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What driver’s education is required?

All first-time applicants between the ages of 15 and 16 must provide one of the following:

• A certificate of completion from a driver’s education course consisting of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training. The course must be approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

• An Application and School Instruction Permit DE 1821 (R10/95).

• A letter from a Louisiana high school signed by the principal or an instructor certifying that the student has completed a driver’s education course.

• An official transcript from a Louisiana high school indicating that the student has been given credit for passing a driver’s education course.

Applicants cannot substitute a driver’s education course for the six-hour pre-licensing course.