LADS Course Questions

Students attend a one day, 8-Hour classroom session usually held on a Saturday. After completing the classroom portion, they are given the login information for our online scheduling system to set up their in-car portion of the training. Their in-car portion will be broken down into the appropriate number of 2-hour segments based on the course chosen. Upon completion of both the classroom and in-car portions, the student will receive the necessary paperwork for the student to be allowed to take the State Road Test. Certificates for the insurance discount will be emailed within a couple of days to the email address on record.

Yes, the South Carolina DMV requires that we get a contract for all students.

Contact the office for the current lesson-by-lesson price.
Yes, within our training area except for Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant students meet at the DMV on the Isle of Palms Connector.
Yes, within our training area except for Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant students meet at the DMV on the Isle of Palms Connector.
We follow a Student Instruction Outline, which helps the instructor to tailor the training to the individual student. It covers everything from basic car control to advanced defensive driving skills and road test maneuvers. Our goal is to teach every student that they can be a collision-free driver for life.
No. We find it is in the best interest of the student to use the tools South Carolina has provided for this. The student can read the manual which can be downloaded from the DMV website. The DMV also offers an online practice exam here. Also, the DMV has a smartphone app to practice the test. Just go to your app store and search for "SC Driver Exam"
No, however, every beginner driver must have held their permit for a minimum of 180 days before they can take their road test. We recommend a student have their permit before they begin their behind-the-wheel training.
Students must take at least one 2-hour lesson so we can determine the student is ready and likely to pass the Road Test. If the instructor agrees the student is ready, he/she can arrange to take the Road Test with one of our instructors. We do not take anyone to the DMV to test or allow our vehicles to be used at the DMV for testing.
After completing the beginner course, if the instructor agrees the student is ready, the student can call the office to arrange to take the Road Test with one of our instructors. We do not take students to the DMV for testing or allow anyone to use our vehicle at the DMV.

LADS Policy Questions

Per the contract, students have six months to complete the program.
Yes, the $10 Bring-a-Friend is discounted off the 2nd or 3rd student's tuition; the deposit fee is still the same.

No, we don't have a standard transmission vehicle. We find it better for the student learn on an automatic transmission.

No, we teach only in our dual controlled vehicles.
No. Since the South Carolina Road Test is administered in English, it is in the student's best interest to wait until they have a basic understanding of English before starting lessons.
Yes, we can teach using lip reading and hand gestures. We have an instructor who is capable of signing.
No, but because of our over 50 years of experience and the advanced level of training our instructors receive, we will be able to give seniors the training they need to learn successfully.
$50. This fee is non-refundable but is counted toward the tuition. This fee may be transferred to another class if the need arises.
Student must cancel before close of business on the previous business day to avoid the $50 late cancellation fee. In extreme cases a manager may waive fee

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Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Lessons: By appointment (7 days per week)