Kentucky Drivers Education
Are you a first-time driver in Kentucky? Safety is important, which is why the state has put laws into place regarding driver education. Prepare yourself for a drivers license with courses designed to instruct you on the rules of the road. Select from the options below to get started.
2: Enroll in a state-approved Drivers Ed course
3: Take the state Driver's exam
Drivers Education in Kentucky:
Kentucky uses a Graduated License process which requires drivers take a driver's education course before getting a learner's permit, and then a full driver's license.
Kentucky Drivers Ed teaches you the rules of the road and how to operate a motor vehicle safely. This is a course that either takes place at your local high school or through a driving school program. Driver’s Ed is not a license to drive; it only helps you get your license at a later time. Click here to receive your forms and checklists.
Kentucky Drivers Ed Requirements
- If you're under 18, you'll be responsible for completing 60 hours of driving practice with a licensed adult, and 10 of those hours must be completed at night. You'll need to show proof of those hours when you apply for your regular driver license.
- All drivers under the age of 18 must complete a four-hour Graduated Licensing education course within one year of obtaining a license, and all counties will have free courses provided by the Transportation Cabinet.
- These courses can be substituted by high school driver education classes, as well as private driving school courses that are approved by the Cabinet. You must provide the Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) with a copy of your completion certificate.
Make sure to download a copy of and study the Driver’s Manual.
When you take drivers education in Kentucky, you will learn:
- Driver preparation
- Basic vehicle control
- Roadways and traffic
- Traffic information
- Vehicle characteristics
- Factors that influence driver performance
- Driver responsibilities
- Environmental factors
- How to handle crashes and vehicle malfunctions
Kentucky Drivers Ed is important for any young person because it helps to cut down on the number of needless driver deaths each year which are caused by inexperienced drivers.
Find out how to get your Kentucky Learners Permit here.