Proud Members of the P.D.S.A.O. & P.D.S.A.A (Professional Driving School Association of Oklahoma & America) All instructors are certified by the Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.), & National Rifle Association (N.R.A.).
How to get the Driver's Education process started (Durant, McAlester & Tishomingo, OK. and surrounding areas). You can enroll on-line (www.driversedok.com) or call our office at 580-380-8936 or 910-922-5646 or stop by our main office at 9241 Highway 70 W. in Durant, Oklahoma. S.O.D.S. will need to get your personal information and you should start getting the following information together in preparation for the state exam. Students Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and Approved Absence Form (form that your school will provide stating you are enrolled in school and that you passed your 8th grade reading test). The student will attend a 10 hour classroom session usually on a Saturday. Students will be provided with everything they need to prepare for the state exam. Students will also learn how to change a tire, jump start a vehicle and many other hands on tasks. We do offer additional drive hours at the request of the student. The price per hour is $50.00 with a minimum of 3 hours. This is available if our schedule allows, please contact the office for more details for scheduling!
Minimum age for Driver's Education through S.O.D.S. is 15 (fifteen) years of age, and you must be fifteen and a half to get your permit in Oklahoma.
Cost of the Driver's Education Class is $ 370.00. For students who are Indian or have contact with D.H.S. (Department of Human Services), these agencies sometimes will reimburse the student with the full or partial amount of the class. We accept credit cards, cash and checks; however if you chose to pay with a credit card there is a $10.00 processing fee. Starting after August 8th 2015 students will need to bring a sack lunch or $4.00 for pizza and soda. Starting in Feb. there will be a $25.00 nonrefundable registration fee at the time regstration is confirmed. The $25.00 will be deducted from the overall price of the course.
People who take Driver's Education through S.O.D.S. are a wide group of people. Primarily, the base groups of people who take our class are students from public school who can't get into their school program, students from private schools where driver's education is not offered, students who are home schooled or had to get their G.E.D. for some reason and students who do not have 80 hours to do the parent taught program.
After finishing the classroom part of Driver's Education, students who are 15 1/2 years of age are eligible to take the state exam for their permit (without having completed Driver's Education). After passing the permit exam, students will be able to drive a vehicle for 6 months with a licensed driver in the front seat who is 21 years of age or older. After this 6 month time period & finishing the 6 hours of drive time, students will go back and take the driving part of the test where they will show the examiner they can perform basic maneuvers with the automobile.
Please note that the 6 hours of drive time is your responsibility to call and schedule. It is Southeastern Oklahoma Driving School policy that if the student does not complete their 6 hours of drive time within a year of completing the 10 hours of in class time, then the student will be required to pay for the drive time at our hourly rate.