There are big advantages to taking a driving lesson before testing.
Individuals testing who have not completed driver training fail the road test at an alarming 95%. The road test has 378 penalty points on it – more than 30 is a fail – and there are more than 40 actions that will outright fail you on the test.
By taking a driving lesson you will be trained by our certified SCDMV instructors on exactly what to do and not do in order to pass the test the first time. Without this you face a 95% chance of failing the test and being blocked for 2 weeks before you can retake the test.
You will also be more calm and relaxed when it comes to taking the test. Nervousness is a big factor in students not passing the test.
If you are doing the defensive driving course, make sure to inform your instructor that you wish to test through our school so that your instructor can plan and schedule enough time for the road test.
If you are 15, 16 or 17 years old you will need a parent present at the testing location before the test starts to sign the appropriate SCDMV documents as you are a minor and not able to sign for yourself.
If you are not taking our Defensive Driving Course, please send us a message / email through this website by clicking the red Contact Us button below so we can assign an instructor in your area to handle your training and testing. You must advise us of where you are located and provide a valid email and phone number.
A single driving lesson – 3hrs – followed by a road test, Cost is $180 for the 3hr lesson and $60 for the road test.
Requirements for the road test are:
- A valid (not expired) South Carolina Permit.
- That you have held a permit for at least 6 months.
- Closed shoes.
- $60 testing fee in cash.
The test results will be given to you in a sealed green envelope. Take this to any SCDMV office where they will eye test you and take your picture before issuing your license.
For testing options:
You can test at the end of your 2nd driving lesson with the instructor that trained you.
You can test Monday to Friday at our Lyman SC office – located between Greer and Spartanburg, close to Hwy 85 – No appointments – walk in only.
You can test on a Sunday at our Rock Hill, Simpsonville or Lyman SC locations. Lyman SC office – located between Greer and Spartanburg, close to Hwy 85. No appointments – walk in only.