South Carolina
Driver Education State Information

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South Carolina Online Driver Education and Licensing Procedures

Congratulations on starting the process of applying for your South Carolina Learner’s Permit or first South Carolina driver’s license. South Carolina has a Graduated Driver License Program for South Carolina teen drivers, and there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that applying for your first South Carolina driver’s license goes as smoothly as possible. So let’s get started.

The South Carolina Beginner Permit or South Carolina Learner’s Permit

When you turn 15, you can finally apply for a South Carolina Beginner Permit, otherwise known as a South Carolina Learner’s Permit. In order to apply, you need:

  • Valid identification (an original birth certificate)
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of South Carolina residency
  • Proof of Insurance

Once you’re ready, head on down to your local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with your parent or guardian and submit your application. Then, you’ll have to take a vision test, as well as a written exam. If you survive, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your South Carolina Beginner Permit, which is valid for 1 year. Remember, you must practice driving with your parent, guardian, driving instructor, or licensed driver who is at least 21, has held a valid driver license for 1 year, and is sitting beside you. Of course, all passengers must wear seatbelts, and be sure to carry your South Carolina Beginner Permit with you at all times.

Once you’ve held your South Carolina Beginner Permit for 180 days and have met a few more requirements, you’ll be ready for the next step in the South Carolina Graduated License Program, the South Carolina Conditional License.

The South Carolina Junior Driver License and South Carolina Full Driver License

You can apply for your South Carolina Conditional License once you’ve held your South Carolina Beginner Permit for 180 days and have met a few requirements:

  • Hold your South Carolina Beginner’s Permit for at least 180 days in good standing
  • Complete a South Carolina approved driver’s education course
  • Complete 40 hours of driving practice with a supervising driver
  • At least 10 hours must be at night
  • Provide proof of satisfactory school attendance
  • Fill out form PDLA (which certifies the above requirements)

If you’ve completed these requirements, then make an appointment and head on down to your local South Carolina DMV. Be sure to bring your identification documents, including your South Carolina Beginner Permit. Then you’ll have to take the dreaded South Carolina road test! If you pass, then congratulations. You’ve just earned your South Carolina Conditional License. However you’ll still have to drive with a few restrictions for the time being.

However, if you’re 16, you can also apply for a South Carolina Special Restricted License. You’ll need to head on down to your local South Carolina DMV with the following:

  • Certification of school attendance
  • Certification of South Carolina approved driver education course
  • Certification of Driver Practice

When you turn 17, or have had your South Carolina Beginner’s Permit for 180 days without South Carolina traffic offenses or at-fault accidents, you can apply for your South Carolina Regular Driver’s License.

South Carolina Teen Driver License Restrictions and Penalties

Although with supervision, you can still drive at any time, there are a few restrictions concerning your South Carolina Conditional License that you must follow:

  • No driving between 6PM (or 8PM during daylight savings time) until midnight unless you have a licensed driver who is at least 21 accompanying you
  • No driving from midnight to 6AM without your parent/guardian
  • An exception to this driving curfew is if you’re driving to/from work, a volunteer fire department, rescue squad, or emergency medical service activity
  • No more than two passengers under 21 unless accompanied by a licensed adult
  • You can, however, transport family members under 21 to/from school

Be aware that if you’re under 17 and earn 6 or more points on your South Carolina driving record, your South Carolina Conditional License will be suspended for 6 months.

Once you turn 17 and have held your South Carolina Conditional License in good standing for 1 year, you can finally drive unrestricted. Freedom!

South Carolina Auto Insurance Financial Responsibility Laws

Once you receive your South Carolina Limited Provisional Driver license, you’re ready to drive--or are you? Not quite yet, because South Carolina drivers are required by law to be covered by liability insurance. The minimum liability insurance coverage is:

  • $25,000 bodily injury for one person
  • $50,000 bodily injury two or more people
  • $25,000 for property damage per accident

If you are in an accident and found to be driving without South Carolina mandatory liability insurance, your South Carolina license could be suspended.

South Carolina Drunk Driving, Cell Phone, and Text Messaging Laws

As a South Carolina teen driver, it’s important for you to learn the South Carolina drunk driving, cell phone, and text messaging laws. Like most state, South Carolina has a Zero Tolerance Law for underage drinking, and if you are convicted of a South Carolina DUI or South Carolina DWI, you face addition penalties to those listed below.

Upon your first conviction of a South Carolina DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .10, you’ll face the following penalties:

  • Jail sentence from 48 hours to 30 days maximum
  • Community Service 48 hours
  • Fine of $400
  • License Suspension 6 months

And of course, further South Carolina DWI and DUI convictions will result in increased jail time, community service, fines, and South Carolina license suspension or even South Carolina license revocation.

Currently, South Carolina teen drivers are not prohibited from using cell phones while driving.

South Carolina Online Driver Education

South Carolina teen drivers are required to take a South Carolina approved driver education course. You can find more information about approved South Carolina online driver education on the South Carolina DMV website.

