The Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) certifies that the student is currently enrolled in school and has demonstrated adequate academic progress toward graduation. The DMV requires the DEC when the student applies for his/her permit. The Driving Eligibility Certificate is only valid for 30 days from the date of issue. If your DEC has expired or has been lost, please contact the student’s High School office to obtain a new one. Home school students may receive a DEC by calling 919-733-4276 to request that one be mailed to you.