Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  1. I live in Orange County, but I attend a private school or I am home schooled. Do I qualify for this course?
  2. Answer: Yes, any teenager with an Orange County address is qualified for the course, no matter the type of school attended.
  3. I live in another county, but I attend a private school in Orange County. Do I qualify for this course?
  4. Answer: No, you must have an Orange County address in order to take advantage of this course.
  5. Will my teenager be required to prove Orange County residency?
  6. Answer: Yes, your teenage must provide a valid Florida Learner's permit, which displays an Orange County address for each lesson.
  7. Will I receive school credit for completing this course?
  8. Answer: Yes, the credit allotted for the course is (.5). Please check with your school guidance counselor for more information regarding the credit.
  9. Is there an age limit for students to receive the lessons?
  10. Answer: The only requirement is that the student resides in Orange County and that they are eligible to attend an Orange County Public School.
  11. How will the Florida Safety Council know to call me when I have completed my online course?
  12. Answer: Florida Virtual School will electronically notify the Florida Safety Council of your successful completion of the online course. The Florida Safety Council will then contact you via telephone to schedule your behind the wheel lessons and observations.
  13. How many hours of behind the wheel driving will I receive?
  14. Answer: You will receive 6 hours of actual driving and 6 hours (optional) in car observation time.
  15. What are the hours that I may schedule my teenager for lessons?
  16. Answer: The Florida Safety Council schedules driving and observation lessons 7 days per week at various times of the day. We will work closely with the parent to schedule convenient times and days, however, appointment times are given on a first come first serve basis.
  17. What are the hours that I may schedule my teenager for lessons?
  18. Answer: The Florida Safety Council schedules driving and observation lessons 7 days per week at various times of the day. We will work closely with the parent to schedule convenient times and days, however, appointment times are given on a first come first serve basis.
  19. Are the lessons only given during the school year?
  20. Answer: Lessons are given throughout the year, including the summer months. However, due to the credit given for completion, please check with your guidance counselor for completion time requirements.
  21. Will I receive a certificate of completion for my insurance company?
  22. Answer: Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Florida Safety Council upon your successful completion of the Behind the Wheel lessons.
  23. Will I receive an insurance discount for completing the course?
  24. Answer: Insurance company policies vary dependent upon the company. Please check with your carrier for details.
  25. What if I cannot be present for one of my scheduled lessons?
  26. Answer: You will be responsible for attending all scheduled driving lessons. If you cannot be present for a scheduled lesson, you must notify The Florida Safety Council at least 48 hours in advance in order to reschedule without a fee. There are exceptions to this rule, such as a medically excused absence with a note from a physician. Other exceptions may apply, with acceptance of those exceptions being solely decided upon at The Florida Safety Council's discretion.
  27. Who will conduct my driving lessons?
  28. Answer: All driving lessons will be conducted by a State of Florida approved, background checked, drug tested, certified Driver Education Instructor.
  29. What kind of automobile will be utilized for my training?
  30. Answer: All lessons will be conducted using a Florida Safety Council, state approved, fully insured, late model vehicle, specially equipped with a secondary brake. (The exact make, model, and type of vehicle shall be assigned on a first come, first serve basis and subject to availability)