Please click the link below to access information about Driver's Ed classes at CEC. 
    CEC students are eligible to take Driver's Ed at any of the 3 high schools.  During the school year, we encourage our students to enroll at Jordan Matthews High School.  We can provide bus transportation to JM at 3:00 PM.  There is no school transportation provided for pick up after class sessions.  During the summer, students can take DE at the school closest to their home.
    Click HERE to see what the NC DMV requires for your teen driver.

    Finished Drivers Ed?

    What will you need?

    • Driver Education Certificate: This certificate states that you have completed 30 hours of classroom, six hours of drug and alcohol prevention, and six hours of BTW (Behind the Wheel) training.
    • Driver Eligibility Certificate: You will need your Driver Education Certificate to obtain your Driver Eligibility Certificate from CEC. A parent will need to come to the school and sign for the certificate.
    • Driver Eligibility Certificate: As of August 1, 1998, persons less than 18 years of age applying for a permit or license must have this certificate. This certificate states that the student is passing at least five of six courses in a regular schedule, or three of four courses in a block schedule, and is currently enrolled in school. The certificate is valid for 30 days, and then must be renewed if you do not obtain a learner’s permit within that time.


    What do I need when I go to the NC DMV office?:

    1. Driving Eligibility Certificate
    2. Driver's Education Certificate from an approved driver education course.
    3. One document verifying identity and date of birth
    4. A Social Security card or one document proving they have a Social Security number
    5. One document proving North Carolina residency


    In addition to successfully completing a North Carolina-approved driver education course:

    • Teen drivers may only operate a motor vehicle while being supervised by: A parent or legal guardian, a grandparent or an adult who has been approved by a parent or legal guardian
    • The supervisor must be: A licensed driver, licensed for five years, and seated next to driver when supervising​