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TOP NOTCH DRIVING SCHOOL POLICY
Education On Wheels
* It is the student’s
responsibility to make sure that the Instruction Permit, issued by
Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V), is in their possession for EACH
driving lesson. A copy of the signed Permit will only be accepted
on the 2nd or 3rd
Lesson. We encourage students to make copies of the Signed Permit
and keep them in their car and wallet at all times. Parent and
Student Please completely read your permit. Understand that a teen
student needs to wait 6 Months and 1 day from the issue day of their
permit before they can schedule their test.
* Students must have their permit with them in order to
participate in any behind-the-wheel driving lessons. Failure to have
the permit will be treated as a "no show." If you have to
change the time of your driving lesson, it must be at least two days
(48 Hours) in advance of the appointment to avoid a LATE FEE or “no
show” fee. The behind-the-wheel rescheduling fee (late fee) is
$50.00 per occurrence. No more lessons will be done till late fee is
collected (cash only). Please understand that instructors only get
paid when they do lessons and when you cancel last minute they lose
* Bounced Checks: if
your check bounces there will be a $25 charge and you will have to
make a cash only payment on next lesson. No Certificate of Completion
will be issued till all payments have been made.
* 6 hours of Driving
Instruction is required by D.M.V. for all drivers under age 17-1/2.
Each lesson is 2 hours, a total of 3 lessons. Your DMV Test should
not be schedule until after you have completed your 3rd
Lesson and we have issued you your certificate of completion. Only
when you have your certificate in your hand should you schedule your
* At Top Notch Driving School, we not only recognize that parent
involvement is important, we make it a key component of our driving
school curriculum. Parents are encouraged to be available at the end
of each driving lesson, where instructor will share information to
help build their teen's confidence and driving responsibility, as
well as tips that will help parents coach their teens during practice
periods. The 6 hours with us does not guarantee passing the DMV
* We teach students of all skill levels the key concepts of driving a
motor vehicle. During the 6 hours all skills needed to pass the DMV
behind the wheel driving test will be taught. We teach students all
the skills they need in and around their neighborhood within a 5 - 10
mile radius. Parents are responsible to practice the skills we teach
students and to practice with them at the DMV they will be testing
at. The 6 hours with us does not guarantee a pass at the DMV. The
Key is PRACTICE! Practice what the instructor teaches you and get
confident behind the wheel. Again, PRACTICE is the key to the entire
*On the 3rd Lesson, instructor will take Student to the
D.M.V. in their City. For Example: If you live in Oxnard, we’ll
take you to the Oxnard D.M.V. If you live in Ventura we will take you
to the Ventura D.M.V. Camarillo Students your
instructor will advise you on the recommended location of your
closest D.M.V on your 2nd Lesson.
* Refunds will
be subject to a $100 processing fee. Initials ____________
Important: If the Student can meet us at the D.M.V. then this results
in the entire Lessons being at the D.M.V. and will be most beneficial
to the student. If a Parent/Student Chooses an alternate D.M.V. (must
be a location TNDS services) that is not in their city then there
will be a $35 surcharge.
A D.M.V. Simulated test will be done. This test will help the student
determine if they are ready or not or if they need more lessons.
Students normally do not need more lessons if they are practicing the
skills/techniques the TNDS instructors taught them. Per the
California D.M.V. requirements, Parents must practice 50 hours with
their child, 10 hours of which need to be at night.
* Signing this policy also confirms that you understand that should
you or your child lose their Certificate of Completion that there
will be a $50 processing fee to issue a new one.
* I agree to all
conditions stated and if I am under 18 years of age, to show this
form to my parents so that they are aware of these conditions as
Important note: We will do our best to arrange for you the closest time available for your behind-the-wheel lessons. However, 95% of our clientele are teenagers in school and the late afternoon and weekend lesson times go first and therefore, will have a longer wait period. If you can make arrangements to take a lesson during a weekday, early morning or early afternoon, before 3:00 p.m., you should be able to get an earlier appointment time. Otherwise, the wait could be as long as six weeks. Summer is the busiest time of the year for us; the wait could also be as long as eight weeks. Please call 6 to 8 weeks in advance to book lessons.
* If a parent is not available to sign, student will sign but agrees to show this policy to their parent.