This Step: Take Drivers Education
Take Drivers Education in Louisiana
The state requires all first-time drivers to pass one of two types of drivers education courses approved by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections or the Department of Education. These include a 38-hour drivers education course and a 6-hour pre-licensing course. Both cover Louisiana traffic laws, LA road signs, safe-driving practices and more.
- Under 18 years old―Must pass the drivers ed course to become eligible for a learner’s permit
- 18 years old and over―Must pass either the 38-hour drivers ed course or pre-licensing course to become eligible for a learner’s permit OR Class E driver’s license
Once you finish the course, obtain a certificate of successful completion to submit to the Office of Motor Vehicles when you apply for either a LA learner’s permit or driver’s license. Without proof that you passed driver education, the state will not grant you driving privileges.
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