Driver Ed FAQ
Driving School Information
Where are you located?
500 River Highlands Blvd, Suite 300, Covington, LA 70433
We are across from Harrison Avenue (Dog Pound Road).
Why does it ask for a permit or License at registration?
TIP IS your permit/license information.
Do you handle students with disabilities?
If a student has any disabilities, including hearing, speech, or learning, please let our office know as soon as possible so that we can arrange for alternative testing. If a translator is needed the student must provide a third-party translator to translate.
If the student has any kind of disability or requires special testing, they will have to go to the DMV for the Road Skills Test, we cannot accommodate students for this test.
What schools do you provide services to?
We provide services to anyone of age in the state of Louisiana, but we can only provide pick-up services to the following:
- Homeschool Programs
- Covington High School
- Mandeville High School
- Fontainebleau High School
- Northlake Christian School
- Saint Paul's School
- Saint Scholastica Academy
- Lakeshore High School
- Christ Episcopal School
- Archbishop Hannan High School
What is your code of conduct?
We expect students to treat each other and all instructors with respect. We will not tolerate cheating, fighting of any kind, classroom disruption, stealing, or vandalism. Participating in any of these actions will result in expulsion without a refund.
Is there a dress code?
All students should be dressed appropriately and suitable shoes must be worn during the driving portion. No flip-flops, slippers, sandals, etc. that could come off and get stuck underneath the pedal.
Proper footwear is required (i.e. no flip flops, sandals, slides, or high heels). Failing to wear proper shoes will be counted as a no-show and the student will be charged $60
What is your cell phone policy?
There will be no cell phone use during class. Cell phones will be put away unless we are on break.
What are your office hours?
- Monday: 9am - 4pm
- Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
- Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
- Thursday: 9am - 4pm
- Friday: 9am - 4pm
- Saturday: 9am - 2pm
- Sunday: closed (office)
Can I move to a different class?
Yes, if you are not able to show up for the class that was originally registered for we can move you. To be able to move The balance has to be paid in full, and then we will move you to the next available class. After that we can no longer move a second time and any deposit or payment would be forfeited. Because each time that takes up a registration spot for that particular class.
Driving Ed Classroom
Is there a parent meeting?
Parents will need to attend an in-person welcome class to get information, present valid state identification, and sign paperwork before class begins. Parent information meetings will be announced before the class beings.
Is there a study guide?
Yes, you can find the study guide at public.powerdms.com/LADPSC/documents/347039
Is there a test?
Yes, each student will be required to pass a test the last day of class. We will also have quizzes throughout class to help you prepare for the final test.
What do I do if I am late to class or miss a day?
If you are unable to make it to class on time or miss a full day, you will have to make up that time before you are allowed to schedule any drives. Please see the office manager so we can arrange a date that works for you to make up your time missed.
How long is our lunch break?
If you are attending the 38 Hour class, lunch is from 11:30pm - 12:30pm. If you are attending the 14 Hour class, lunch is from 11:30pm - 12:00pm.
Do you provide lunch and snacks?
No, we do not provide lunch or snacks. You are welcome to bring lunch or have it delivered. There are also a few options within walking distance, While Crazy Pig has a menu designed for the students. You may eat during class as long as it is not a distraction to the class.
What should I bring to class?
All students should come prepared with their TIP, pens, paper and be ready for a full day of class. Please note students should have their TIP every time they come to class or drive.
What is a TIP card and how do I get one?
Temporary Instruction Permit: All students are required to obtain a TIP to attend drivers education classes. You must be 14 years and 9 months to obtain a TIP from your local Office of Motor Vehicles.
The cost of the TIP is the same as a license however, when you return to get your license there will be no additional cost when you surrender your TIP back to the OMV.
How old do I have to be to start drivers ed?
You can attend any class once you turn 14 years and 9 months old, however, you will not be able to start the driving portion of the class until you turn 15.
How do we handle adverse weather for class and driving?
We do hold classes and drives during adverse weather conditions, but there may be situations that classes and drives may be postponed and or canceled due to adverse weather. You can contact the office to find out, also we will send out email notifications as well to current students that may be affected by postponement and or cancellation.
What is the Cancellation and No-Show Policy?
There is no charge if the drive is more than 24 Hours out from the time of cancellation.
If the Cancellation is less than 24 Hours then there is a $60.00 Charge to the sudent.
However, if they provide a Valid Medical Exscuse then there is no Charge.
If the Student is a no show for a drive then there is a $60.00 Charge to the sudent.
The student needs to be present for the drive before the Start Time.
When can I get my learners permit?
You must be at least 15 years old, complete 30 hours of classroom instruction, pass the written test, and pass 8 hours of driving instruction.
When can I start behind-the-wheel?
You must complete and pass the classroom portion of the class before we can
register you for the behind-the-wheel instruction. The driving portion must be completed within 120 days of completing the 30-hour classroom course. The driving portion must be completed within 90 days of completing the 14-hour classroom course.
What is needed for behind the wheel sessions?
The student must successfully attend and pass all classroom requirements before doing any behind the wheel sessions.
The student must possess their Temporary Instruction Permit for any behind the wheel session.
Stable shoes must be worn for driving sessions.
Do you pick up students from home or school?
We cannot pick up students from home.
All drives start and end at the Dynamics Driving School Facility.
What are the requirements to start drivers ed?
- You must be at least 14 years and 9 months old to register for class.
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer a $10 discount for active military, law enforcement, and firefighters.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes, to register for any class you will need to make a $100 deposit.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the service as listed on our website. There is a $105 deposit required.
- Written Test Retesting fee $25
- No-Show fee $60
- Certificate Copy fee $25
Can I have an extra copy of my certificate?
You may order an extra copy of your certificate of completion for a $25 fee. (Please note each student will get a free copy upon completion of their course.)
What is the refund policy?
We will refund your money as long as you cancel within 7 days before class starts.
If you cancel with less than 48 hours' notice, there will be a $80 fee. No call no-show will result in forfeiture of your $105 deposit.
We cannot move a student more than once because that takes up registration spots for that particular class. Any deposit or payment made will be forfeited if asked to move a second time.
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