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  • Driver Education
    1014 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC  28306
    Phone:  910-678-2526

    Morris Hargrove




  • Obtaining a Level I Limited Learner’s Permit: Cumberland County Schools

    You must be 15 years old to apply for an NC learner's permit.  The items listed below will be needed to obtain a Level I Limited Learner’s Permit:

    Certified copy of the birth certificate

    Original Social Security Card

    Driver Education Certificate – Form 452 (does not expire).  Upon completion of 30 hours of classroom work and the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, your behind-the-wheel instructor will issue you the Driver Education Certificate - Form 452

    Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC).  This certificate shows that you are passing and have not dropped out of school.  This certificate must be obtained from your school. The Driving Eligibility Certificate must be signed by the parent or legal guardian.  It may take up to 24 hours to receive a Driving Eligibility Certificate from your school.   The Driving Eligibility Certificate (once dated) is valid for 30 days only.
    Home School students must obtain the Driving Eligibility Certificate by calling 984-236-0110.

    An application for a permit must be signed by the applicant and a supervising driver.  A supervising driver must be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of the permit holder or a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian. The supervising driver must be a licensed driver who has been licensed for at least five years and who resides in this state.

    The following tests are required to obtain a Level I Limited Learner’s Permit:

    Written Test
    Sign Test
    Vision Test

    The cost of a Level I Limited Learner’s Permit is $21.50.  

    NC Driver License Offices are located at the locations listed below: (May call to make an appointment at any location)

    2439 Gillespie St. (near Crown Coliseum)    910-486-1353

    4705 Clinton Rd (across from Cape Fear High School)    919-715-7000

    841-A Elm St. (Eutaw Shopping Center)    910-484-6249 or 910-484-6452