Driver Education Driver Education is an integral part of the Graduated Licensing Process and required in North Carolina for a student to obtain a learner’s permit or driver’s license before the age of 18. Driver Education is provided in all 115 school districts and is available to all public, private, charter, federal and home school students enrolled in the state. School districts may charge students a fee of up to $65 to offset their cost of providing the program. The NC Driver Education Strategic Plan provides a framework for the Department of Public Instruction and driver education stakeholders to develop, administer and implement a high quality Driver Education Program to ensure that all young drivers are provided with the necessary tools to allow them to safely and efficiently operate a motor vehicle on North Carolina’s highways. Hover your mouse over the county to see the contact information of the district driver education coordinator. Driver Education Advisory Committee Driver Education Annual Reports Driver Eligibility FAQ Driving Eligibility Certificates (DECs) Order Form DMV Handbook Order Form Driver Education Coordinators Text Version Interactive Map Export Map Data Hover your mouse over the map for coordinator contact information.