.7946

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do the classes cost ?
The cost of classes is $360.00. A down payment of at least $150.00 must be made before the first class. You may also pay in full with cash, check, or money order. All balances must be paid before any drive times are scheduled.

What do the fees get me ?
Our fee includes the full 32 hours of instruction and the printing of the certificate of completion needed by any teen under the age of 18 to get their license from the BMV.

How much classroom instruction do I need and when can I complete it ?
Classroom instruction is a minimum of 24 hours. In classroom instruction may be completed by any teen at least 15 and 5 months of age.

How much behind the wheel instruction do I need and when can I complete it ?
Behind the wheel instruction (drive time) consists of 4 two hour sessions, after classroom training is completed. No drive times can be scheduled before payment is made in full

What if I miss a class ?
You must attend all classes. If you miss a class, you will need to make up that day's class. Example: if you miss the second class, you must wait until day 2 class is offered again so that you will get the material covered. You must contact the office to make the special arrangements to make up any classes missed.

Can I take the final test if I've missed a class ?
The final test may not be taken until all classes are completed. ( 75% passing grade - state requirement )

When are classes ?
Classes start every Monday and run for two weeks. In Newark, at the Licking Valley Driving School, Inc. classes are Monday - Wednesday 5:30-9:45pm.

In our Zanesville location, the Muskingum County Driving School,Inc., classes are Monday-Wednesday 5:30-9:45.

Can I just show up for classes or do I need to register ?
Seating is limited, please call in to reserve a seat in class. You can stop in the office prior to the class start date to complete the paperwork and pay fees. If you are unable to register at the office prior to the class start date, please come 20 - 25 minutes early on the start date of the class. A parent of guardian has to cmplete the required paperwork.

Will there be plenty of seating ?
Upon registration a seat in class is reserved for you, please be sure to come to your scheduled classes and be 5 minutes early. If unable to attend, please call the office.

What happens if I lose my certificate ?
Be careful not to lose your certificate. If you lose the certificate, you will have to return a notarized form (available from our office) and a reprint fee will apply.

Is there a cancellation fee if I cannot attend a behind-the-wheel time ?
Please be on time for your Behind-The-Wheel times: A cancellation fee may apply. We are paying an instructor to be here for the scheduled times so please be ready on time, with permit and proper attire. Wear appropriate shoes (no flip-flops) and arrive 5 - 10 minutes early.


General Information

Students can begin taking driver's education classes at age 15 years and 5 months. A learner's permit is not required in order to attend the classroom portion of training but is required for the 8 hours of driving with an instructor.

Students can obtain their learner's permit at age 15 years and 6 months. Learner's permits are obtained at a branch of the Ohio BMV. An exam must be taken and a passing grade must be obtained to validate the learner's permit. A picture I.D. must also be purchased at this time.

After successfully completing the written exam, students can begin driving with their licensed parents or legal guardians. Students that have not reached their 16th birthday can drive only with a licensed parent of legal guardian. When they reach 16 years of age, they can drive with a licensed driver over the age of 21. The student must have the I.D. card and the permit paper in their possession while driving. Not having one of the other makes the process invalid.

The permit is valid for one year. If it expires, the written exam must be repeated and a new I.D. may need to be purchased.

Students are required to drive 50 hours with their parents of legal guardians. 10 of those hours are to be driven at night. A voucher must be signed and notarized stating that this portion of the license process has been completed. A student cannot take the driving test without this.


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