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Driver’s Education in Kentucky
A driver’s education course teaches prospective drivers all about driver safety and awareness while on the road. If you’re a teenager, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that you complete Driver’s Ed, or a Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) course, before obtaining your KY driver’s license.
Completing Driver’s Ed will not only give you the knowledge to be a safer driver in Kentucky, but it may also reduce your insurance premiums, depending on your provider.
You must have your Kentucky learner’s permit to be able to take driver’s education. To obtain your learner’s permit, you must:
- Be 16 years old or older.
- Pass a written test.
- Pass a vision exam.
You can take Driver’s Ed at any time while you hold your KY learner’s permit or intermediate driver’s license.
The Kentucky GLP course consists of 4 hours of classroom instruction, covering topics including:
- Making responsible choices while driving.
- Driver licensing laws.
- The effects of alcohol while driving.
The GLP education course does not include any hands-on driving.
Driver’s education in Kentucky will cover similar topics and may include both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. Contact your course provider for specific information.
In Kentucky, you have the option to complete either:
- The Graduated License Program course.
- A driver’s education course at your Kentucky high school, community college, vocational school or job corps.
Driver’s Ed course schedules and costs will vary depending on your provider. Contact them directly for more information. You will not be charged for the GLP course.
NOTE: The only course featured above is currently the only online course approved in the state of Kentucky. Once you finish your course, the DMV will be notified of your successful completion.Don't Forget an Online Practice Test
An ideal compliment to your Driver’s Ed course is preparing for the written exam with a Kentucky online practice test. These industry-leading study helpers will help you pass the test on your first try.
Once you complete your Driver’s Ed course in Kentucky, your course provider will automatically notify the Transportation Cabinet on your behalf. The next step in the Kentucky GDL program is to get your permit or intermediate driver’s license.
For more information, refer to our Applying for a New License (Teen Drivers) in Kentucky page.
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