 

South Carolina Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina internet drivers ed course, and when do you need payment?
The TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online drivers ed course will accept payment in the form of credit card or online check, or you may mail a check or money order.  Payment must be received prior to taking the final examination.
When can I expect that the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina internet drivers ed certificate of completion will arrive?
It depends on your selected method of shipping at registration. TeenDrivingCourse.com offers several convenient options for shipping your South Carolina certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  If you select regular US Mail, your online South Carolina traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight delivery (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight delivery (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day delivery (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express delivery (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online South Carolina traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday). 

If I want to take the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online drivers ed course, how can I be sure that the website is secure for a credit card payment?
You can be assured that TeenDrivingCourse.com uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.   We also offer several other payment methods for our South Carolina online drivers education course, including check and online check.
How much money will it cost me to take the South Carolina internet drivers education course?
The TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
I am 16 years old and I want to take a South Carolina online driver education course. Is it possible for me to take the South Carolina online drivers ed course that TeenDrivingCourse.com offers?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   Please check with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), South Carolina Department of Education, or South Carolina Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take South Carolina driver education.

Please be aware that although TeenDrivingCourse.com is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Will I be able to start and stop the South Carolina online drivers ed course as often as I need?
Yes!  Once you sign-up for the TeenDrivingCourse.com online drivers ed class, you can start the South Carolina learners permit course immediately or wait until later.  You can start-and-stop the South Carolina drivers ed course as often as you like -- at TeenDrivingCourse.com you set the schedule!
Do you know if my South Carolina insurance provider offers an insurance discount if I pass the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online drivers education course?
It depends on which state you live in and which company you are insured with.  In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to teen-aged drivers who successfully complete an online South Carolina drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in South Carolina to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in TeenDrivingCourse.com's South Carolina online drivers education course.
Can I access the South Carolina online drivers ed course from a different computer than the one I used to register for the South Carolina online drivers ed course?
Yes, you can do that. You can access the South Carolina online learners permit course from any computer(s) with internet access, with no limit to the number of computers that may be used. For example, you can take part of the South Carolina online driver education course at work and another part of the South Carolina online drivers ed course from home. Whatever works for you!
If I need to stop the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina internet drivers ed course, am I allowed to start the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina internet drivers ed course again exactly where I left off?
Yes! The TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online defensive driving course is convenient to your schedule and you can start and stop as often as necessary.
After I complete the South Carolina online drivers education course, can I receive my South Carolina certificate of completion within 5 business days?
This depends upon the shipping method that you select at registration.  We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express.  Depending upon how quickly you need your South Carolina certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
How long is the South Carolina online drivers ed course?

The South Carolina online driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com is about 30 hours long.  However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend an entire 30 hours taking the course.

Please be aware that while in some states TeenDrivingCourse.com will be sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states TeenDrivingCourse.com is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if TeenDrivingCourse.com will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.

Is it too late for me to get a refund on my South Carolina online driver education course now that I have started the South Carolina online drivers ed course?
Nope! As long as your South Carolina certificate of completion has not been shipped, it is not too late to ask for your money back on your South Carolina online driver education course. Compare this with our competitors, who will typically not honor refund requests after a certain point in the South Carolina learners permit course.
What should I do if I have trouble reading the large amounts of text contained in the South Carolina online driver education course? Does TeenDrivingCourse.com provide options that will make this less of a problem?
If you struggle to read large amounts of text, TeenDrivingCourse.com has made a special “Read Along” feature available. It works by reading the material aloud as you follow along with the South Carolina online drivers ed class text. You can order this feature when you register for the South Carolina online drivers ed class.
How can I be totally sure that your South Carolina online drivers ed course for new drivers is an approved program in my state?
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be able to tell you whether TeenDrivingCourse.com will fulfill your state's driver education requirements or whether TeenDrivingCourse.com may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. 
Can you please tell me what South Carolina driver education documents I need in order to learn to drive a car?
In order to be able to learn to drive in most states, you must be able to present a certificate of completion showing you have successfully completed a DMV-approved driver education online course.  However, this is a general rule and the rules may be different in South Carolina.  We recommend that you contact a South Carolina driver's license center in your area to find out precisely what paperwork they will need from you when you go down to take your South Carolina learner's permit test.

Can I have access to the reading material of each corresponding South Carolina internet drivers ed course chapters while I am taking each of the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina internet drivers ed course quizzes?
No, you will not have access to the corresponding South Carolina internet drivers ed course chapters while you are taking the TeenDrivingCourse.com South Carolina online drivers ed course quizzes.
What makes the South Carolina online driver education course a better option than the South Carolina classroom driver education course?
The difference is simple: with South Carolina online drivers ed at TeenDrivingCourse.com, you don't have spend hours in a classroom listening to a teacher. TeenDrivingCourse.com allows students the flexibility to learn at their own pace. If your state does not approve online driver education, then you may have to attend a South Carolina driver ed class.  If that's the case, the South Carolina driver ed course offered by TeenDrivingCourse.com can still be a useful learning tool that will further enhance the things you learn in the classroom.
Will I be asked to provide proof of identity while taking the South Carolina online driver's ed course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state.  A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course.  The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.

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