Students 25 to 125 years old by South Carolina state law do not have to complete a driver training course before being able to take a road test to get the restricted license.
That being said there are big advantages to taking a driving lesson before testing.
Individuals testing that have not completed driver training fail the road test at an alarming 95%. The road test has 378 penalty points on it – more than 30 is a fail – and there are more than 40 actions that will outright fail you on the test.
By taking a driving lesson you will be trained by our certified SCDMV instructors on exactly what to do and not do in order to pass the test the first time. Without this you face a 95% chance of failing the test and being blocked for 2 weeks before you can retake the test.
A single driving lesson – 3hrs – followed by a road test, Cost is $250 for the 3hr lesson and $60 for the road test.
- A valid (not expired) South Carolina Permit.
- That you have held a permit for at least 6 months.
- Closed shoes.
- $60 testing fee in cash.
To train or test with a driving school you must have a valid (not expired) South Carolina permit (not any other state or international or another country).
The permit must show that you have held the permit for a least 6 months (180 days)