Kama'aina Owned and Operated Business in Honolulu, Hawaii Since 1990
Certified State Of Hawaii, Department Of Transportation Driver Education Instructors
Certified American Automobile Association Driver Improvement Program Instructor
What are the legal requirements for a teen under the age of 18 to acquire a driver license in the State of Hawaii?
In Hawaii persons under 18 wishing to obtain a Provisional Driver License must complete:
1. A 30-hour Classroom Driver Education Course with a State of Hawaii Certified Instructor
2. A 6-hour Behind-The-Wheel Course with a State of Hawaii Certified Instructor
3. Perform 50-hours of driving with someone over 21 who carries a valid driver license. 10 of the 50-hours need to be performed at night. The licensed driver needs to be in the front passenger seat, be alert and conscious (the permitted teen cannot function as a "designated driver"). Between the hours of 11:00 pm and 5:00 am the licensed driver must be a parent or guardian.
What is required to sign up my teen for a road test? C&C of Honolulu Online Road Test Appointments
1. A Classroom Driver Education Course Completion Certificate ( yellow - once attained the certificate never expires )
2. A Behind-The-Wheel Course Completion Certificate ( blue - once attained the certificate never expires )
3. Have had a permit for at least 180 days
4. Be 16 years old
Does my teen need a permit to attend the Classroom Driver Education? C&C of Honolulu Online Permit Application
No. Your teen does not need a current driver permit to attend the classroom sessions. However, they will need a Hawaii Driver Permit to receive Behind the Wheel training.
How does my teen renew an instruction permit?
You need to visit the nearest driver licensing center or designated satellite city hall with your instruction permit and provide original documents that provide proof of identity, legal presence and social security number. Names must be the same on all documents. If you have a name change and the names on your documents are not the same, you must also submit the original document that verifies your name change. ( Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Documents).
You may renew 30 days before the permit expiration date and have a grace period of 90 days after the permit expiration date without being required to retake the general knowledge test. For minors, if you renew your permit 31 through 90 days after the permit expiration date, your road test eligibility date will be 180 days from the date of issuance of your renewed permit.
The following link provides information regarding Hawaii's Legal Presence Law and a listing of acceptable documents: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/hawaiis-legal-presence-law/. For assistance with identifying acceptable supporting documents required to obtain a driver's license, please consult our interactive Document Guide.
Does my teen need to attend the sessions in sequence?
No. The driver education classroom curriculum is divided into 10 sessions. Each session covers specific information and most do not require information from previous classes to comprehend. Sessions that require previous information start with a review of that information. The sessions can be attended in any sequence and a class may be started on any session day.
Can my teen miss sessions & if so, how do they make-up what they missed?
Your teen has the flexibility to make-up missed sessions in any of our Campbell Avenue and Mid Pacific Institute scheduled classes. Your teen needs to successfully complete all 10 sessions to receive a certificate of completion. If they miss a session in the class they registered for, I.E. Session 7, all they need do is attend a Session 7 in a future scheduled class. The teen can show up at any future class without reserving a space. The teen needs to know the class number to which they are assigned when they attend the "make up" session.
How often are classes scheduled? Class Schedules Page
Classes are scheduled at least 15 times a year. Classes are available on varying Saturdays, Sundays and Weekdays. During school vacations we schedule 1-week classes. The 1-week classes allow students with heavy academic requirements, sports requirements or other commitments to complete their classroom driver education in a short period of time.
How much do lessons cost? Teens' Registration Page
- $300.00 6-hour behind-the-wheel only - 30 hour classroom fulfilled elsewhere
- $525.00 30-hour classroom and 6-hour behind-the-wheel package - single student
- $500.00 Sign up with 1 friend for the 30-hour classroom & 6-hour behind-the-wheel package - price per student
Students who sign up for the "Classroom Only" will not receive their certificates of completion until they apply and make payment for the Behind the Wheel lessons. Parents who want more professional instruction hours, there are additional behind-the-wheel packages available when you register your teen. Prices are subject to State of Hawaii General Excise Tax, Oahu rate.
Accurate Driving LLC has a contract with Mid Pacific Institute to provide driver education classes. Mid Pacific Institute determines the price for the class, therefore prices offered for attending class at the Accurate Driving LLC classroom do not apply. Prices are subject to change without notice.
What is Accurate Driving LLC's refund policy?
