Driver's Education FAQ's

What is the 38-Hour Driver's Education Course?

The 38-Hour Driver's Education Course is the course that any student under the age of 18 must take and successfully complete in order to be eligible to apply for at least a Learner's Permit.

Who is eligible to take the 38-hour course?

Anyone who is at least 14 years and 9 months old AND is in at least the 8th grade is eligible to take the 38-hour course. 

What does the 38-hour course include?

The 38-hour course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.

How are the 30 hours of classroom instruction given?

The 30 hours of classroom instruction are taught over the course of 4 class days. The hours are usually 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break each day.

How are the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction given?

The 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction are taught in 4 driving lessons of 2 hours each.

When are the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction given?

The driving lessons are given 7 days a week, from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. in an effort to accommodate each student's busy schedule.

Do I have to provide my own car for the behind-the-wheel instruction?

No, all driving lessons are given in one of our properly insured and equipped driver's education cars.

Is there an extra charge for the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction?

No, the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction are included in the 38-hour course fee.  

What happens after I complete the 30 hours of classroom instruction and the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction?

If you are 15 or 16 years of age, you will be given the documentation to take to the Office of Motor Vehicles to apply for your Learner's Permit.

If you are 17 years of age, you will be given an opportunity to take the Road Skills Driving Test. If you pass it, you will be given the documentation to take to the Office of Motor Vehicles to apply for your Driver's License. If you do not wish to take the Road Skills Driving Test, you will be given the documentation to take to the Office of Motor Vehicles to apply for your Learner's Permit.

What is the 14-Hour Driver's Education Course?

The 14-Hour Driver's Education Course is the driver training class that is required by the State of Louisiana for anyone 18 years of age or older to apply for either a Learner's Permit or a Driver's License.

Who is eligible to take the 14-hour course?

Anyone at least 18 years of age is eligible to take the 14-hour course.

What does the 14-hour course include?

The 14-hour course includes 6 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.

How are the 6 hours of classroom instruction given?

The 6 hours of classroom instruction are taught in a single class day. The hours are usually 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break.

How are the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction provided?

For inexperienced drivers, the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training are usually provided in 4 lessons of 2 hours each. 

When are the 8 hours of driving instruction given?

The driving lessons are given 7 days a week, from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M., in an effort to accommodate each student's busy schedule.

Do I have to provide my own vehicle for the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction?

No, all behind-the-wheel training takes place in one of our properly equipped and insured driver's education cars.

Is there an extra charge for the 8 hours of driving training?

There is NO extra charge. Everything is included in the 14-hour course fee.

What happens after I complete the 6 hours of classroom instruction and the 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction?

Upon satisfactorily completing the 14-hour course, you will schedule the Road Skills Driving Test that you are required to pass to be eligible to apply for a driver's license.

If you do not wish to get a driver's license upon completion of the 14-hour course, you will be given the proper documentation to take to the Office of Motor Vehicles and apply for a learner's permit.

What is the 8-Hour Driver's Education Course?

The 8-Hour Driver's Education Course is 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction ONLY. There is no classroom instruction included in this course.

Who is eligible to take the 8-hour course?

The only students eligible to take the 8-hour course are those who meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. Students who have a driver's license but want/need more driver training

2. Students who have a learner's permit but want/need more driver training

3. Students who took and completed either a 38-hour course or a 14-hour course but want/need more driver traiing before taking the Road Skills Test

4. Students who took and passed the classroom instruction portion of either the 38-hour course or the 14-hour course with a driving school other than Doucet's Driving School and were unable to complete the behind-the-wheel portion with said driving school

Can I take ONLY the 8-hour course and qualify to apply for either my learner's permit or my driver's license?

No, the 8-hour course alone will not qualify you to apply for either your learner's permit or your driver's license.

What is the Road Skills Driving Test?

The Road Skills Driving Test is a behind-the-wheel driving test that is required in order to apply for a driver's license.

It is the equivalent of the driving test that used to be given at the Department of Motor Vehicles when your parent applied for his/her driver's license.

Text or call Mrs. Pat at (318) 359-0362 to schedule your Road Skills Driving Test.

How much is the Road Skills Driving Test?

The Road Skills Driving Test is $40--cash ONLY.

How long does the Road Skills Driving Test take?

The Road Skills Driving Test takes only 15-20 minutes.

Do I have to provide my own vehicle for the Road Skills Driving Test?

No, the Road Skills Driving Test is always given in one of our properly equipped and insured driver's education cars.

What is the refund/transferral policy?

There are no refunds. There are no transferrals.