Driver Education 


    Lincoln County Schools has contracted with Carolina Driver Ed to provide driver education services for their school students. 

    Things parents and students should know about driver education:

    • Students must be at least 14 ½ years old and enrolled in a public school, private school, or homeschool to register for driver’s education.
    • Students who meet the age requirement may register for class by using the link below or with the school’s driver education facilitator.
    • A fee of $65.00 must be paid online or at the student’s school before attending class. Families unable to pay the $65.00 fee may apply for a reduced fee of $45.00 (please see the driver education facilitator to obtain the form).
    • A parent/legal guardian must complete the Reduction in Fee form.
    • North Carolina law requires students to complete 30 hours of classroom course work as well as 6 hours of behind the wheel driving.
    • Students 15-17 years old must pass 3 out of 4 school subjects in order to obtain and maintain a North Carolina driver's license.


    Driver Education 2022-2023

    Driver Education Summer Schedule 2022 

    Online Payment and Registration...Carolina Driver Ed.

    NC Graduated Licensing

    Parents Guide to Driver Education

    NC Driver Handbook

    Regulatory Signs

    Warning Signs











  • (704)-489-8199
    Eric Eaker
    Chief Operations Officer
    (704) 736-1017 ext. 30225
    Driver's Eligibility Certificates
    LCS Transportation Office issues the DECs for Lincoln County School students during the summer and long breaks.  Transportation is located at 2660 Maiden Hwy, Lincolnton.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.  During regular school days, the DEC is issued by the Drivers Ed Coordinator at each high school.