Indiana Driver’s Training

IN Driver’s Training

Every new driver has to finish a required number of hours of in-car driver training before they are able to meet licensing requirements.

For teens, completing driver’s training is also part of the equation in satisfying BMV requirements.

Behind-the-wheel practice is essential to gaining experience on the roads while honing the skills needed to become a responsible driver.

Here, you will learn exactly how to take the steps needed to complete your behind-the-wheel requirements and work your way towards your first driver’s license.

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Indiana Behind-the-Wheel Requirements

Any new driver at any age needs to finish a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driver practice prior to qualifying for their full driver’s license.

For those under the age of 16, you need to finish driver’s training with your Driver’s Ed program.

After turning 15, you are able to sign up for a driver’s education program and get your learner’s permit.

IN Driver’s Training Course

For those who want to get their learners permit before turning 16, you will need to sign up for a driver’s education course.

Driver’s Ed in Indiana is given by licensed driver training schools, which employ both a classroom and in-car driver training component. You may be able to complete some of the classroom portion online.

Usually, the behind-the-wheel practice with your instructor will start after the classroom portion has been finished.

After completing both portions of the program, you will get your certificate of completion.

Check out the IN BMV website to find a driver’s school near you.

Indiana Driving Practice

With your learner’s permit, you are allowed to drive under the following conditions:

  • You’re with a licensed adult who is 25 or older.
  • You’re with a licensed spouse over 21 years of age.
  • Before you can go from your learner’s permit to a provisional license, you must finish at least 50 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel practice with 10 of those hours being at night.
  • You will need to track your hours on a Log of Supervised Driving Practice (Form 54706). This form must be completed and signed by your parent or guardian in order to get your provisional license.

The Next Goal – Obtaining a Provisional License

You may complete your road test and get your provisional license once you have:

  • Held a learner’s permit in good standing for a minimum of 180 days.
  • You’re with a licensed spouse over 21 years of age.
  • Finished your behind-the-wheel practice and turned in you sheet of logged driving hours (Form 54706).
  • Turn 16 years and 180 days old after finishing driver’s education.

NOTE: For those who did not take driver’s education, you may take the road test to get your full driver’s license after you turn 16 years and 270 days old.

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