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Q: What do I need to do to get my license through Drive Fit?

A: Please watch this video:

Q: Do I need to have my permit before I sign up?

A: It is highly recommended that you have your permit before starting the program. The state requires that you hold your permit for at least 6 months before you can get your license.

Q: I do not go to one of the schools that is associated with Drive Fit. Can I still take driver education through Drive Fit?

A: Yes, since we are authorized by a public charter school we service ALL Utah Students.

Q: How is Drive Fit an authorized driver education program through the state of Utah?

A: Drive Fit is contracted by Utah Military Academy to run the driver education program. Drive Fit is subcontracted by Utah Military Academy.

Q: What is the course fee for Driver Education?

A: The price for the course is $155 plus a driving fee the farther away you live from where our instructors live to do your drive time.

Q: Do I have to pay the driving fee?

A: The drive fee is to pay our instructors to come and meet you in the county you live in. If you do not want to pay for the fee you will have to meet our instructors in Weber County to do your drive time.

Q: Is there a certain time that the course starts?

A: The course is continuous enrollment and self-paced, which means as soon as we get you in the system you can start and you can complete the course as fast as you can. It typically takes 27-30 hours.

Q: After I pay the course fee how do I start the course?

A: Please give us 24-48 hours to process the registration. We will ask you to fill out a survey to get all the appropriate information to start the course. As soon as we get this information we will send you a welcome email on how to start the online course. Please watch the video this video to see how you enter the course:

Q: When can I start the course?

A: You can start the course as soon as you have access to the program.

Q: How long do I have to finish the theory course?

A: 8 weeks, if you go over 8 weeks we will charge a $25 reinstatement fee.

Q: How do I log into the driver and safety trend exam?

A: Go to You will need to create a new account using your permit number. If you have problems you will need to call or email the state tech support Phone: (801) 983-0275 Email:

Q: What is the information to log into the driver simulation?

A: Please see the link: ***NOTE*** Your student # and power password will be your email address

Q: I’m having trouble completing the simulation, what should I do?

A: Most students have trouble with the 3rd and 4th sections. Don’t over click or rapidly click. Pay close attention to the instructions and what it is asking. This is key!

Try another browser if you are experiencing sections of unresponsiveness.

Q: How do I sign up for drive time with an instructor?

A: To sign up for drive time with an instructor you click on this link We are constantly updating drive days and times so please keep checking back on availability.

Q: What if I need to cancel my drive time with an instructor?

A: You can reschedule at We need at least 12 hours notice if you need to reschedule. Other students are depending on you to be there, since we are required to have at least 2 students in the car to drive. If you do NOT give us the time necessary to get other students we reserve the right to charge a $25 no-show fee.

Q: I don't see a drive time at my school, how do I sign up?

A: Look at the location and address of the meeting place or school. Sign up at the closest location to you. Don't think because your school isn't listed at that time that you can't sign up for that location, you can. Many of our schools are only 20-30 minutes from each other within each county. 

Q: How many hours do I need to drive with my parents before an instructor will take me out?

A: You need to drive at least 20 hours with a licensed driver over 21 prior to signing up for drive time with an instructor. In order to get your license you need to have 40 hours of driving, 10 of those must be at night.

Q: What do I need to bring with me for my drive time?

A: The most important thing to bring is your learner permit. You can NOT drive without that on hand.

Q: Is drive time with an instructor required and how many times do I need to drive?

A: Yes, it is a state requirement to have drive time with an instructor, NO exceptions. You will drive multiple times with an instructor. If not you may be asked to keep coming back until the instructor feels that your skills are where they need to be.

Q: What do I need to do to get my license?

A: You need to make sure you have all of the following complete before going into the DLD and obtaining your license.

Q: What do I need to do to get my license?

A: You need to make sure you have all of the following complete before going into the DLD and obtaining your license.

  1. You are at least 16 years old.
  2. You have held your permit for at least 6 months or are already 19 years old.
  3. You completed the driver safety and trend exam found here (This was a module in your course):
  4. You have driven 40 hours with your parents, 10 of those being at night.
  5. You complete the driver education course and skills test through Drive Fit.
  6. Go into your local DLD pay the $30 fee and bring your guardian

Q: Are your instructors certified by the state?

A: Yes. All of our instructors are certified driving instructors in the state of Utah. They all undergo a rigorous training process and a thorough background check.

Q: Is it possible to fail drivers ed?

A: Yes, but it rarely happens. The final element of driving does include an evaluation on which you must pass. If we feel you have not practiced enough to pass this evaluation, we will suggest that you postpone your final driving lesson until you’ve gotten more practice. By doing this we are able to prevent students from failing the course. However, it is ultimately up to you whether or not to postpone your lessons. If you decide not to, and you don’t pass the driving evaluation, you will have to return and try again.