Nevada Drivers Ed

INTRODUCTION TO NEVADA DRIVERS ED

Welcome to Aceable’s Nevada Drivers Ed course! Skip the boring classes. Instead, work on your drivers ed requirement on your computer, tablet, or phone. We’ll have you licensed in no time!

You can take this course if:

  • You are between 15 and 18 years old and you are applying for a license for the first time.

You should take this course because:

  • Aceable is state-approved. Our certificates are accepted at any DMV in Nevada.
  • Aceable is all about convenience. You can log into your account on our website or by downloading the free Aceable Drivers Ed app for iOS and Android devices. You can switch between devices anytime and anywhere you want.
  • Aceable includes 30 hours of engaging and entertaining content written in an easy way for students to understand. Your course will include text, videos, pictures, memes, and pop-up questions galore! You won’t just be reading for 30 hours straight.
  • Aceable gives you access to unlimited free practice tests to ensure your success.
  • Aceable prepares you to pass your driving test at the DMV with flying colors.
  • Aceable will email you a certificate to print out and take to the DMV for your driver license.
  • Aceable’s Customer Experience Heroes are available every day of the week to help answer your questions about anything and everything drivers ed. You can reach us by phone, email, and live chat.

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STEPS TO GETTING YOUR NEVADA DRIVER LICENSE

Step 1. Get Your Nevada Permit

Let’s get started! You need to be at least 15 1/2 years old to qualify for a permit and meet minimum Nevada school attendance requirements. You are not required to take drivers ed to get a permit. It’s a requirement for you to complete to get your driver license though.

If you aren’t 15 1/2 yet, you can go ahead and get started on drivers ed with Aceable and wait until you’re old enough to get a permit.

To get a permit, you’ll need to study for the written knowledge exam. You can study by taking our Nevada Drivers Ed course or by reading through Nevada’s driver handbook (English version and Spanish version). The Nevada DMV also has an interactive practice test to take!

When planning to go to the DMV to take your written test, plan to go to the DMV early. They stop giving written tests 30 minutes to an hour before the office closes–each office is a little different.

You’ll need to pass the DMV written test with at least an 80%. With 50 questions on the test, you need to get at least 40 of them correct!

Once you pass the written exam and the vision exam, you’ll be given a temporary paper document to use as your permit. Your actual permit card will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

With your permit, you can drive with any licensed driver, 21 years or older, with at least one year of driving experience seated next to you at all times. You can’t drive alone just yet.

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Step 2. Complete Aceable’s Nevada Drivers Ed Course and Behind-the-Wheel Hours

Complete our state-approved 30-hour course on your iOS device, Android device, or computer. Aceable’s course has pictures, videos, memes, voiceovers, text, and pop-up questions – we like to mix it up and keep it interesting. To get through our course, you’ll go through 18 levels. That might sound like a lot, but you’ll get through this in no time.

Throughout the course, there are 17 level assessments that are 10 questions each. You just need to score at least 70% to pass! You can retake them over and over again until you pass.

At the end of the course, you need to pass our final exam with at least 70%. The final exam is 30 questions long and is made up of multiple choice and true/false questions. You can retake your final exam over and over again until you pass.

After passing the exam, we’ll email you a Certificate of Completion within 1 hour. Don’t exit out of the course just yet though. We have a survey that we’d love you to answer to let us know how you felt about our course. It’s completely optional but it’s a chance to help us improve our product.

While you’re working on finishing up your drivers ed course, you can also get started on completing 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a licensed driver who is 21 or older and has been licensed for at least one year. You also can complete those 50 hours at a driving school too! 10 of your hours must be done at night – this includes any time after sunset and before sunrise.

The Nevada DMV has an awesome Parents Supervised Driving Guide that will guide you through what you need to learn in the car.

You’ll need to keep a written log of the dates and times that you drive and submit it to the DMV when you’re going in for your driving test.

