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Gold Country Driving School, Classroom/Online Drivers Education

Our classroom / online drivers education classes satisfy the
State of California's requirements for obtaining a learners permit.

Driver’s education is a classroom environment in which laws and safe driving practices are discussed. Driver’s education consists of four days of classroom theory. During the school year, classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays. During the student’s school breaks, classes are held Monday thru Thursday. All classes begin at 8:30am and end at 3:30pm. 


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Students must bring with them on the first day of class:

  • Class tuition of $100.00, this fee covers all four days of class. Tuition may be paid by cash, check, visa or mastercard. Please make all checks payable to Gold Country Driving School. 
  • Students will have a lunch break; they will need to bring their own lunch, or lunch money. A microwave and a snack machine are available for your convenience in the classroom. 

Students will be provided with: 

  • A California Drivers Handbook. This book is a summary of rules and laws for California’s roadways. 
  • A Parent Teen Training Aide. This book is designed to provide parents with the correct techniques to help teach their children to drive safely. 
  • A DL44. This is the application for a learner’s permit/drivers license. This form must be signed by both parents/guardians. This application must be properly completed prior to taking the DMV written test (permit test). 
  • Students will be provided with all the necessary tools for the class. 

What students can expect in Drivers Education class: 

Day One and Two:

On the first day of class, students will be issued the Drivers Handbook, Parent Teen Training Aide, and a DL44. The instructor will explain all materials to the students at the beginning of the class. Both days of class are spent primarily on driving rules and laws, which are covered in the Drivers Handbook. This will help prepare students for the DMV written test (commonly referred to as a permit test), and also prepare them for their first driving experiences. Students will also be shown videos on safe driving practices and the consequences of irresponsible driving. During this time students will also be given a written review of each chapter, and mock written permit test(s). 

Day Three and Four: 

The third and fourth days of class are spent on a variety of subjects. Students will be made familiar with the basic mechanical functions of a motor vehicle. There are discussions on vehicle purchase, finance, and maintenance. The class will discuss the use of Alcohol and Drugs while driving, and will be given a practical demonstration (drunk goggles, no we will not be using Drugs or Alcohol). Also, students will be taught basic defensive driving techniques, driving in diverse weather/road conditions, and handling of emergency situations. At the conclusion of day four there will be an exit examination. Upon passing the examination the students will be issued a completion of driver’s education certificate (OL237, Blue in color).