Drivers Education

Montana Drivers Education 

Montana's school districts offer quality state-approved driver education that includes traffic safety, parent/guardian involvement, and Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). The Traffic Education Unit approves instructors and school-based programs to ensure Montana standards and requirements are met.  Teens who successfully complete a state-approved driver education course in Montana have at least:

  • 60 hours of traffic education instruction including 6 hours of behind-the-wheel in-traffic instruction.
  • A minimum of 25 days of instruction taught by a state-approved traffic educator.
  • The opportunity to study for and take the Learner License knowledge exam and receive a Learner License during the traffic education course.
  • Online driver education courses are not approved.
  • Download the booklet Traffic Education Standards & Requirements for detailed information on Montana's traffic education programs.Wade VanNess

Students must be 14 1/2 years old at the start of class.  Typical classes last 6 weeks.  Classes are before school and drives are after school and weekends.  The cost of the course is $250.   Lincoln County High School offers 3 sessions throughout the year.  The Fall session begins in September, Spring Session begins in February, and summer session starts in May.  


Current Schedule and Driving Groups

Cell: 406.260.3982
Mr. VanNess Schedule (click here for schedule)

GROUP 1:  M. Sherwood, K. Williams, G. Helgert
GROUP 2: A. Hepner, A. Calendar, E. Hawkins
GROUP 3: E. Neill, O. Conrad, H. Cooke
GROUP 4: C. Lord, M. Kaufmann
GROUP 5: M. Holt, T. Lanphar, M. Jimenez

Ed Newell
Cell: 291-2804
Mr. Newell Schedule (click here for schedule)

GROUP 1:  S. Pluid, A. Utter, C. Muller
GROUP 2: L. Mills, Ethan H., Tristin K.