COURSE AGE AND GRADE MININUM REQUIREMENT:
Students must be at a minimum of 14 & 9 months years of age to be in the classroom and age 15 to drive. All minor students (ages 14.9 to 17 years old) must be in the 9th grade or higher.
INITIAL STUDENT EVALUATION:
On the first day of the course, all students will be carefully evaluated to determine their competency and maturity to take on the responsibility of this driver’s education course. This will be conducted by simply speaking with students and having them complete a short questionnaire of their academic and driving history. During the initial parent and child orientation, parents will be asked to disclose any medical condition(s) that would hinder their child from grasping the driver’s education material. Instructors will disclose to parents that no child on any narcotics or drug will be allowed to drive a vehicle. At any time an instructor feels a student is not ready to advance to the next level, parents/guardian will be notified and the student will be counseled.
CLASS STRUCTURE POLICY:
The classroom portion of instruction is thirty (30) hours over a four (4) day session. The 8 hours of behind the wheel will be scheduled immediately following the completion of the 30 hours course. Class lectures will include traffic laws and regulations, signs, traffic lights, and markings, correct and safe driving procedures, emergencies, driving hazards including weather conditions, alcohol, drug abuse, motorcycle safety, interstate driving, and driving offenses. A test will be administered after each chapter along with a comprehensive final exam on the last day of class. The final exam requires a passing score of at least 80%. Students who fail to achieve the required passing score will be able to arrange for additional classes or class period to retake the exam (within 48 hours). If the student fails to achieve a passing score, then the student be able to arrange for additional classes or class period to retake the exam for an additional cash fee of $100.00. Certificates will be held until all fees are paid. In addition, the 8-hours of Behind the Wheel driving will require a passing grade of at least 70%. Once students have successfully completed both courses they will be presented with one original Course Certificate of Successful Completion and one copy of the same certificate.
38 HOUR EDUCATION COURSE
(30 hour lecture course / 8 hour behind the wheel driving)
Students who wish to enroll in the 38 hour course are required to be at least 14 years and 9 months of age. However, to complete the 8 hour behind the wheel driving, the student must be at least 15 years of age. For those students who do not yet meet the age requirement for the driving portion, TOP COP Driving Academy will make the proper arrangements to postpone and reschedule for those students.
14 HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE
(6 hour lecture course / 8 hour behind the wheel driving)
The 14 hour pre-licensing course is for individuals 18 years and older. The state of Louisiana requires that an individual has to take a minimum 14 hour pre-licensing in order to obtain a driver’s license for the first time.
8 HOUR BEHIND THE WHEEL COURSE
This course consists of 8 hours behind-the-wheel training. It is designed for students that have completed the 30 hours of classroom instruction with a certified driving school and/or for students that who are 18 years of age or older that have completed the classroom portion of the 14 hour pre-licensing course. An original copy of the students 30 or 6 hour certificate is required before driving can begin. The minimum age requirement for behind the wheel training is 15 years of age.
THIRD PARTY ROAD TESTING
(Examination of the driver's ability to safely operate and maneuver a vehicle in traffic)
The State of Louisiana has allowed for driving schools to offer the Third-Party Road Skill Test for the purpose of issuing the state required road test. In order for any driving school to become certified, special training and rigorous requirements must be met. By offering this service, we are able to set up flexible appointments.