If you like to keep things electronic, the Nevada DMV also recommends using the RoadReady app for iOS to log your driving hours. Once you’ve reached your 50 hours, print out your log from the app! Unfortunately, they do not have an Android app.

Make sure that when driving, you don’t get into car accidents where you are at fault, or get any moving violations, or drug/alcohol convictions within 6 months. This can affect your ability to get your license. While the timeframe is just 6 months, you don’t want to get in trouble for any of these things ever!

When you’ve held your permit for at least 6 months, you are at least 16 years old, and you’ve finished all of your educational requirements, you’re ready to move on to the next step!

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Step 3. Get Your Nevada Driver License

Alright, it’s the final countdown!

You’re eligible to go take your driving test if:

  • You are at least 16 years old.
  • You have had your permit for at least 6 months.
  • You have finished Aceable’s 30-hour Nevada Drivers Ed course.
  • You have finished 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience (10 of which are at night).
  • You have no at-fault crashes in the past 6 months.
  • You have no moving violation convictions in the past 6 months.
  • You have no alcohol or drug convictions of any kind in the past 6 months.

If you’re in the clear, schedule your driving test online. You can take your driving test in any passenger car or truck that is currently registered and insured. This means you’ll need to be able to show the examiner the Certificate of Registration and a current insurance card for the car. The examiner will also perform a vehicle safety inspection.

During your test, your examiner will tell you where to go. Make sure not to make any serious traffic violations such as speeding or failing to yield. You’ll get an automatic fail! They use a point system to give you a grade. If you do fail, the examiner will explain why and show you how to retake the driving test. You might be given a 30-day time limit before you can retake your test.

Once you’ve passed your driving test and the DMV approves of all of your documents, they will punch a hole in your permit and give it to you along with a temporary paper document that works as your temporary driver license. Your actual license will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

Now that you’re a licensed Aceable driver in Nevada, you can drive on your own, but there are some restrictions you must follow until you are 18:

  • You cannot have any passengers under the age of 18 except for immediate family members for the first 6 months of getting your license.
  • You cannot drive between the hours of 10pm and 5am unless you are traveling to and from a scheduled event such as school events or work. Law enforcement may ask for proof if you get pulled over.
  • You must follow local curfew laws in your area. Call your local police department to find out your local curfew times.
  • The blood alcohol limit is .02 for drivers under 21. While you should not drink underage regardless, you definitely shouldn’t have alcohol in your system if you plan to drive! 

Violating these restrictions could result in restriction extensions for a longer period of time, fines for repeated violations, or license suspensions. Your license can be suspended for all of the same reasons as adult licenses and for non-driving alcohol/drug convictions, firearms violations, or habitual truancy (skipping school too much). Your parent can also, at any time and for any reason, request to have your license revoked if you are under 18, since they are financially responsible for these violations. 

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TESTS IN THE NEVADA DRIVERS ED COURSE

Nevada Drivers Ed Level Assessments

There are 17 level assessments. You’ll get to your first one in Level 2. Each level assessment is 10 questions long. You just need to score at least 70% in order to pass.

If you fail, you can retake the level assessment over and over again until you pass. You can retake the level assessment immediately.

Nevada Drivers Ed Final Assessments

The final assessment is 30 questions long and you need to score at least 70% to pass. There is no time limit, so don’t fret – you’ll make it through to the end!

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YOUR NEVADA DRIVERS ED CERTIFICATE

Lucky for you, the state of Nevada allows for your drivers ed certificate to be emailed! You don’t have to wait for the snail mail to arrive.

We email you your certificate within 1 hour after you have passed the final exam for your course.

If something needs to be changed on your certificate, you will need to contact our Customer Experience Heroes.

If you lose the email, you can always view your certificate from the home screen of your account. Just log in to your Aceable account and click “View Certificate”. From there, you can print or email the certificate to yourself.

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AT THE NEVADA DMV – DOCUMENTS, STATE FEES, AND TESTS

Nevada Permit – What to Bring to the DMV

To get your permit, you need to be at least 15 1/2 and meet minimum Nevada school attendance requirements.

