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Nevada DMV Teen Drivers Education

Nevada Classroom & Online Teen Driver Education

Teens in Nevada under 18 are required under the Nevada Graduated Driver License Program complete a driver education course.


Teens can enroll at age 15. Exceptions are not made for home-schooled students. There are three options:

  • Attend a classroom course and complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or

  • Complete an online course and 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or

  • Complete 100 hours of driving experience. This option applies only if a classroom course is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residence and you do not have access to the internet.

You may take courses offered by a public or private high school or a DMV-licensed professional drive school.

The course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction. Some private schools also offer a course consisting of 15 hours of classroom instruction and 5 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Schools must be specifically approved for this by the DMV.


Nevada Drive Academy is a professional driving school for training drivers.

We provide both behind the wheel driving lessons as well as the online drivers education course.


A Certificate of Completion is issued upon completion and is presented to the DMV when you apply for your full license.

Nevada Online Drivers Ed Options

There are two Teen Drivers Education Courses we offer online. The 30 hour course which is the standard Nevada requirement. And also the 15-5 drivers education program.


The 15-5 program includes 15 hours online instead of 30, and 6 hours of behind the wheel training. So every hour of driver training behind the wheel, is equivalent to 3 hours of online drivers education is how the DMV calculated the hours of online education.

You can do as many hours of behind the wheel driving that you wish. But 5 is the minimum if selecting the 15-5 option. (We do 6 hours with this program).


Behind The Wheel Experience

Here in Nevada, teens are required to complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience.

Teens must have a licensed driver, who is 21 or older and has been licensed for at least one year, seated next to you at all times.

10 hours of the behind the wheel driving must be completed at night. The darkness requirement does not apply to motorcycle licenses. Motorcycle experience should be completed in daylight only.

If driver education is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residential address and you do not wish to complete an online course, you must complete 100 hours of supervised experience, 10 hours of which must be in darkness.

You must keep a written driving log of the dates and times of your driving experience and submit it to the DMV when checking in the day you are taking your driving skills test. Time spent behind-the-wheel with a professional driving instructor counts toward the required hours.

In addition you must bring the certificate of completion of the teen online or classroom drivers education program.


For more information about the online program you can visit our drivers education program


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