Adult Courses

We have a variety of courses available? Please select a tab to learn more about each course type.

Beginner Courses

Quick Glance
  • 8 Hours classroom education
  • 6 Hours behind the wheel training with a certified instructor
  • SC Knowledge (Permit) Test included
  • 2 Attempts to pass the SC Skills(Road) Test
  • One on one hourly behind the wheel lessons with a certified instructor
  • Road Test Preparation
  • Convenient pick up and drop off service
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Maneuvers Lesson
  • Upcoming Classes
    • 12/17/2022 - BEGINNERS ZOOM CLASS
    • 01/14/2023 - BEGINNER CLASS
    • 01/28/2023 - BEGINNER CLASS
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    We can also perform the South Carolina DMV
    Road Test and Permit Testing.

    All classroom sessions begin at 9am and end at 5pm.
    Behind the wheel is scheduled separately.

    Beginner Basic - $450.00
    8 hr Classroom / 6 Hr Behind the Wheel
    Skills Test - 2 attempts
    Knowledge Test - unlimited attempts

    The state required course includes six hours of behind-the-wheel training. This six hour suggested minimum dates back to the 1930's when traffic was very light and the complications of our modern highway systems didn't exist.

    However, we believe in assessing each student before asking you to commit to a more expensive package with additional hours of behind the wheel training. If more hours are needed, we can always add them later.

    Behind the Wheel Training and Driver Evaluation

    Quick Glance
  • Adult-oriented hands-on training
  • One on one hourly behind the wheel lessons with a certified instructor
  • Convenient pick up and drop off service
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Maneuvers Lesson
  • Road Test Preparation
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    Behind-The-Wheel ONLY

    We can also perform the South Carolina DMV
    Road Test and Permit Testing.

    Behind the wheel is scheduled separately.

    Individual Lessons - $100.00/hour (1.5 Hour minimum)

    These lessons are primarily for those adult beginners with some driving experience who want to become more proficient and confident and/or learn what is expected on the road test. Typically, the student is picked up at home/work/school or a pre-determined location. Each lesson is one-on-one which allows the instructor to assess and address the student’s specific needs.

    The self-paced nature of these lessons require communication between the student and instructor, a fluent understanding of the English language is required.

    Students under age 17, must complete the beginner course (8 hour classroom & 6 hours in-car training) to be eligible for these lessons. South Carolina law requires 15 & 16 year old to complete a certified driver education course which includes 8 hours classroom and 6 hours behind the wheel training. Click HERE to register for the TEEN Driver Education Course.

    SC Skills (Road) Testing

    Skills / Road Testing - $75.00

    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Skills (Road) test is administered by a certified driving instructor in Safe Driving School SCDMV approved vehicles only.

    • An application and payment is required before a test appointment is scheduled Click HERE to register
    • Applicant must have a current, valid beginner's permit held for at least 180 days.
    • Behind the Wheel Charleston does NOT accept walk-in students for the road test - appointments are required.
    • Road tests are conducted as scheduled however, the Behind the Wheel Charleston road test evaluator reserves the right to cancel any scheduled test due to severe weather or unsafe conditions.

    Per SC DMV regulations:
    • A parent or legal guardian MUST sign required paperwork for all students under age 18
    • The student must have their current, valid permit on hand at the test

    Address for Testing Locations

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for the test review.

    Behind The Wheel Charleston Office
    20 Fieldfare Way Charleston, SC 29414

    Knowledge (Permit) Testing

    Knowledge / Permit Testing - $25.00

    The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Knowledge (Permit) test is administered by a certified instructor at Safe Driving School.

      South Carolina requires a beginner permit for anyone who has never had a driver's license.

    • You must be at least 15 years old.
    • You must pass the vision and knowledge test (permit test).
    • An appointment is required.

    To best prepare for the knowledge (permit) test we recommend practicing the permit test online, click HERE and studying the SC Driver’s Manual click HERE and/or taking the classroom portion of the beginner course. Behind the Wheel, LLC. administers the knowledge (permit) test by appointment only. An original birth certificate, and original social security card and 2 proofs of residency for the application will be required.

    Per SC DMV regulations:
    • A parent or legal guardian MUST sign required paperwork for all students under age 18
    • The student must have their current, valid permit on hand at the test

    Address for Testing Locations

    Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for the test review.

    Behind The Wheel Charleston Office
    20 Fieldfare Way Charleston, SC 29414

    Point Reduction / Defensive Driving / Insurance Reduction Course

    Quick Glance
    • AAA Driver Improvement Program
    • 8 hours classroom
    • Remove up to 4 existing points from your record
    • Must be taken after the date of the infraction
    • May be taken once every three years
    • Introduction to driving best-practices
    Upcoming Classes
    No classes scheduled at this time.

    All classroom sessions begin at 9am and end at 5pm.

    You'll Learn More Than You Think - $200.00

    Most people learn to drive only one time their entire life. While you may think this will suffice, many people still use old driving theories and techniques. Many of these theories and practices were changed decades ago. One example of these practices is the hand positions of 10 and 2. This practice changed back when airbags were introduced into vehicles. Another example is the practice of having one car length of following distance for every ten miles per hour of speed you are traveling.

    This is a AAA Certified course and is only offered on Zoom at this time. The DMV allows you to take this course once every 3 years. It will reduce up to 4 point from a South Carolina Driver License. It also meets the South Carolina Traffic Court requirement for a Defensive Driving Course. The $200.00 tuition for this course includes the AAA Workbook, a certificate of completion, instructor fees and processing fees.

    The course MAY reduce your insurance premium if you have a good driving record with no points. It is the prerogative of the insurance company to reduce the premium. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the class. You will be required to submit the certificate to the insurance company. There are no guarantees taking this course will reduce the premium.