When you’re at the DMV, you need to pass the vision and written tests, then have your parent/guardian sign the financial responsibility section on the application.

The minimum scores to pass are:

  • Vision test: you must score at least 20/40 in one eye. Make sure to wear glasses or contacts if you need them!
  • Written test: you must score at least 80% – that means you need to get at least 40 out of 50 questions correct to pass!

If you have to retake your written test, it costs $11 per retake.

You’ll need to bring these items to the DMV to get your permit:

  • $23.25 for the licensing fee
  • $26 for the testing fee (covers both your written test and driving test)
  • 1 Proof of Identity
    • Original or certified copy of your state-issued birth certificate
    • Valid and unexpired United States Passport or Passport Card
    • Out-of-state instruction permit or ID card compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005
    • Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • See more examples here.
  • 1 Proof of Social Security Number
    • For most teens, bringing an original Social Security card will meet this requirement.
    • If you’re employed, you can bring a W-2, IRS Form 1099, or a paystub that shows your complete Social Security Number.
  • 2 Proofs of Nevada Residency
    • Form DMV 005 – Certification of Nevada Residency
      • Since like most teens, you don’t have a way to prove your residency, your parent/guardian will sign this form and show their own proofs of residency to the DMV on your behalf.
      • The form lists what items your parent/guardian will need to bring to prove their Nevada residency.
  • Form DP-38 – Minor Affidavit and Information Sheet
    • Your parent/guardian need to be with you to sign this form.
  • Form DMV 301 – Certification of Attendance
    • This has to be signed by a school administrator to prove that you are currently enrolled and have good attendance in school.
    • If you are homeschooled, simply bring the receipt provided by your school district when you submitted your “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” (NOI form) to them. You do not need to fill out the Certification of Attendance. (Nevada Homeschool Network)
  • Form DMV 002 – Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card
    • Your parent/guardian need to be with you to sign the Financial Responsibility section of this form.

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Nevada License – What to Bring to the DMV

To get your driver license, make sure you meet these requirements first:

  • You are at least 16 years old.
  • You have had your permit for at least 6 months.
  • You have finished Aceable’s 30-hour Nevada Drivers Ed course.
  • You have finished 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience (10 of which are at night).
  • You have no at-fault crashes in the past 6 months.
  • You have no moving violation convictions in the past 6 months.
  • You have no alcohol or drug convictions of any kind in the past 6 months.

If you’re in the clear, schedule your driving test online. You can take your driving test in any passenger car or truck that is currently registered and insured. This means you’ll need to be able to show the examiner the Certificate of Registration and a current insurance card for the car. The examiner will also perform a vehicle safety inspection. Make sure your car is in working condition!

You’ll need to bring these items to the DMV to get your driver license:

  • $23.25 for the licensing fee
  • Your permit
  • Your Aceable certificate
    • Log into your Aceable account and print your certificate from there or from the email we send you.
  • Form DP-38 – Minor Affidavit and Information Sheet
    • Your parent/guardian need to be with you to sign this form.
  • Form DMV 301 – Certification of Attendance (ONLY if you did not bring this for the permit)
    • This has to be signed by a school administrator to prove that you are currently enrolled and have good attendance in school.
    • If you are homeschooled, simply bring the receipt provided by your school district when you submitted your “Notice of Intent to Homeschool” (NOI form) to them. You do not need to fill out the Certification of Attendance. (Nevada Homeschool Network)
  • Form DMV 002 – Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card
    • Your parent/guardian need to be with you to sign the Financial Responsibility section of this form.
  • Completed Beginning Driver Experience Log
  • 1 Proof of Identity
    • Original or certified copy of your state-issued birth certificate
    • Valid and unexpired United States Passport or Passport Card
    • Out-of-state instruction permit or ID card compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005
    • Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • See more examples here.
  • A vehicle with a current Certificate of Registration and insurance card

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NEVADA PERMIT AND LICENSE RESTRICTIONS

Nevada Permit Restrictions

If you have a permit, you want to make sure you don’t break any rules if you want to be able to get your license!

