How to Drive Online

  • State approved 30 hour course
  • Premier research-based curriculum
  • Interactive and engaging

Course Details

As our teens set out on their journey of independence they need a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and plans to reduce their risk behind the wheel. Quality driver education is a critical element in developing safe driving attitudes, improving hazard recognition and managing visibility, time and space in traffic.

AAA's How to Drive Online delivers the rules and essential elements of safe driving in an interactive and innovative way. Approved in the state of Pennsylvania for novice driver classroom education, this online program aims to ensure that safe driving habits are developed and maintained for life. AAA has been a leader in the driver training business since 1935, so trust AAA to help keep the roads safe for all travelers.

Pennsylvania State Requirements:

  • To be eligible to enroll in this online driver education course, you must:
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Have access to the Internet
  • Complete the online registration form on the next page
  • Pay the course fee

A driver education program consists of (30) hours of classroom or online instruction AND six (6) hours of professional behind the wheel training with a state approved driver education provider.

Course Features:

This approved 30 hour course features:

Available on mobile devices
  • Convenient and self-paced delivery
  • A virtual parent session designed to educate parents on the learning to drive process (Optional)
  • 30-hour Online content satisfies all PA state requirements for novice classroom training
  • The most up-to-date information from scientifically validated sources
  • Innovative delivery including video, synchronous presentations, simulations and interactive exercises to enhance content retention

In this course, students will complete 40 different chapters broken down into 12 units of online instruction. Each chapter has a quiz that requires a student to pass at 70% before moving to the next unit. According to Pennsylvania regulations, only two hours of online instruction can be completed in a calendar day. Once all the units are completed, students will have the opportunity to take three practice exams where they will be able to review their incorrect answers. Once the practice exams are completed, students will complete a final exam, of which they must achieve at least an 70% in order to pass. Students have up to 120 days to complete the online course but may move through the program in as little as 15 days. Once the online course has been successfully completed and the final exam passed, a certificate of completion can be downloaded by the student. The certificate must be presented to the driving school where the behind-the-wheel training will be completed.

What about the permit?

For information on obtaining your Pennsylvania Driver license visit the PA DMV website at:

All students will be required to pass the state written exam at a license branch in order to be issued a learner's permit. This course, in addition to reviewing the Pennsylvania Driver's Manual, will help prepare them for that exam. Applicants will be required to know state specific laws not covered in this course.

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AAA has been America's trusted partner for over 100 years when it comes to automobiles, so why go anywhere else for defensive driving? Our courses have been created for your utmost convenience, anytime, anywhere.

This course meets state and/or federal accessibility standards by providing the material verbally and in text to ensure equal access to all users. The transcript of this course may be accessed through the "Menu options" located at the top of each page.

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