Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our FREE 9-hour Teen Driver Challenge. This is a hands-on course designed to give teens the experience they need to drive safely under the supervision and training of Sarasota County Sheriff's Office staff.

This course is offered to students with a valid learner’s permit (6 months' experience required) or valid operator’s license. Licensed student drivers will need to bring their automobile to the driving range for class. For parents of students with only a learner’s permit, a vehicle will be provided for them. Parents will not be allowed to stay during training.

Upon completion of the course, drivers will receive a certificate to present to their auto insurance company for potential policy discounts.

The next Teen Driver Challenges will be held:

Saturday, March 11, Saturday, April 15, and Saturday, May 20, 2017 (licensed drivers only)

Location: North Port Driving Range, 6664 West Price Boulevard, North Port (next to North Port High School).

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The day starts promptly at 8 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m.  Bring your own lunch. No one will be allowed to exit or enter the premises during this training.

For more information and to reserve a spot, please contact Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services at 941.927.4190.

To register, please download and fill out the forms (below). Forms must be notarized and submitted in advance to the Youth Services office. You will be contacted to confirm your registration.

Please download (where applicable) complete and submit the following documents:

  1. Parental Permission Form and Release of All Claims (Notarized)
  2. Vehicle Owners Statement of Permission and Release of All Claims (Notarized)
  3. Copy of the vehicle registration form
  4. Copy of a valid insurance card for the vehicle you will be operating
  5. Copy of driver's license

Mail to:

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
Youth Services Section
1950 Landings Blvd. Suite #102
Sarasota, Florida 34231
ATTN: Teen Driver Challenge

Or Fax (and bring originals to class):