Online Drivers Education

Online Drivers Education Information and Sign-up

**Please read all information below regarding the class process and additional information. We encourage parents to sit with the student during the orientation/class (The orientation will show how to access class materials). NOTE: $60.00 Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, please be sure you can complete the requirements during the times for each session. This online course is owned and operated by Mountain Professionals Driving School.

Click link to register- Online Drivers Ed Registration

The classroom portion of drivers ed is offered by the schools through WRESA. Students must be at least 14 1/2 on the first day of class and under 18.

For registration information contact Tom Sweet 828-884-6173. The fee is $60, payable with PayPal/Credit Card at time of registration.

Classes are available only to students residing in the following counties: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. If you reside in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Swain.

Once a student has been registered for a class, they will receive an email containing instructions on how to enroll in the classroom portion.

Classroom Portion Requirements:

  • You will receive an email with the information to enroll in the classroom portion. Orientation should take about 20 minutes to complete and must be done during the 2-day window.

  • All sections and quizzes must be completed for Units during the designated time.

  • Road Signs Test and Final Exam must be completed on one of the designated dates during the designated time.

  • You must make an overall grade of "60" to receive credit for this course.

**Please note, you must complete assignments during the time frame outlined in the schedule. You will NOT be allowed to make up any assignments.**

Schedule Outline:

  • Orientation - - 2 Days to complete

  • First Week - - Units 1 - 3

  • Second Week - - Units 4 - 6

  • Third Week - - Units 7 - 9

  • Fourth Week - - Units 10 - 13

  • Final Exam - - Choose one of the 2-hour window options over 2 days

Students, please mail the restricted instruction permit (RIP) to Mountain Professionals, the grade will also be sent to Mountain Professionals. Then the RIP will be sent to the driving instructor in your district. Once the instructor receives the restricted permit you will be scheduled to drive by birth order, oldest first. Typically, they will receive a call from an instructor within 30 to 90 days after receipt of the RIP, depending on your age and the number of students in your district.

If you need to print a copy of the Restricted Permit, you can download it here: Restricted Instruction Permit. Forms should be mailed to the following address:

Mountain Professionals, Inc.
PO Box 212
Bakersville, NC 28705

Make sure to:

  • Have your eyes checked at the DMV.

  • Complete the form in BLUE or BLACK ink.

  • Have a parent/guardian sign in BLUE or BLACK ink.

  • Students will not be able to drive until this form is turned in.

  • For driving or Restricted Instruction Permit questions, please contact 828-385-4477.