1. Obtain Your Permit at the DMV

Before you can start behind-the-wheel driving lessons, you must have your learner's permit. To receive the permit, you must be at least 15 years old and pass the written test at the DMV.

2. Complete the Online Driver Ed Course

You must enroll in the AAA Utah How to Drive online course. This course is offered currently through the NUES Center for $52. Follow this link to register:  AAA Utah How to Drive, or click on the register button to the right. Students can work on the course while completing the Behind-the-Wheel sessions.  For more information about the course, please see our FAQ - Online Driver Ed Class.

3. Complete Your Behind-the-Wheel Lessons

Learn to drive from a state-certified driving instructor who is patient and experienced at teaching teens how to drive. Our 12-hour behind-the-wheel program gives you a variety of driving experiences in a controlled, safe environment. You'll learn all the skills need to be a safe, defensive driver with six hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons and six hours of in-car observation.

Once you register, you will be able to schedule your drive times online. We require a waiting period between driving lessons so you can practice the skills you learned. The state requires you to practice driving 40 hours (10 at night) with your parent/guardian. No log is required, but your parent/guardian must sign when you get your driver's license that you have completed this requirement.

5. Take the Road Skills Test

After you have completed all your driving hours, one of our instructors will give you the road test. You must score 80% or higher to pass, and your score will be recorded in the DMV database. If you fail the test, you may schedule a retest. If you fail a second time with the same instructor, you can attempt a third time with a different instructor. If you fail again, you will need to retake the road test at the DMV.