Driver Education

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The goal of the Driver's Education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers. To achieve this goal, the CAIU offers Classroom Instruction and Behind-the-Wheel Instruction as part of the driver education services.

Classroom Instruction

 The Driver’s Education classroom course is now offered on-line. Enrollment for the 30-hour course is simple: just log on to Students can complete the course requirements at a pace suitable for their schedule. Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be issued to the student.
The on-line Driver’s Education course is approved by the PA Department of Education and the PA Department of Transportation.

Behind-the-Wheel Instruction 

The learning experiences presented through practice driving in a real car in everyday traffic are experiences necessary to develop a safe and efficient driver. CAIU offers two options for Behind-the-Wheel instruction.

Option 1 involves a written agreement between the Intermediate Unit and an individual school district. The district agrees to allow the students to participate in the Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) training provided by CAIU employees with no financial obligation on the part of the district. The students/families are obligated to pay the applicable fee. The service is provided at various locations, depending on the district.

Option 2 involves a written contract with an individual school district. The district agrees to pay for the Behind-the-Wheel training provided by CAIU employees to the eligible students in that district. The service is provided at the contracting district's site.

For either option:

  • Schedule varies according to availability of the students
  • BTW instruction occurs in 1-hour increments
  • 6 hours of instruction are required
Download the Brochure Below:
  1. Driver Education Services Program Profile
  2. Behind the Wheel Registration Form
  3. Drivers Education Flyer
Debra Snyder, Driver Education
(717) 732-8400, Ext. 8535