Driver's Training Steps






1. Enroll in a 30 hour classroom 






      $310 due first day of class (includes drives)  

      CDE forms can ONLY be issued less than 21 days before               class (In-person ONLY)                                            

     Can enroll in-person at our store.

     You do NOT need a permit before the first day of class.



2.Fill out a Registration form 

     This form must be filled out and returned with payment BEFORE we schedule drives or issue a CDE form


Registration for IN-PERSON class:

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Registration for ONLINE STUDENTS:

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3. Pay for the drives


$330 for 6-1 hr driving lessons taken through Precision Driving-paid to Precision Driving by phone or in store. (As long as we see the student is in a class and we have the registration form).

$395 for ANY OTHER online classroom provider

        *Make sure we have availability to accept the enrollment

       *You MUST show proof of completion before we will 

         schedule drives

  If you did in-person classroom the price of the drives is

        included in the price you paid for the class.



4. Get the CDE Form


       We will only issue the CDE once we have a registation form and a full course is paid-classroom & driving.


       CDE forms can now be emailed or fax as well as picked up in-person or mailed.   


       In-person Classroom CDE will be issued when Paid in full             and not more then 21 days before the start of class, but they cannot start driving with a parent until class starts.


For either the class or online, the student does NOT need the permit to start a class or during a class.  We recommend the student completing an classroom (in-person/online) before obtaining the permit.  The class portion helps prepared them for behind-the-wheel and the test at the bmv.  All class and driving is done separately.  



5. Get the permit at the BMV


        You will need to take the written test and an eye exam.

        You must to hold your permit for 180 days MINIMUM





      The more the student drives the better they will be!


      The Student MUST drive 40 hours during the day and 10 at night.

       we only drive 6 of those hours. A parent or guardian with a vaild license is responsible for driving the remaining 44 hours.



7.  Schedule drives with us


      We schedule drive 4-6 weeks apart.

      Drives are 1 hour long

      No other students will be in the car.

      DON'T procrastinate scheduling!

      We do will our best to accomodate your schedule!


Online students: we CANNOT schedule drives until we have a completion certificate of the online.



8. Drive with us 6 times


We schedule drive 4-6 weeks apart.

 Drives are 1 hour long

Sometimes, due to the volume of students we are scheduling 6-8 weeks out, BUT we do have a cancellation list so don't panic!

And if you call and we don't have our next month schedule ready, don't worry, we can call you when we do.  



If a student has a whole  year + before obtaining their license, we like to spread out the driving so: 

*They have practice in between lessons(this isn't like drivers ed years ago when you crammed it all together),

*Get different types of weather/seasonal experiences,

*And so they are not picking up bad habits.


A student cannot take a drive test with us unless they have passed their driver education course (class & driving) and they are the 16 and 90 days.  So, we like to have that last drive close to the time of when they can test.  That way they are more comfortable for the drive test.



9. Take Your Drive Test


     You can take your drive test with us in OUR car if you have completed the 

       above steps.

            *Cost to take your test here is $30

            * We will give you the form to show you have completed the driving test.


     *You can take your drive test at the BMV in YOUR car for free.

     *We give free drive test to active military, police, EMT, or fire men and women






     You will have to take another eye exam.



Most Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my student need to be to take driver education? A student MUST be 15 years old to enroll in driver education.


How does my student successfully complete driver education? The student must complete the 30 hours of class, the 6 hours of driving, and have an 80% or higher grade for the classroom and driving. Each section is graded separately.  Precision Driving will give the student a PASS or FAIL.


What if my student fails driver education?  If a student drops out of the program, does not complete driver education, or fails, Precision Driving must contact the BMV and the BMV will revoke or invalidate the permit upon notification.


How do I get my permit and where do I go to get it?  A student may get their permit at 15 years old if they are enrolled in an approved driver education course, AND their balance is paid in full.  The student does not need the permit  before class, but does need it to be able to complete the 6 hours of driving.  The parent or guardian will need to take the student to the BMV to get the permit with a CDE form that we give you.


