DRIVE TIME WITH GUARDIAN: Most of the drive time that you need to get your license is to be completed with your parent/guardian or a licensed driver over 21 that is willing to take financial responsibility for your actions. The state requires that you drive 40 hours with this person(s), 10 of those must be at night. UMA Driver Ed. will ONLY take you out driving if you have met at least 20 hours of that requirement.
REQUIREMENTS: Behind the wheel, times will be set up by one of our certified instructors. The instructor will determine the time and meeting place for each drive. The state requires 6 hours of driving and observation. UMA supplement some of the driving with our driver simulation program. UMA will need to drive students multiple days and have at least two students in the car at a time.
BEHIND THE WHEEL ONLY: If you have already completed the theory class and you only need drive time with an instructor you can sign up this portion HERE for a fee of $185. This is also the same cost as if you take both the theory and behind the wheel together.
NO SHOW FEE: If you commit to driving at a certain day and time you NEED to be there. The other students and we are counting on you to be able to do that driving session. If you fail to show up and not give us time to schedule another student we will assess you a $30 No Show Fee.
PICK UP FEE: If you are not willing to travel to a UMA Campus, we can pick you up at another location. This takes more time for our instructors and we need to coordinate to have at least two students in the vehicle at a time. Because of this, we will charge a $30 pick up fee for every 30 miles beyond the UMA campus we have to travel. Please email email@example.com to see how much it would be to pick you up at your desired location if you would like to go this route.
OTHER INFORMATION: The instructor may cancel a driving session due to weather.
When out driving the instructor will assess many areas. We like to go through all of the following aspects with you if possible:
SKILLS TEST: All of our instructors are also state-certified examiners meaning they can administer the skills test. One skills test is included in the behind the wheel fee. For further information about the skills test only or what is on the test click HERE