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Driver Education Registration

  • Driver Education Registration

    The SUNY Erie Driver Education Program is a comprehensive program providing each student with six hours of behind-the-wheel training, a minimum 18 hours in-car observation, and 24 hours of classroom lectures and exams.

    Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee a space in class, the following must be received in our office: payment, the signed consent and a clear copy of the permit. Successful completion of the course will qualify the student for the DMV Certificate of Completion (MV-285). The certificate of completion will be mailed out to students three to five weeks after the course ends. Students successfully completing the program will also be issued a one-year complimentary AAA basic membership. Please note: there is a $25 replacement fee is the certificate needs to be replaced.

    North Campus
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    Lecture Portion: Bretschger Tech Center, Room B503A (office) 
    Driving Portion: Lot 6 at the 500 Wing
    South Campus
    4041 Southwestern Blvd
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    Lecture Portion: Bldg. 3, Rm 3102 (office)
    Driving Portion: Parking Lot B

    Class is full. Call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
    Fall 2019
    Monday, November 18th – Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 
    Monday and Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Classroom: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Car: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    ** No classes on 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1, 1/20. 

    Makeup classes: Monday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 5.

    Class is full. Call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
    Fall 2019
    Monday, September 9th – Monday, November 4th, 2019
    Monday and Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Classroom: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Car: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

    ** No classes on 10/14, 11/11.

    Makeup classes: Wednesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 13.

    FEE: $475.00
    Minimum 17 students, Maximum 28 students
    Classes may become full before the above dates. Early registration and payment ensure your spot for class. If you cancel class within one week of the start date, there will be a $50.00 cancellation fee.

    Attendance and Fee Policy: (Please read carefully)
    The New York State Education Department requires that you attend all classroom lectures and driving labs. All students must attend 27 hours of classroom lectures and 24 hours of driving lab. A passing grade on both the written exam and driving skills tests is required.

    • Failure to meet these requirements will result in course failure and denial of your MV-285 (Completion Certificate).
    • To ensure you receive credit for classes, you must sign in for both the classroom session and the driving session each time. Without a signature, you will receive no credit for a class and will have to do a make-up session.
    • Make-up classes are 2/3 and 2/5/20 for the North session and 11/6 and 11/13 for the South session. A fee of $45.00 will be charged for a missed classroom or missed driving session ($90.00 for one full day and $180.00 for two full days), payable by money order only, to "SUNY Erie Driver Ed." 
    • Only two absences are permitted (2 classrooms and 2 driving). 
    • A student with three absences will be removed from the program. No refunds will be given once your session begins. Neither work, vacation, nor extracurricular activities are acceptable excuses for missing a driver education classroom or driving session. Neither your assigned lecture nor lab can be changed once the course has begun.
    • There is a replacement fee of $25.00 if the completion certificate is lost and needs to be replaced. 

  • Registration Form

  • Need Help?

    Driving Programs

    South Campus
    Building 3, Room 3102
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1820
    F: (716) 851-1825