What documents should I bring to the BMV to get the permit?  You can always look online at the BMV's website, but we recommend taking:


1. CDE form (we give this to you)

2.A student's ORIGINAL birth certificate or passport

3. Social Security Card

4. 2 proofs of residency: report card, class schedule, or bank statement dated within the last 60 days


We also recommend that parents should ALSO bring with them:

(If you have a RealID you should only need to take your license)


1. Parent's birth certificate or passport

2. Social security card

3. Driver license

4. 2 proofs of residency: bill and/or bank statement dated within the last 60 days


*Mom, they may ask for your marriage certificate or divorce decree so you may want to bring it just in case.


How long is my permit good for? 2 years


Does the student have to take a written test to get the permit?  Effective July 1, 2012 any student applying for their permit at the BMV will have to take a written test. 


How old does a student need to be to obtain their probationary license if they take driver education? 

16 years old and 90 days

Held the permit for 180 days

Completed and passed driver education

Complete 50 supervised hours and filled out a driving log


How old does must someone wait if they do not take driver education? 16 years old and 270 days.


How long must someone hold a permit before obtaining their license? 180 days


Does a student have to turn in a log when they get their license?  Yes, the student will need to complete the 50 hours of supervised driving and turn in a written log.  Precision Driving can provide the student with a log.


Can a student obtain a waiver for the drive test?  Yes, if the student has successfully completed and passed driver edcuation.  The waiver test can be given by the school where they completed and passed driver education.* Note: This test is separate from the 6 hours of in-car instruction for driver education.


Is there a separate fee for the waiver test? Yes,  $30.00




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PER OUR LANDLORD:  J.C.'S PROPERTIES             We can only post this but cannot enforce


To Students & Parents of Precision Driving,

To better direct incoming traffic and place safety of everyone at Coldwater Center at a top priority, property management is requesting when students drive to Coldwater Center for class, they enter the parking lot at the northeast entrance and pull forward to the "Student Driver Drop Off" sign directing you to stop at the white line to exchange drivers.  This is located at the sidewalk on the northeast end of the building next to Precision Driving.  The goal is to provide a designated place for a safe exchange and not require students having to park in a limited number of available spaces rquiring more time in the parking lot.  after exchanging drivers, parents will then drive around the back of the building for a more efficient exit from the center at a time when multiple students are arriving at the same time.  If parents are driving to the center to drop a student off where no exchange of driver is needed, parent drivers may choose to still use the same drop off point, or choose to park for a safe student drop off.  Please do not stop in the middle of the traffic lane to drop off students as this can cause traffic to become backed up and puts student safety in jeopardy with students crossing the traffic lane.  If you have any questions, please contact Coldwater Center management at the number below.  Your cooperation in helping to improve student safety and traffic management is greatly appreciated!

JC'S Coldwater Center


How to Find Us


8828 Coldwater Rd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825


Ph: (260) 490-1007


Office Hours /Driving Hours

Office Hours:


Monday-Thursday 12-5

Friday: CLOSED




Driving Instruction Hours:

Monday- Thursday

3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30

Saturday 8, 9, 10, 11


Driving hours can be booked out 4-8 weeks.  But, don't worry!  We can put you on a cancellation list!



To schedule driving you can email us






Effective July 1, 2012: Any student applying for a permit must take a written test to obtain their permit at the BMV.  Please call our office if you have any questions.


Effective July 1, 2015 licensing age changes to 16 years and 90 days with driver education.  A student MUST hold their permit regardless for 180 days and log 50 hours in before obtaining a drivers license.




Parents, make sure your student has their permit and proper footwear when they come for a drive time.  There is $40.00 fee if they do not have their permit with them or they are wearing sandals/flip flops. All No Show fees MUST be paid prior to next drive.




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