Driver's Education in Wyoming
Most new drivers in Wyoming are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver's education program in order to obtain a Wyoming driver's license. In fact, for many applicants, the driver's education certificate of completion is part of the actual driver's license application.
WHO MUST TAKE DRIVER'S EDUCATION
Wyoming residents aged between 16 years and 6 months and 18 years must hold a learner's permit for a minimum of six months, and also complete a State-approved driver's education program before applying for a new license.
WHERE TO TAKE DRIVER'S EDUCATION
Driver's education courses are offered through both public and private school programs, all of which must be approved by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Driving schools, licensed by the Department of Transportation, cover the same course content.
WHAT'S COVERED IN A DRIVER'S EDUCATION COURSE
While driver's education courses vary from one school to another, all licensed programs must include the following components:
- Classroom periods, focusing on issues including alcohol safety and drug abuse awareness, defensive driving, motorcycle awareness and organ and tissue donation.
- In-car instruction sessions, divided into periods of actual driving and periods of observation time.