Driver’s Education Mt. Diablo Unified School District is pleased to offer an online Driver’s Education class for our high school students that are least 15 years old and are currently enrolled in one of our high schools. This is a DMV approved 30 hour course. There is no cost for students to register for this class. We encourage students to discuss this course with their parent or guardian before enrolling. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year with the exception of Nov 11-27; Dec 22 – Jan 10 or March 30 – April 8th due to the holiday breaks.

To register, please follow this first step:

Send an email to: driverseducation@mdusd.org with your full name, birthdate and school you attend. Please type in Driver’s Ed in the subject line. AFTER, the District has verified your information you will receive an email back with additional instructions on how to register for this online course typically within 3 days. If you do not receive an e-mail back, please feel free to contact Michele McKimmie at 682-8000 x4027. If you register online with the company first and do not email the driver’s education account first, your online registration will be deleted immediately.

Important Information Regarding Driver’s Ed

Education and Vehicle codes make distinctions between Driver Education and Driver Training. Driver Education refers to the 30 or more hours of classroom instruction a student must complete with a qualified instructor (EC Section 51851). Driver Training refers to the minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training a student must complete with a qualified instructor in an approved vehicle (Vehicle Code 12814.6). Individuals cannot take the Driver Training until they have completed the Education portion.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion mailed directly from the National Driving & Traffic School (this takes between 5 – 7 business days) Students will need to take the original Certificate to their high school registrar to receive 2.5 elective credits (however do not leave your original with the school). This is an important document. If you should lose your certificate, you will need to order a duplicate through your online account. The company will charge you $20.00 for a replacement.

Additionally, it is the parent’s/student’s responsibility to go to the DMV for their learners permit test. Students must be 15 ½ to apply for learners permit and must bring their original Certificate of Completion. It is the parent’s responsibility to register their child for the Behind-the-Wheel training required to obtain their driver’s license. For more information, please check out this website: http://californiaportal.org/driver-licenses/learners-permit.

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