Moore County's Driver Education page

Driver Education

All Spring Classes Are Full
Summer classes will be posted in March 2023

We are eliminating the waitlist option for current classes (very few students are dropping out of classes and when they do, it is too late to manually enroll students from the waitlist).

Spring Semester Class Postings
Registration Opens on 9/25/2022 at Noon

North Moore Summer and Fall Schedule

We are adding classes at North Moore for the following dates:   
 July 25-28
Sept 6-19
      Nov 28- Dec 9   
Please see Wendy Dunlap in the NMHS main office to register.   

NC legislators have extended HB 650 (a bill passed to ease Covid related delays in obtaining licenses) until December 31, 2022.

What does this mean for you?
It means that instead of waiting 12 months from the time you get your learner's permit (Level 1) to when you can get a provisional license (Level 2) - you only need to wait 6 months.

"From now until December 31, 2022, any student with or who obtains a learner's permit and who turns 16, during this time period, can get a License (Level 2) after holding the permit (Level 1) 6 months instead of the one year. This law will expire on December 31, 2022 at which time all permit holders will go back to the 1 year requirement."

You will still need to provide a log showing at least 60 hours of driving.

                                                        Waiting List
In an effort to be more responsive to the demand for Driver's Ed instruction, we are creating a waiting list. The procedure for getting on the waiting will be as follows:

                                1) Attempt to register for scheduled classes.
                                2) Failing that, email [email protected] with contact information.
                                3) A class will be created if numbers and dates warrant. Availability of instructors is a factor and there can be NO GUARANTEE OF A NEW CLASS.
                                4) If you are not notified by email of placement, you should continue to attempt to enroll in regularly scheduled classes. 


The information on this site is broken down into three sections: 

1. Register
2. Classroom
3. Driving

After reading the schedule and general information below, click on each section for detailed information.                                                     Be sure to read all the information.

In-Person Classes:
Classes are identified as in-person or online on the registration site in the Online School Payment System. Be sure you are choosing the right fit for your student. The first day of in-person classes at Pinecrest starts in the cafeteria. During the traditional school year, classes run for 3 hours and begin 15 minutes after school dismisses. Call the school for the dismissal time if you are in a private school or are homeschooled as dismissal times vary by school.

Online Classes:
Classes are identified as in-person or online on the registration site in the Online School Payment System. Be sure you are choosing the right fit for your student. The instructors for online classes will email orientation material for their class approximately 10 days prior to the beginning date of the class. If you do not receive this email please contact the coordinator at [email protected]

Students from all schools can register for any class scheduled below. This is particularly true for online classes.

                                                     2022-23 Driver Ed. Calendar 

Pinecrest (A. Sabata and D Barnes)

Union Pines (B. Gaylord)

North Moore ( R Hussey) Onsite enrollment - contact Wendy Dunlap

Jan 9-20, 2023
Barnes - virtual
 Feb 6-17, 2023
Gaylord - virtual
 Feb 6-17, 2023
Barnes -virtual
March 6-17,2023
Gaylord - virtual
 March 6-17, 2023
Barnes -virtual
  April 10-21,2023
 Barnes - virtual
 May 8-19, 2023
Barnes - virtual
Sept 8-19, 2022
Hussey - In Person

  Sept 12-23, 2022
1 Class (Virtual)
Vision Test: Sept 20

Sept 6-19, 2022
Vision Test: Sept 15

Nov 28- Dec 9, 2022
Hussey - In Person
Vision Test: Dec 7
 Oct 10-21, 2022
1 Class (Virtual)
Vision Test: Oct 18

 Oct 11-24
Vision Test: Oct 20
 Oct 31-Nov 14, 2022
1 Class (Virtual)
Vision Test: Nov 8
 Nov 2-17
Vision Test: Nov 10
Nov 28- Dec 9, 2022
1 Class (Virtual)
Vision Test: Dec 6

 Nov 28- Dec 9
Vision Test: Dec 8
Classes in RED are full

General Information

To participate in Moore County Schools Driver Education, students aged 14 1/2 (on the first day of class) to 18 (must be under 18) must register online or submit a Fee Waiver application (see "register" section).  Students MUST reside in Moore County. School location is not a consideration. 

**Summer and Spring Break Addendum Information
Classes are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday.  Bring lunch, snacks and pencil/paper.
First day of class starts in the cafeteria.

Instructor will need to see Social Security card and certified birth certificate before a student can take the driving portion of Driver Education.

Students may miss no more than 3 hours of class time. Missed time must be made up during next class.  Multiple times may be missed but not more than 3 hours total.

Class Schedules are subject to change. If the schedule is changed, the scheduled school will make an announcement or the instructor will notify students. Classes are not held on early dismissal days, teacher workdays or if school activities are canceled because of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance.

Intervals between Classroom and Behind the Wheel (BTW) Instruction
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the time between classroom and BTW instruction has lengthened considerably. Please be patient, some LEAs are experiencing intervals of up to one year! We are averaging 8 weeks as of Oct 2021. 

You should start planning when a student is near 14 
1/2 years of age. Consider extra-curricular activities when planning.  Contact coaches and other after-school activities supervisors to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Older students are given priority to schedule BTW instruction. Remember that vision testing and credential submission is the “starting point” for entering the BTW queue.

“Helpful Hint”: Have your student take a picture of their completed Form 800 for later reference and tracking! 

BTW instructors are working at maximum capacity and we are attempting to bring more on line. We are not responsible for missed DMV appointments made in advance of your child receiving BTW instruction.

Driver Education Coordinator Contact Information
Office Phone: 910.947.2976 ext. 100260
Email: [email protected]
The Driver's Education office is a part-time office and is not open every day. Phone calls and emails will be responded to as soon as possible.

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  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
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