These are the restrictions for permit-holders:

  • You must drive with a licensed driver, 21 years or older, with at least one year of driving experience at all times
  • You have no at-fault crashes in the past 6 months.
  • You have no moving violation convictions in the past 6 months.
  • You have no alcohol or drug convictions of any kind in the past 6 months.

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Nevada License Restrictions

Now that you’re a licensed Aceable driver in Nevada, you can drive on your own, but there are some restrictions you must follow:

  • You cannot have any passengers under the age of 18 except for immediately family members for the first 6 months of getting your license
  • You cannot drive between the hours of 10pm and 5am unless you are traveling to and from a schedule event such as school events or work. Law enforcement may ask for proof if you get pulled over.
  • You must follow local curfew laws in your area. Call your local police department to find out your local curfew times.
  • The blood alcohol limit is .02 for drivers under 21. You shouldn’t have alcohol in your system anyway if you plan to drive! You also shouldn’t drink underage either.

Violating these restrictions could result in restriction extensions for a longer period of time, fines for repeated violations, or license suspensions. Your license can be suspended for all of the same reasons as adult licenses and for non-driving alcohol/drug convictions, firearms violations, or habitual truancy (skipping school too much). Your parent can also, at any time and for any reason, request to have your license revoked if you are under 18, since they are financially responsible for these violations.

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OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS AND LICENSES

If you just moved to Nevada, you’ll be able to switch your out-of-state permit or license with a Nevada permit or license as long as you can show proof that you completed drivers ed in the state you came from.

Out-of-State Permit

  1. Complete the Affidavit of Completion of Out-of-State Driver Education Course (Form DP-289) and present it to the DMV along with these documents.
  2. Pass the written and vision tests at the DMV!
  3. Complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice and log with the Beginning Driver Experience Log or from the RoadReady app.
  4. Once you are done with everything and have had your Nevada permit for at least 6 months and are at least 16, head to the DMV to take your driving test. You’ll want to bring these items.

Out-of-State License

If you are under 18, complete the Affidavit of Completion of Out-of-State Driver Education Course (Form DP-289) and present it to the DMV along with these documents. You will take the written, vision, and driving tests to get your license.

If you are over 18, drivers ed is not a requirement for you. Just follow Nevada DMV’s New Resident Guide. You will take the written, vision, and driving tests to get your license.

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NEVADA DRIVERS ED IDENTITY VERIFICATION

The state of Nevada requires that Aceable verify the identity of students taking the course. We do this by asking you a series of identity security questions based on information in your Aceable Student Profile. This system is made to ensure that the person who signed up for the course is actually the one taking it.

You’ll be asked these identity security questions at various points throughout the course. If you miss a question (which we doubt you will, since these questions are all about you!), no worries. You have a total of three attempts before you are locked out.

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NEVADA DRIVERS ED COURSE TOOLS

Nevada Drivers Ed Student Course Tools

Aceable provides a variety of student course tools that you’ll find very helpful. These tools include the student profile, table of contents, progress logs, practice tests, and Aceable’s Driving Manager. You can learn about using these tools in our Account & Log In Help Knowledge Base here.

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT & TROUBLESHOOTING

If you are experiencing technical issues with the web course or app, there are a variety of troubleshooting options available to you. For a detailed guide on troubleshooting your web course or app, check out Aceable’s Technical Support & Troubleshooting Knowledge Base here.

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CONTACT NEVADA DMV

You can contact the Nevada DMV based on the region you’re in:

  • Las Vegas Area: 702-486-4368
  • Reno/Sparks/Carson City: 775-684-4368
  • Rural Nevada/Out of State: 877-368-7823

They also have the option to email.

You can also find the contact information for specific DMV field offices here.

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