Driver Education FAQ
Behind the Wheel
Do I need to have my own car insurance for behind-the-wheel?
No. Because the student driver is under AAA Driver Education's care, custody and control while in the school's vehicles, the school's insurance will serve as the primary coverage on any claims. AAA Driver Education is insured by Erie Insurance and carries liability coverage limits that meet or exceed state standards.
Do you charge a cancellation fee?
No cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel your driving lesson 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled appointment. Failure to provide 24 hours cancellation notice may result in an additional fee of $50 per scheduled hour of driving. Exceptions are made for COVID-19. (See COVID-19 Precautionary Measures.)
Will I have other students in the car with me?
No. Only the student and instructor will be allowed in the vehicle at the same time.
How do I schedule a behind-the-wheel lesson?
Once you have paid your tuition in full and complete your 24 hours of classroom instruction, you will be able to schedule your drive times from this site!
Will I have the same instructor for every lesson?
We will do our best to schedule the same instructor for every lesson. In some cases you may have a different instructor during the drive times.
Can I request a specific driving instructor?
Maybe. Some of our instructors only work on certain days of the week. If there's an instructor you'd like to drive with, let us know and we will try to schedule you with that person.
Can I sign up for additional hours of behind-the-wheel training?
Yes! In Ohio, students are required to complete 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driving instructor. AAA Driver Education offers additional behind-the-wheel training hours at a rate of $75 per hour for AAA members and $90 per hour for non-members. These hours may be purchased by clicking on the appropriate package on the "Teen & Novice Drivers" page and registering for the package.
Are your instructors licensed?
Yes. All instructors at AAA Driving School are licensed by the State of Ohio. All driving instructors in the state of Ohio must pass FBI/BCI background checks and have clean driving records.
Do you offer home pick-up or drop-off?
All behind-the-wheel training sessions will start and end at the driving school, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohio.
This enables instructors to set routes that increase in difficulty as a student progresses. It also provides parents/caregivers with immediate feedback on their child's progress, so everyone knows what they need to work on before the next behind-the-wheel lesson.
What will I learn during my behind-the-wheel lessons?
These in-vehicle lessons are designed to not only facilitate the development of basic vehicle control, but also to promote safe driving habits and aid in hazard recognition and avoidance.
Can I use my own car?
AAA Driver Education will furnish a motor vehicle for instruction that has been fitted with appropriate safety features, including an instructor brake, instructor mirror and dash camera. Because these features are necessary to keep the student and instructor safe, AAA Driver Education requires students to train in school-owned vehicles.
How long can I drive with an instructor?
Most driving lessons will be two hours long. Students may also request additional one-hour lessons for a rate of $75 per hour for AAA members and $90 per hour for non-members. Ohio regulations prohibit more than four hours per day of any combination of classroom and/or behind-the-wheel instruction to be conducted with any one student.
Do I need a temporary permit to schedule my behind the wheel training?
Yes. You MUST have your temporary permit to start your behind the wheel lessons.
The driver must have permit in possession at all times while participating in behind the wheel sessions.
When can I start the behind-the-wheel lessons?
Students may start behind-the-wheel training at age 15 and 6 months, upon obtaining a valid temporary learner's permit from the state of Ohio. Students must complete all 24 hours of classroom instruction before being able to schedule drive times with an instructor. Students must have a valid permit and pay in full prior to scheduling behind-the-wheel lessons with AAA Driver Education.
What if I need to cancel/reschedule my driving lesson?
If a student must cancel a driving appointment, cancellation must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Failure to provide 24 hours cancellation notice may result in an additional fee of $50 per scheduled hour of driving. Exceptions are made for COVID-19. (See COVID-19 Precautionary Measures.)
A $50 fee may also be charged, and lessons may be cancelled if the student shows up late, does not present a valid temporary permit, or is not prepared for the lesson.
How old do I need to be to start driver education?
The student may begin classroom instruction at age 15 years and 5 months, before obtaining a temporary driving permit. Students may obtain a temporary driving permit at age 15 and 6 months. A valid temporary driving permit is required prior to scheduling the practical driving portion of the training.
How long does it take to complete driver education?
Students are required to complete all available training within six months of starting a program with AAA Driver Education.
If the student has not finished the program in six months, a new agreement will need to be established between the student and AAA Driver Education and a reinstatement fee may be charged before any further services are provided.
What are the requirements to complete driver education in Ohio?
Each student must successfully complete twenty-four hours of classroom or online training and at least eight hours of behind the wheel instruction with a certified instructor to receive a certificate of completion.
Successful completion of classroom or online training includes passing the final written examination with a score of 75% or higher.
What safety equipment are your cars equipped with?
AAA Driver Education's driving vehicles are 2020 or 2021 model vehicles equipped with the latest safety features. In addition, each vehicle has been fitted with an instructor brake, instructor mirror and dash camera.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds will be given if the Driving School is willing and able to fulfill its services or the student fails to comply with the terms and conditions. Exceptions may be made for certain medical reasons.
What happens after I complete the online program?
After you complete the 24-hours included in AAA's How to Drive Online program or any other online course, you will receive a certificate of completion. This will indicate that you have completed the state's requirement of 24-hours of classroom education needed to get a driver's license.
If I'm taking an online program, do I have to finish it before starting behind-the-wheel training?
Yes, you must complete all 24 hours of classroom instruction prior to starting the behind the wheel training. Regardless of which online course you take, you must make sure to bring a certificate of completion to your first driving lesson, along with a valid temporary driving permit.
How long does it take to complete an online driver education course?
In order to receive your first Ohio driver's license, first-time drivers younger than 18 years old are required to complete a 24-hour Driver's Education Course and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training. You have 6 months from your first day with AAA Driver Education to complete your program
When can I start driver education?
In Ohio, students can start classroom instruction at 15 years and 5 months, prior to obtaining a temporary instruction permit.
Do I need a permit to start classes?
No, students can start classroom education prior to obtaining a temporary instruction permit. Students are required to obtain a valid temporary driving permit prior to scheduling behind-the-wheel training.
Does classroom instruction have to be completed to start behind-the-wheel?
Yes, you must complete all 24 hours of classroom instruction before scheduling your behind the wheel hours.
What happens if I miss a class?
Students are required to be present, seated and ready for instruction at the designated class start time. AAA Driver Education reserves the right to deny a student admittance to any class if the student is tardy.
AAA Driver Education asks students to provide at least a 24-hour notice if they need to miss a class. Make-up sessions are required for tardiness or missed classes. If a student accrues more than four hours of unexcused absences, the Student enrollment may be terminated.
AAA Driver Education's instructors can assist families in scheduling make-up classes. Please call 614-431-7888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.