Driver education is classroom instruction that the DMV requires you to take if you are under 17 1/2 years old. It enables eligibility to take written test, to acquire a driving permit. Instruction can be taken at your high school, through a DMV licensed driving school, or through a licensed Home Study Program. Classes are typically run all day on Saturday and Sunday, 2 consecutive weekends. Also during summer or other school breaks classes are held on weekdays, Monday through Thursday, 4 consecutive days.