STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO DRIVER EDUCATION FOR MINOR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
1. CHOOSE AN APPROVED CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
A current list of approved schools is available here — the correspondence schools will be found at the bottom of this list. Cordura Correspondence Driving Course instructor Ramon Martínez has served home schoolers in New Mexico for decades.
2. OBTAIN WRITTEN APPROVAL TO ENROLL IN A COURSE
All students must apply to the Traffic Safety Center by going to their website – click on “Application to Enroll in Driver Education Correspondence School,” print out the form, fill out the home school section, provide a copy of your Notification of Establishment of a Home School or your confirmation and a letter stating that you home school this student in all subjects. The approval will be sent by email both to the home school and the correspondence school.
3.ORDER THE COURSE
Prepare for the written exam using the MVD driver manual and course materials. Practice tests are available online.
4.OBTAIN THE PERMIT
The student has to pass the written test and provide identification. Be sure everything is in order before you make the trip.
5.COMPLETE THE COURSE AND BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY
The course provider will provide a certificate of completion.
6.OBTAIN PROVISIONAL LICENSE
The student will take a behind-the-wheel road test at the MVD, and must submit the Certificate of Completion and the road log. The provisional license is held for one year. An applicant gets a regular license thereafter
For home school driver education information, please contact: Ramon and Betty Martinez at (505)864-7851 OR email them.