South Carolina Frequently Asked Questions
What age do I have to reach before I can get a learners permit in South Carolina?
You need to be at least 15 years old in South Carolina to get a learners permit.


Can anyone take drivers education online in South Carolina?
Anyone can take online driver education classes through Teen Driving Course to help prepare for their upcoming drivers tests and to become a safe and smart driver.

However, if you're looking to take Teen Driving Course's South Carolina drivers ed class to satisfy the state's specific drivers education requirements, you will need to get approval from the South Carolina DMV.



What paperwork or documents do I need to bring with me when I go to take my learners permit test?
You will need to bring the following to the drivers license office when you go to take your driving test:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency in S.C.
  • Proof of Auto Insurance

Also, if you're under 18, your parent or legal guardian must accompany you when you go to take your drivers test and sign your application.

What happens if I flunk the learners permit test? Can I retake it?
Yes, South Carolina will allow you to take the written drivers test for your learners permit as many times as you want.  However, you may only be allowed to take it once per day.

The good news is that Teen Driving Course's South Carolina online drivers education class will more than help get you ready for your drivers test.  If you take our online class, the odds are excellent that you will blow away your learners permit test the very first time you take it.  If you don't believe it, check out the testimonials from other new drivers who took Teen Driving Course and went on to dominate their drivers tests!
How many questions are on the Teen Driving Course South Carolina drivers ed final exam?
35 questions.  You will need to score at least an 80% (that's 28 out of 35) to pass Teen Driving Course's South Carolina online drivers education class.  If you don't pass it the first time, no problem!  You can retake the test over and over until you do pass it, for no extra cost.


Does your course meet South Carolina's DMV requirements for teen driver education?
The drivers education class Teen Driving Course offers over the internet is mainly designed to help you get ready for your drivers test and also to become a safe driver. 

However, if you're wondering if Teen Driving Course satisfies the specific drivers education requirements set forth by the South Carolina DMV, you will need to check with your local DMV office.


How long will it take to get my completion certificate after I finish Teen Driving Course's online class?
Your certificate of completion will be mailed to you as soon as you pass the Teen Driving Course's online drivers education class' final exam.  Delivery time normally takes about 3-5 business days.  Or, for an additional fee, you can choose to have it sent via FedEx express.  Just make your shipping selection on the Teen Driving Course website when you register to take our online drivers education class.


After I get my learners permit, when can I begin driving?
If you have your learners permit, you can begin driving right now provided you are enrolled in a state-approved drivers education class.  Remember, you must have a licensed South Carolina driver who's at least 21 years old sitting in the front passenger seat whenever you drive.

After I get my learners permit, how long until I'm allowed to get my real, official drivers license?
Assuming you've never been licensed before or have proof that you've had past driving experience in another state, South Carolina law requires that you wait at least six (6) months from the time you receive your learners permit before you upgrade to a drivers license.



If you have never been licensed or do not have proof of past driving experience in another state, the South Carolina DMV mandates that you hold your South Carolina beginners permit for six months before being eligible to take a drivers license exam.
Do I have to enroll in a drivers education class which offers behind-the-wheel training?
Before you can get your drivers license, you need to take a state-approved drivers education course.  Many of these courses will provide behind-the-wheel training from a licensed South Carolina professional driving instructor.


How many supervised driving hours must I do outside of my required drivers education course to get my drivers license?
In addition to the driving practice you will do in your state-approved drivers education course, you also need to complete at least 40 hours of driving practice (10 of which must be at night) outside of class.  These hours must be supervised by your parents or legal guardians or by a licensed South Carolina driver who's at least 21 years old whom your parents or legal guardians approve of.


Can I have passengers in the car after I get my permit or drivers license?
If you have a South Carolina conditional license or special restricted license, you cannot have more than two (2) passengers under the age of 21 unless you have a 21-year-old licensed driver seated next to you in the front passenger seat.  The only exceptions are if you are taking family members to and from school.




Can I drive alone with only a learners permit?
Absolutely NOT! There's a reason it's called a "learners permit."  You may only drive if you have a licensed South Carolina driver who's at least 21 years old sitting in the front passenger seat supervising you.  Additionally, you are not allowed to drive at all between the hours of 12 midnight and 6am.

My family is really pinching pennies right now. How expensive is Teen Driving Course?
Teen Driving Course offers the lowest rates of any online drivers ed class you will find in South Carolina.  Our prices do fluctate depending on what season it is, so for a complete list of our current prices, please click on our "Course Options" tab.


Does Teen Driving Course give refunds?
Teen Driving Course stands behind its product 100%!  If at any time while you're taking our online class, you decide it's not for you, simply ask for a refund before we send out your completion certificate.  We'll give you your money back, no questions asked!


In South Carolina, how many opportunities will I have to take the final exam for Teen Driving Course online driver education class?
You have UNLIMITED opportunities to pass Teen Driving Course's South Carolina online drivers education class final exam at no additional cost!