Driver Education

We believe that Driver Education is the most important course a student will ever take because it provides them with the foundation on which to build their knowledge and skills for safe driving for the rest of their lives.  As a result, our classes are small (limited to no more than 24 students), and focus on the basics of driving skills, safety, attitudes and behaviors. 

REGISTER HERE FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSES

Our course consists of 20 or more hours of classroom instruction, 4 hours of driving range activities, 4 hours of computer simulation, and 5 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction.  Passing the course results in the waiver of written and driving tests at the Nebraska DMV unless the student is 18 or above.  Persons 18 or older will receive a certificate but are required to test at the DMV.

Classes are taught throughout Nebraska and utilize the Ron and Carol Cope Nebraska Center for Safety Education and Research – one of only 3 full-sized driving ranges in the Midwest.

Registration Information:

  • Each student is required by the Nebraska DMV to have a valid permit in order to enroll in this course.
  • Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.
  • All payments (except online), must be sent to the Nebraska Safety Center Office.  We accept MasterCard, Visa, personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders.  If you pay by check or money order, please make payment to “Nebraska Safety Center at UNK”.  The classroom instructor will NOT accept payment.
  • Payment plans require a $115 deposit at the time of registration. Monthly payments are expected and payment in full is expected prior to the end of class.  Class results will not be reported to the DMV without full payment.  Failure to pay by the end of class may result in your account being sent to collection. 
  • Classes require a minimum enrollment of 8 students and are limited to a maximum of 24 students.  Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Classes which do not meet the minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation.  Your payment will be refunded if class is cancelled or if class is full when your registration is received. 
  • When our office receives registration and payment, a postcard will be sent to parents confirming registration. 
  • A postcard confirming enrollment will be sent upon receipt of registration followed by a detailed letter approximately 2 weeks before class.  There is a parent/student meeting the first hour of the first class period.
  • Students are provided 5 hours of behind-the-wheel driving time. Students requiring more driving time will be charged $50 per hour. If a student schedules a time to drive and is not present for the lesson, that lesson will be rescheduled and an additional fee will be assessed.
  • Behind-the-wheel drive times are scheduled with the instructor at mutually convenient times and will be completed as quickly as possible.  Each student is provided 5 hours of behind-the-wheel driving time.  Students requiring more hours of driving time will be charged $50 per hour.  If a student schedules a time to drive and is not present for the lesson, that lesson will be rescheduled and a $50 additional fee will be assessed.
  • If the Driver Education student is under 18 years of age at the time the course is completed, passing the course with his/her current permit results in a waiver of the written and drive tests at the Nebraska DMV Office. 
  • If the student is 18 or older at the time the course is completed, passing the course will result in a Certificate of Completion but the student is required to take the written and drive tests at the DMV office.
  • This course conforms to the rules and regulations of the DMV and exceeds the criteria established for insurance discounts.  Nebraska DMV regulations require that, “Students must attend all course presentations and pass all examinations”.  Therefore, any missed portion of the course, for any reason, must be made up prior to the issuance of a waiver.  Make up session(s) may include additional fees.
  • If a student requires any accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Nebraska Safety Center prior to the beginning of the course.  Special arrangements can be made to accommodate these needs.
  • Check Re-presentment Policy: In the event that your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, we may re-present your check electronically. In the ordinary course of business, your check will not be provided to you with your bank statement, but a copy can be retrieved by contacting your financial institution.

For more information about our Driver Education Program contact us at (308) 865-8256 or 1-800-854-7867.