Once payment is made no refund is available unless the student dies or becomes disabled.
BTW refunds are made on the amount Accurate Driving LLC paid to the contract Behind The Wheel instructor less the general excise tax paid to the State of Hawaii.
Does my teen need a Hawaii Driver's License Permit to take behind-the-wheel (BTW) lessons & how are the BTW lessons scheduled? Teens' Registration Page
Yes. We require the student have a current driver permit to take behind-the-wheel (BTW) lessons. We will send you an email with contact information for your teens BTW instructor. We will also send an email to the BTW instructor with a copy of your teen's registration. When you make contact with the assigned driving instructor, training is scheduled according to dates, times and locations that can be coordinated with the instructor. Students who live outside of "Town" will need to meet the BTW instructor somewhere in town. The State of Hawai'i allows each BTW lesson to be no longer than 1 1/2 hours. Instructors will schedule the BTW lessons as six 1-hour lessons, four 1 1/2-hour lessons or a combination of the two. Students are assigned a BTW instructor during the weeks following the completion of the Classroom.
The BTW instructor provides the vehicle. All Instructor vehicles are certified by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation.
We use 3 guidelines to determine the order in which students are assigned BTW instructors. Students will be assigned after the last day of classroom to ensure they have the knowledge required for the BTW lessons.
1. Students who sign up for the Classroom/BTW combination who are 16 years old and have had their permit for six months or longer will
be the first in each class referred to BTW instructors. This group already meet the qualifications to take a road test when they complete
their driver education requirements.
2. The rest will be assigned instructors in the order (date) their registrations were submitted to Accurate Driving LLC.
3. Behind the Wheel Only registrations will be referred in the order received. (If the BTW only student is under 18 years old and attended
a driver education classroom outside of Accurate Driving LLC, the BTW only lessons cannot be completed in less than six weeks,
as required by the State of Hawaii.)
During our busiest times of year (Summer, Spring, Fall, Christmas) as we move into each season the wait to start lessons with the assigned BTW instructor will be longer. The lessons will be scheduled either once a week or once every two weeks, depending on the BTW instructor's workload.
Please review the topics covered each behind the wheel training session with your teen and practice the learned skills to accelerate the learning process. If the student cannot perform the learned skills at a minimal level of competency, the instructor may postpone a lesson to allow you more time to practice.
Instructors do not practice the road test course unless the student has completed all items on the check-list. Our goal is for the student to learn Proper Driving Skills. You may, however, hire the BTW instructor for additional hours to specifically prepare for the road test, instructors are familiar with all road test areas.
To receive a certificate of completion for Behind-The-Wheel training, every student’s parent or guardian must submit a notarized statement
verifying the applicant completed fifty hours of driving, at least 10 of which was conducted at night, supervised by a licensed driver who is at
least 21 years of age and licensed to operate the same type of motor vehicle. This notarized statement shall be submitted to whoever served as your teen’s Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) instructor. Upon receipt of this affidavit the BTW instructor will issue a BTW certificate of completion and keep the notarized statement for their records. Driving Log & Affidavit Form
In what format are the Classroom sessions presented?
Our classroom driver education is designed on a PowerPoint platform to ensure a duplication of curricula for each session. The PowerPoint platform also allows the class to be fast paced, interesting and allows us to easily add new information. The classes are interesting and multidimensional combining lecture, discussion, video clips and group activities. We use a 60" Samsung HDTV and videos include full stereo sound.
What text and curricula are used?
We utilize the American Automobile Association's (AAA) HOW TO DRIVE text. Curricula are from the following programs: Responsible Driving an AAA Cirriculum, ADTSEA Curriculum, How to Drive an AAA Text, Teaching Your Teens to Drive an AAA Program, Licensed to Learn an AAA program and Dare to Prepare an AAA workshop.
How soon can my teen complete the driver education requirements?
By State of Hawaii Law a driver education course (classroom and behind-the-wheel combined in one program provided by the same school) cannot be completed in less than six weeks. When both classroom and BTW are scheduled through Accurate Driving the total time for both must be six weeks or longer. For example: the classroom can be 1 week, the BTW started at the end of the classroom can then be completed in 5 weeks for a total of 6 weeks or longer. Majority of students will take longer than 6 weeks to complete the training especially during our busiest times of year. There is no maximum time limit to complete the training and the certificates of completion have no expiration date.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone