We know how to teach teens how to drive — we’ve been doing it for years.

The National Safety Council, Nebraska offers DMV approved teen driver education classes. *If an individual is 17 and will not hold the learners permit for 180 days prior to turning 18, that means they will have to test at the DMV and will not be eligible to take the teen driver education course and will need to take the Adult Driver Education course.

Training includes 20 hours classroom time AND up to 6 hours behind-the-wheel time because we believe your teen is worth the extra time behind-the-wheel. Successfully completing our course will satisfy the requirements to receive a Provisional Operators Permit (POP) at the DMV.  The road test requirement will be completed with your teen's driving instructor.   

Driving Includes

  • Highway/gravel
  • Parallel/perpendicular/angle parking
  • Marked and unmarked streets/intersections
  • Interstate driving
  • Heavy, city-traffic driving
  • Downtown area driving

The best way to ensure your teen's success is to spend time with them driving.  Just like with any other skill - practicing is important.  Take them driving - it will make them, and you, feel more comfortable knowing they are ready to drive by themselves.  Practice, practice, practice.  If your child needs more than the 6 hours behind the wheel allotted time, their instructor will discuss options with you and your student.  Additional fees may apply.

Training with the best provides your teen the knowlege and lifesaving skills that they need at one of the lowest prices in the Metro area. 

To help facilitate training for your teen with a busy schedule - the National Safety Council, Nebraska offers two training options; Classroom or Online instruction PLUS behind-the-wheel training for either option.  

  • In-person Classroom Training is $424 and includes up to 6 hours behind-the-wheel time. Check out our convenient classroom/driving schedule.
  • Online Training is $439 and includes up to 6 hours behind-the-wheel time.  The course is approximately 30 hours of interactive training.  Flexible and convenient schedule - study and test anywhere, anytime. Up to 6 hours of the course can be completed per day. There is a two hour waiting period after the first 3 hours before resuming course.  Your teen is required to complete at least 6 hours of the online driver education course prior to their first driving session. The entire online driver education course must be completed within 30 days of enrollment.

After completing the classroom course and passing the required road test,  your teen will receive a course completion certificate via e-mail from our office.  Duplicate certificates are $25.00 each.   Your teen will then receive a Provisional Operators Permit from the DMV.          

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Click Here for Online or Classroom Teen Driver Education Registration Driver Ed. Scholarships - Scholarships are grant funded. They are LIMITED.

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Driver Education FAQ
  • Does Driver Education really help teens avoid crashes?
  • What are the requirements for a Learner’s Permit (LPD)?
  • What is a POP (Provisional Operators Permit) and how do I obtain it?
  • What are the restrictions with the POP?
  • Who can get a school permit?
  • Where do I go to get the learner’s permit?
  • How can I start to prepare my teenager for the driving experience prior to obtaining their learner’s permit?
  • What should I do before taking Driver Education?
  • What happens after my child passes and completes driver education?  
  • What are the advantages of taking driver education over the 50-hour log?
  • What are the refund and reschedule policies?

These are all great questions. Click the link below to learn more. 

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Driver Education Scholarships

Through the generous support of our donors, the National Safety Council, Nebraska announces scholarship program available to students for driver education training.

 These scholarship programs will provide access to crucial training that might not otherwise have been available to them.

Students will receive 20 hours of in-person classroom instruction or up to 26 hours of online class training and receive up to five hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction to learn how to drive safely in our community. Students who successfully complete the driver education program have their written and skills testing waived at the Department of Motor Vehicles thereby allowing the students to easily obtain their Provisional Driving Permits.

Students will qualify for the Scholarships based on the following criteria; meeting the published government standards qualifications for free or reduced school lunch program, be receiving Medicaid benefits or other eligibilty requirements.

Scholarships will cover the full or partial cost of the program.

Scholarship funding is limited throughout the year.    

Tips for Parents

Teaching your teen to drive requires considerable patience, empathy, and the knowledge of what is needed to best prepare him/her to become a skilled, responsible driver. Many parents approach this task with trepidation and high anxiety. 

There are many great articles available about how to proceed.  Our top recommendation is to NOT skip a formal driver education class.  Face it, it has been awhile since you completed driver education, and although you are a great driver you can't remember every detail to prepare your teen.  And ... times have changed. Teenagers today have more distractions, more traffic to contend with and faster vehicles.

#1 Tip - Register your child for Driver Education Training

#2 Practice, practice, practice.  Spend time with your child having them behind the wheel.  Be patient and remember to let them take the initiative.  If they aren't pushing to drive they are probably too nervous.  That's ok - let them have time to mentally prepare themselves.  You will both know when they are ready.

#3 Be a great role model.  Although you may think your teen is staring out the window or at their phone, they are aware of what you are doing.  As always - practice being a defensive driver.  Stay off your phone. Wear your seat belt - Every Time, Every Trip.  

#4 Play "how do I get there?".  Ask your child for directions while you are driving.  This is a great game to play in the pre-teen years and gives them the confidence once they are behind the wheel that they aren't going to get lost ... at least not every time. 

#5 Make sure your driver is set-up for success.  Being a successful driver includes following all of the rules of the road and being a conscientious, defensive driver but having the right tools is also important.  How will they handle a flat tire, running out of gas or a dead battery?  Help your student be prepared.  A membership to AAA wll give both of you the peace of mind when you aren't there.


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Driving Resources for Teens and Adults

For a copy of the DMV Driver Manual - click here.

Take a practice driver examination test from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.

AAA Nebraska provides information that is valuable for you and your teen regarding distracted driving and alcohol and driving.  There are also great resources for parent supervision, driving logs and sample driving tests.  Visit the AAA site for more information.  And if you are a member of AAA and have taken driver education through the National Safety Council, Nebraska ask about special offers for your teen.


View and download the Parent's Guide to Supervised Driving Manual is a national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes. These technologies range from increasing the stability and control of cars to providing warnings about crash threats to automatically intervening to avoid or reduce the severity of a crash. The goal of this campaign is to explain to drivers how best to use these safety technologies, leading to safer driving.





How to Become a Driver Education Instructor

Join our team of part-time driver education instructors and make a difference in the lives of a teenager.  

Becoming a driver education instructor is a great way to earn extra money while giving back to the community. While the level of instruction is demanding - it is also quite rewarding knowing that you are providing Nebraska families the peace of mind that comes with having their new drivers well trained and well prepared by caring, professional instructors.

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