Drivers Education

Driver Education develops understanding of and adaptation to traffic in terms of knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The course includes a study of traffic safety for pedestrians and drivers, as they are involved in physical and man-made laws, enforcement agencies and policies, traffic psychology, automobile purchasing, insurance, budgeting, consumer mechanics, and traffic engineering. Driver Education Classroom instruction is for a period of at least thirty hours.

Behind-the-wheel experience in a dual-controlled automobile is provided during the course. Driver Education develops knowledge, habits, and skills related to learning to stop and start, shift, steer, make right and left turns, drive in traffic, complete turnabouts, and to park. Development of attitudes basic to accepting civic responsibility in traffic and to the safe operation of the automobile are stressed. For those students who do not receive simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of the dual-controlled automobile use for three to six hours of driving. For those students who received simulation training, behind-the-wheel training will consist of one to three hours.


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Updated requirements for obtaining a LEARNER'S LICENSE (permit)

The Driver Education Department would like to inform parents of recent changes implemented by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Drivers’ License Division. 

Visit the ALEA Website then click on "Learner License (age 15) and the same for "Driver Learner License (age 16 and older) for the required documents.

A student wanting to take the learner's license exam must provide these documents

When applying for the ALEA Driver’s Permit, you must provide the following:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate (certified and issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics, NO PHOTO COPIES)
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Proofs of principal residence
  • Proof of school enrollment or graduation
    Proof of school enrollment can only be obtained through the MCPSS website by following these steps:
       1.  Go to MCPSS Website
       2.  Scroll to the bottom, click on “Apply For” then click on “License/Permit Enrollment Verification”
       3.  Complete the online form (you can put a '0' (zero) where it asks for DL #)
       4.  Submit the form
       5.  The verification will be mailed to the address provided.
  • $5 Testing fee (no checks)
  • $36.25 to purchase license (no checks) 

The location of the ALEA Drivers' License Division in Mobile County is:
           3400 Demetropolis Rd, Mobile, AL 36695. PH: 251-660-2330

Visit the ALEA Website then select Driver License Locations Map for hours of operation and other important information.