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Kearney Driver Education

Register and Pay online for Kearney Driver Education Classes Only

Kearney Summer 2018 course information

Kearney 2018 Summer brochure  


Kearney A
Classes:  May 7-11 and May 14-18 | 6pm-9pm
Range and simulation: May 8-11 | 6pm-9pm
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 5 
Classes:  May 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and simulation: May 29 | 8am-4:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 6
Classes:  May 24, 31, June 4, 7, 11, 18  | 8am-11:30am 
Range and simulation: June 14 | 9am-5:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney B
Classes: May 29-June 1 | 1:30pm-7pm  
Range and simulation: May 29-June 1 | 7pm-9pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 1
Classes: June 11-15 | 7am-1pm  
Range and simulation: June 12-15 | 7am-9am
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 2
Classes: June 25-29 | 7am-1pm 
Range and simulation: June 26-29 | 7am-9am 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 3
Classes: July 9-13 | 7am-1pm  
Range and simulation: June 10-13 | 7am-9am 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney D 
Classes: July 16-20 | 1pm-5pm  
Range and simulation: July 25 | 9am-5:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney C 
Classes: July 23-27 | 3pm-9pm 
Range and simulation: July 24-27 | 7pm-9pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 4 
Classes: August 6-10 | 7am-1pm 
Range and simulation: August 7-10 | 7am-9am  
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Kearney 2018 Summer brochure  



Adams Central Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Adam Central High School on the following dates:

2018 Adams Central brochure and information 
Register online 


Adams Central 1
Classes:  May 29-June 1 | 8am-1:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney:  June 6 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by Adams Central High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Adams Central 2
Classes:  June 11-15 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney:  June 20 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by Adams Central High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 


Ainsworth Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Ainsworth High School on the following dates:

2018 Ainsworth brochure 
Register online 

Classes:  July 30-31 and August 1-3 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range, Simulation and Interstate in Kearney: August 6 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Ainsworth High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Amherst Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:
2018 Amherst brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 18-22 | 8am-12:30pm | Class will be held at SEM 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 27 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by SEM High School.
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Axtell Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Axtell Community School on the following dates:
2018 Axtell brochure 
Register online

Classes: June 4-8 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range, Simulation and Interstate in Kearney: June 13 | 10am-6:30pm
Transportation to Kearney on June 13, 2018 is the responsibility of the student’s parents/guardians
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Boyd County Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Boyd County on the following dates:

2018 Boyd County brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-12:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Broken Bow Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Broken Bow Public School on the following dates:
2018 Broken Bow brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 4-8 | 8am-12:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Burwell Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at the following dates:
2018 Burwell brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-12:30pm 
Class will be held at Sargent High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 16 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by students’ parents/guardians
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Callaway Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Callaway Public School on the following dates:
2018 Callaway brochure 
Register online

Classes: May 29-June 1 | 8am-1:30pm 
Range, Simulation and interstate in Kearney: June 5 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Callaway High School.
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Centennial Public School

Driver Education is offered at Centennial Public School on the following dates:
2018 Centennial brochure 
Register online 

Centennial 1
Classes: June 18-22 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 26 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Centennial High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Centennial 2
Classes: June 18-22 | 1pm-5:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 27 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Centennial High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Chadron Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Chadron Public School on the following dates:
2018 Chadron brochure 
Register online 

Classes: May 29-June 1 | 8am-1:30pm 
Class will be held at Chadron High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Doniphan-Trumbull Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Doniphan Trumbull High School on the following dates:
2018 Doniphan Trumbull brochure 
Register online 


Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 17 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Doniphan-Trumbull High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Elm Creek Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Elm Creek Public School on the following dates:
2018 Elm Creek brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 25-29 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 2 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Elm Creek High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Franklin Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Franklin Public School on the following dates:
2018 Franklin brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 23-27 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range, Simulation and Interstate in Kearney: July 31 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by Franklin High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

Gibbon Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:
2018 Gibbon brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 11-15 | 8am-12:30pm
Class will be held at Shelton High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 19 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Shelton High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

 

Grand Island Central Catholic Schools

Driver Education for GICC is offered on the following dates:
2018 GICC summer brochure 
Register online 

GICC 1 
Classes: June 4-8 | 8am-12:30pm
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 15 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

GICC 2 
Classes: July 30-31 and August 1-3 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: August 7 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Grand Island Northwest High School

Driver Education for GINW is offered on the following dates:

2018 GINW summer brochure 
Register online 

GINW 1 
Classes: April 30-May 4 and May 7-1 | 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: May 18 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

GINW 2 
Classes: May 21-25 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: May 30 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor

GINW 3 
Classes: June 25-29 | 12:30pm-5pm
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 5 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor

GINW 4 
Classes: July 9-13 | 12pm-5pm
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 12 | 9am-5:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Safety Center 
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Grand Island Senior High Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Grand Island Senior High School on the following dates:
2018 GISH summer brochure 
Register online 

Grand Island Senior High 1    
Classes: June 18-22 | 8am-12:30pm                                                                              
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 25 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center.
On-street scheduled with the instructor

                 

Grand Island Senior High 2
Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 19 | 10am-6:30pm
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor 

        

Grand Island Senior High 3
Classes: July 23-27 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 30 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor 


Hastings Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Hastings High School on the following dates:
2018 Hastings summer brochure 
Register online 

Hastings 1
Classes: June 25-29 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 3 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Hastings 2
Classes: July 16-20 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 24 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Hastings 3 
Classes: August 27, 30 August 6, 10, 13, 17 and 20 | 6:30pm-9:30pm 
Range and Simulation: August 22 | 9am-5:30pm Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor
Transportation to Kearney provided by the Nebraska Safety Center
On-street scheduled with the instructor


Holdrege Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Holdrege High School on the following dates:

2018 Holdrege summer brochure 
Register online 

Holdrege 1
Classes: June 4-8 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 12 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Holdrege High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Holdrege 2
Classes: June 16-20 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 23 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Holdrege High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Kenesaw Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Kenesaw Public School on the following dates:

2018 Kenesaw brochure 
Register online 

Classes: May 29 - June 1 | 8am-1:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 5 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Kenesaw High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Lexington Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Lexington High School on the following dates:

2018 Lexington brochure 
Register online 

Lexington 1
Classes: May 29-June 1 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 8 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Lexington High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Litchfield Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Litchfield High School on the following dates:

2018 Litchfield brochure 
Register online 


Classes: June 25-29 | 8am-12:30pm | Class will be held at Pleasanton High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 6 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Litchfield High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Loup County Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at the following dates:

2018 Loup County brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-:12:30pm 
Class will be held at Sargent High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 16 | 8am-12:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by students’ parents/guardians
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Perkins County Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Perkins County High School on the following dates:

2018 Perkins County brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 11-15 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range, Simulation and Interstate in Kearney: June 21 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Perkins County High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Pleasanton Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Litchfield High School on the following dates:

2018 Pleasanton brochure 
Register online 

Class will be held at Pleasanton High School
Classes: June 25-29 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 6 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Pleasanton High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

 

Ravenna Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Ravenna Public School on the following dates:

2018 Ravenna brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 25-June 29 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 9 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by Ravenna Public Schools
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Sandy Creek Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at the following dates:

2018 Sandy Creek brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 4-8 | 8am-12:30pm 
Class will be held at Sandy Creek High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Sargent Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at the following dates:

2018 Sargent brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 9-13 | 8am-12:30pm 
Class will be held at Sargent High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: July 16 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by students’ parents/guardians
On-street scheduled with the instructor

SEM Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:

2018 SEM brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 18-22 | 8am-12:30pm | Class will be held at SEM 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 27 
Transportation to Kearney will be provided by SEM High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Shelton Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:

2018 Shelton brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 11-15 | 8am-12:30pm 
Class will be held at Shelton High School
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 19 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Shelton High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Superior Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:

2018 Superior brochure 
Register online 

Classes: June 11-15 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 18 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Superior High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Sutherland Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:

2018 Sutherland brochure 
Register online 


Classes: July 16-20 | 8am-12:30pm 
On-street scheduled with the instructor

West Point Driver Education

Driver Education is offered on the following dates:

2018 West Point brochure 
Register online 

Classes: July 16-20 | 8am-12:30pm 
Class will be held at West Point-Beemer High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor

Wood River Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Wood River High School on the following dates:

2018 Wood River brochure 
Register online 


Classes: June 18-22 | 8am-12:30pm 
Range and Simulation in Kearney: June 29 | 10am-6:30pm 
Transportation to Kearney provided by Wood River High School
On-street scheduled with the instructor