WV Licensing

  1. Do beginners need LP to practice in car driving?
  2. Yes

  3. What is the minimum age for LP?
  4. 15

  5. What is the state fee for LP?
  6. Contact DMV

  7. When does LP expire?
  8. 15 years to 18 years old, 14 months from issue date; if over 18 years old, 60 days from issue date

  9. Can a LP be renewed?
  10. Yes, within 30 days of expiration date (may be renewed 1 time, then test must be retaken)

  11. Who must be in front seat beside a driver with a LP?
  12. Licensed driver 21 years or older

  13. What is the minimum age for a Driver’s License?
  14. Age 16 with 30 hours parent supervised driving

  15. What is the state fee for a Driver’s License?
  16. Contact DMV

  17. When does a Driver’s License expire?
  18. On birthday 5 years from issue year

  19. What type of Driver’s License does our grad under 18 get?
  20. Ages 16-18, junior operators (May lose license until age 18 for 2 moving violations)

  21. How do we set up a Road Test for Lesson x Lesson students?
  22. Instructor must authorize, fee is $150.00 including tax for 3 hrs test prep and test at DMV. May increase in price if longer than 3 hrs.

  23. How do we set up RT for teen course students?
  24. Same as LxL, instructor must authorize, fee is $150.00 including tax for 3 hrs test prep and test at DMV. May increase in price if longer than 3 hrs.

  25. Is an appointment with the DMV required to take the RT?
  26. No

  27. Is an appointment required to take the RT with us?
  28. Yes

CDS Courses

  1. Is a contract required?
  2. Yes

  3. How many people can each class hold?
  4. 32

  5. What is included in a basic teen course?
  6. 30 hrs classroom, 6 hrs BW (three 2 hour lessons)

  7. What is included in the extended teen course?
  8. 30 hrs classroom, 8 hrs BW (four 2 hr lessons)

  9. What is the price of additional teen lessons?
  10. $50.00 per hour based on 2-hour lessons – plus tax

  11. Do we pick up the teen students for their driving lessons?
  12. Yes, but only at schools within our training area, (see list of pre-approved schools), get approval first

  13. Do we offer a point reduction class?
  14. No

  15. What is the cost of BW lesson by lesson?
  16. $100 (plus tax) each for 2-hour lessons meeting at our training location or 1-½ hours if we pick up within Charleston city limits

  17. Do we offer pick up for lesson by lesson?
  18. Yes, within a limited area – additional cost for outside this area. Our instructor can call to define. And a 2 hr lesson becomes 1 ½ hr

  19. What is the fee for Student no show - SNS?
  20. $50

  21. What do we teach?
  22. We follow a Student Instruction Outline, which helps the teacher to tailor the training to the individual student. It covers everything from basic car control to advanced defensive driving skills and road test maneuvers

CDS Policies

  1. Refund Policy
  2. $50 Registration fee is non-refundable. All other refunds are at manager's discretion for issues within our control. Credit card refunds will be applied to the card which was charged. No cash refunds for credit card purchases.

  3. Is there a discount for 2 or more teens from the same family?
  4. Yes, we give the BAF discount off the 2nd student’s tuition; registration fee is still the same

  5. Do we train on a stick shift?
  6. No, we don’t have a standard transmission vehicle. We find it is easier for new drivers to learn on an automatic transmission.

  7. Can we train in the student’s vehicle?
  8. No, we teach only in our dual controlled vehicles.

  9. Do we have a female instructor?
  10. Not at this time, however, all our instructors pass extensive background checks before hire. Tom McCoy has been with us for 14 years

  11. Can we teach someone who doesn’t speak English?
  12. Yes, we have done that with or without an interpreter going along.

  13. Can we teach the hearing impaired?
  14. Yes, we can teach using lip reading and hand gestures. We don’t have anyone who signs for the deaf.

  15. Do we teach driver’s ed for motorcycles?
  16. No

  17. Do we train for the CDL?
  18. No

  19. Do we offer a senior citizen discount?
  20. No, but because of our over 50 years of experience and the advanced level of training our instructors receive, we will be able to give seniors the training they need to learn successfully.

  21. What is the cancellation policy?
  22. Student must cancel before close of business on the previous business day to avoid the $50 late cancellation fee. In extreme cases a manager may waive fee.