What to Expect When You Take Online Driver Ed

Picture this: you, behind the wheel of a car, driving on the highway with confidence, WITHOUT a responsible adult in the passenger seat. Driver Education is a huge step toward turning that day-dream into reality! You can be independent and have the freedom to travel anywhere you want once you’ve earned your driver license. But with the current state of the world, it can be difficult to find availability in traditional classroom driver ed courses. That doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams on hold.

At Pacific Driver Education (PDE) we offer an online driver ed course that can help you learn the ins and outs of driving safely in your own home, at any time of day. There are so many benefits to online driver education, you can read about them in our previous post HERE. For now, let’s talk about what to expect in our online driver ed course.



Our online driver ed course doesn’t have a set location, a set time, or a set schedule. That means you have the freedom and flexibility to do it on your own time. You can choose when, where, and how long this course takes you. While this may cause some to procrastinate, it also allows you to complete the course when it works with your schedule. You are in charge of the pace and when it is completed. This flexibility can help you take control of your driver education, but you should also expect to be the one disciplining yourself to get it done. No one is going to be holding you accountable.

Complete Course

Our online driver ed course contains all of the information you need to know to drive safely and follow the road laws. This is not a course that is a shortcut to your driver license. It is not easier to pass than an in-person course. It covers eight chapters and 51 lessons to provide you with a complete course to help you learn the ins-and-outs of driving. This course was created by driving instructors that have decades of experience, which means that you are getting the best driver education possible.


Point of View Videos

Our online driver ed course contains point of view (POV) videos that will give you a real-time view of what it is like behind the wheel of a car. This can help prepare you for your first driving lesson. These videos help you learn how to operate a vehicle smoothly and skillfully.

No Driving

This is just a driver education course. You should not expect to get behind the wheel or practice driving during this course. While you will learn what to do when behind the wheel, this course is entirely online and does not include any actual practice. You will be able to learn the basics of driving, the rules of the road, and what to expect, without having to drive. However, you are encouraged to practice driving with your parent or another certified adult, once you have your permit.

Variety of Activities

This online course also includes a variety of activities, such as interactive sessions, quizzes, and online instruction. The variety of teaching methods will help support different kinds of learners. Whether you are an auditory, visual, or physical learner, you’ll have the chance to thrive in our online course. You can expect this variety to help teach you the ins and outs of driving. This is not a course that is simply a lecture. You will take part in different interactive sessions, complete quizzes, and watch POV videos to help you truly learn the material and prepare for the final exam. This varied course layout will keep the material more interesting and allow you to stay involved in your learning.


Ends with a Test

You should expect to take a test at the end of this online driver ed course. When you pass the test, you will receive a downloadable certificate of completion, which you can show to your insurance agent and may be able to get a discount on your policy. Since there is a test, this means that you should expect to pay full attention, take notes, and truly learn what this course goes through.

This is not just a simple course that you can click through to say you completed it. You will need to actually spend time learning the material so that you can pass the exam. Whether you learn by taking notes, just listening, or going over the material a few times, you will be able to do so with this online course so that you can do well on the test.

Headlights to Tailpipes

Our online driver ed course can help teach you everything you need to know about driving and the rules of the road. We want to make sure you know what to expect when you take this course and begin the journey to getting your driver license. To get started, be sure to fill out the form on our online driver ed course page and contact Pacific Drive Education with any questions you may have! Our online driver ed course can provide you with the knowledge and set of skills you need to become a safe and efficient driver!

What to Expect From Our Online Driver's Ed Course Infographic