Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21

Driver’s Education FAQ

What does my student need to do before enrolling in driver’s ed?

Before your student enrolls in driver’s ed, they should make sure they are enrolled in or have previously taken either a classroom or online theory course. CLIU #21 offers an online theory course that students can enroll in for $118.

What is the theory course?

The theory course is either a classroom based driver’s preparedness course or an online variation of a driver’s preparedness course.

I registered online for driver’s ed, but don’t know how to schedule driving appointments.

In the Student Driver's Education website while logged in, click “manage student,” and then click where it prompts to “add a session.”

How much does driver’s education cost and how do I pay?

Driver’s education costs $290. You can pay for driver’s education online via the Student driver’s Education website, or mail a check to 4210 Independence  Dr. Schnecksville PA 18078 with attention to Sandra Bowen. The check is to be made out to Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21.

Where can I find more information about driver’s education?

Please visit our website,, and click on “student driver’s education” under Quick Links on the right hand side. Or, you can visit

What if I have to cancel an appointment?

To cancel an appointment, go into your account and click “cancel” on the date you want to cancel. There is a $15 fee associated with appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance, or no-shows.

When does driver’s ed instruction run?
Driver Education runs year round. Summer hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm and  weekends 8 am - 4 pm. School year hours run Monday - Friday 3 pm - 7 pm and weekends 8 am - 4 pm.

Do I have to take the theory course?

If you want to take your driver's test through CLIU 21, the theory course is mandatory. It can be taken either in concurrence with or before you begin behind the wheel driver’s education. If you want to test with PennDot, you do not need a theory course.

I never got an activation email from the driver's ed portal. What do I do now? How long does it take to get the email?

The email should arrive within 30 minutes. For some email clients, the driver’s ed activation email will be sent to the “spam” or “junk” folder. Please check these places first. If you still cannot find the activation email, contact Sandra Bowen at 610-769-4111 ext. 1201 to request another email.