11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094

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Driver’s Education

Welcome to the Alta Driver Education Web page. 

With the onset of COVID-19 the DLD has made some dramatic changes that have affected getting a permit and a license. It is in your best interest to check their website for the most up to date information. The link to their site is https://dld.utah.gov/.         

Learners Permit

  • You can obtain a learner permit once you turn 15.
  • You will need an appointment with the DLD. There is an “Appointment Scheduler” button on the DLD website (see the link above).
  • You can take the written test at the DLD at the time of your appointment or you can take it at Alta in room 1601 at 7:05 on Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. You can take the permit test twice at Alta. If you don’t pass with us, you must take the test at the DLD.
    • What to take to the DLD:
      • Parent or Legal Guardian
      • Credit card to pay fee ($19.00)
      • Social Security Card
      • State issued Birth Certificate
      • A second Proof Identity – School ID
      • Two forms that prove residence – Property Tax Notice, City Bill, Power Bill, etc.

Driver’s License

Once you have completed the following you will be eligible to get a license.

  • Class Course – State approved.
  • Behind the Wheel Training – Typically called road and range drive.
  • 40 hours of driving with parents/legal guardians and instructors.
  • Have held your learners permit for 6 months
  • Paper certificates are no longer necessary, but ask your instructor if you would like one.
  • You must make an appointment with the DLD to go get a license (see the link above).
  • Traffic Safety and Trends Exam. See the above website.


Online Students Wanting to Drive with Alta

If you take an online course and you want to drive through Alta, you will need to pay the Dr. Ed. fee before you start your Behind the Wheel Training. If you are an in-district student, do this by calling our main office at 801 826 5600. They will be able to set up an online payment for you. If you’re outside of the district, you will need to pay at our main office. Once this is done, please take a picture of the receipt and send it to me (morgan.brown@canyonsdistrict.org) as well as the following information.

Full Name

Date of Birth

Learners Permit Number – 9 digits starting with the number 2

Phone number – We use REMIND to contact students

We will assign an instructor and send information for signing up with one of our instructors.

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