Welcome to The Link Driver Education Program
The Link driving school has been providing driver education to high school students in the Whitewater Valley area for over 30 years. The Link business office is located in Connersville, IN. We drive high school students in Fayette, Rush, and Wayne County for drive times. In Fayette County driving is year-round that meets at our business office. In Wayne County we meet students in the spring, summer and fall at Richmond and Centerville High Schools. In Rush County we meet students at Rushville HS during the month of June. Our instructors are all state of IN BMV approved and certified instructors who all have the same goal in mind to teach their students to be safe and defensive drivers.
Our program is $480 this includes 30 hours in-person classroom or online & 6 hours behind-the-wheel. You can also take advantage of our EZ payment plan option. This option is $175 due at time of registration followed by 2 automatic monthly payments of $175. Your monthly payments will be automatically charged to your credit card on the same day of each month. When choosing the EZ payment option, students can go ahead and get their permit and work on their online course, but they cannot sign up for a drive time until the full amount is paid. Please note: all fees are non-refundable.
After you have registered and paid, we will email your next steps for beginning the 30 hours of online or in-person classroom; information & paperwork needed for your learner's permit. Please note: we try to email within 24 hours; however, if you register and pay when our business office is not open, we will not send the email until our business office reopens.
The Link Driver Education Program consists of three phases:
- Phase 1: 30 hours of online or in person classroom training & Learner's Permit
***Fall in-person classroom will be offered Saturday & Sundays October 7th-November 18th 5-8PM***
- Students have 6 months (180 days) from the time of registration to obtain their learner's permit and to complete and pass their minimum of 30 hour of online or classroom training. The online training can be done at any time at the student’s own pace. We also offer in-person classroom training at our office in Connersville certain times during the year. We require at least 10 students in order to offer an in-person classroom. Once the student has passed and completed their 30 hour classroom or online training, they can move on to Phase 2. Students understand that they will only have access to the online classroom for 180 days from registration and after 180 days their access will be locked and additional $50 reinstatement fee will be required to gain access again.
- Phase 2: 6 hours of behind the wheel (BTW) drive time instruction
- Students will complete 6 hours of BTW instruction. BTW instruction sign-ups will be posted on our website. Spring driving times will be posted by February 1st, Summer May 1st, Fall July 15th, Winter November 1st. This is a first come first serve basis for students who have completed phase 1. These times typically fill up quickly. Don't delay in signing up for driving once a student has completed their online class and obtained their permit.
-Phase 3 (Optional): Driving Skills Test
-Students also have the opportunity to take their driving skills test with one of our instructors once they have completed phase 1 & 2. There is a $40 fee for the skills test. If you would like to take this test with one of our instructors, this needs to be scheduled in advance. This test is taken using one of our driver education cars. If you decide not to take the skills test with us you can take the test for free at the BMV, it would be in your own car, and you would need to schedule your test directly with the BMV.
To find out more from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles about obtaining a Learner's Permit or Driver's License and to make an appointment, visit the Indiana BMV website at https://www.in.gov/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/home/.
To find out more about the Driver Education Code of Responsibilities, visit the BMV website here: https://www.in.gov/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/files/responsibilities-driver-ed-students.pdf.