Driver Ed FAQ
How old do you have to be to begin driver education?
Students can begin taking the classroom portion of driver education at age 14 years and 9 months of age.
How long will it take to complete the course?
Drivers education is a seasonal business. Completion times will vary with each student. Our driving instructors drive 7 days a week and over 12 hours a day. Driving will be scheduled around a student's availability. Please remember that after-school, weekend, and holiday driving times are in high demand as they are the most desirable.
If a teen is unavailable because of sports, school, or work schedules, driving will usually take longer.
Adults, if available, can generally drive within a month depending on demand and availability.
Drivers education is a seasonal business; during peak months driving times take longer to complete.
We do not take more students than we are able to drive in the required time. According to the state regulations, students have 180 days to drive once class is completed.
In addition, due to COVID and strict regulations and guidelines, wait times will be delayed. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new territory.
What kind of permit or license will I receive once I have completed this course?
What happens if I miss a class?
Go Team understands that there may be conflicts that arise during the scheduled class times. If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, we will allow you to make up a class. You will need to contact us and let us know and we will work with you to reschedule.
What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee includes the classroom portion of driver's education, all of the required behind the wheel driving sessions and the road skills test.
What happens after I complete the teen driver education program?
Once you have completed the 30 hour classroom portion of driver's education and pass the written driving test with a score of 80 or above, you are eligible to schedule behind the wheel driving sessions.
Once you have completed all required driving sessions with our instructors, you will be given the required Certificate of Completion and any other required documents. These documents will be given to you in a sealed envelope. This envelope must remain sealed and may only be opened by the DMV.
What are the state requirements for driver ed?
What happens if it is raining and a student is scheduled to drive?
The safety of the Go Team students and staff is our main priority. All weather conditions will be closely monitored. A session will not be cancelled unless there are dangerous weather threats, flooding or other conditions that would be considered dangerous driving conditions.
Go Team will always contact the student to let them know that the conditions are unsafe and that the session will need to be rescheduled. Of course, if a student does not feel comfortable driving at any time, they may also request to reschedule.
What happens if I need to cancel a behind-the-wheel session?
Students must cancel behind-the-wheel sessions 48 hours in advance to allow other students the opportunity to schedule in your place. A $50 fee will be assesed to any student who cancels after the required 48 hours or to any student who does not show up for a scheduled session.
Do you offer Road Skills Tests to non-students?
Yes, Go Team Driving offers Road Skills tests to anyone who is looking to obtain their license and who has completed the necessary requirements.
Do you provide accommodations for students?
Go Team Driving will provide accommodations to students at the students request. Please contact our office prior to registering or attending the class so that we can assure that we are able to meet your individual requests.
What is the best way to contact Go Team Driving?
The Driving School business is a small and seasonal business. Our office is currently closed due to COVID restrictions, but available for visits with an appointment.
During our peak times, our instructors are busy teaching classes, driving with students or performing road skills tests.
The best and most effective way to communicate with us is via email or text to 225-247-6868. This will allow us to answer any questions when there is a break in driving or at night once all driving/classes are complete.
We will answer you as quickly as possible and strive to do so by the end of the next business day. If for some reason you have not received a response, please send a gentle reminder and we will get back to you ASAP. PLease do not leave multiple messages as this will only delay the process.
What is your refund policy?
Both deposits and tuition are non-refundable. Go Team Driving understands that unpredictable circumstances arise. Therefore, we will gladly allow you to transfer your payment to any of our other class dates that better fit your needs.
TIP (Temporary Instructional Permit)
Can a student register/begin class before obtaining the TIP permit?
A student may register/begin class before obtaining the TIP. The student will not be able to take the written driving test or any behind the wheel sessions before they have received their permit.
What is a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) and how do I get one?
All students enrolled in driver education must obtain a TIP (Temporary Instructional Permit) from the DMV prior to taking the DRIVING PORTION of the drivers education class. To make an appointment (required) and to find out information about required documents, please visit www.expresslane.org.
The TIP may be issued to any individual that is at least 14 years of age. The TIP allows a driver education student to operate a motor vehicle when accompanied by a driver education instructor and when completing behind the wheel instruction or during the administration of a skills test. Applicants shall meet all other Office of Motor Vehicles identification requirements.
Upon completion of driver's education, the TIP will be surrendered to OMV along with proof of completion of the driver's education course and any other necessary documents.
The cost of the TIP is $32.25. There is no additional cost to convert from the TIP to a Learner's Permit or a Full License.