The Driver’s Education program consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of on‐the road instruction, 6 hours of observation of another driver, and a 2 hour driver safety course for a parent or guardian student driver.
Any student who has reached the age of 15 years, nine months (15.9) is eligible to begin taking classes. A learner’s permit may be obtained from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, but it is not required before beginning Driver’s Education classes –
it is, however, required before beginning on‐the‐road lessons. Driving lessons cannot take place without a learner’s permit. To obtain a learner’s permit, students must be at least 16 years old. Students get a MA Learner’s Permit by taking a written test at RMV (walk in basis, please check the list of necessary documents with the RMV by reading driver’s Manual Massachusetts RMV.
The Registry requires that all classroom and on‐the‐road instruction be completed within 2 years of the first class. If a student does not finish within that time, the tuition paid will not cover remaining Driver’s Education classes or on-the–road lessons, and will not be refunded. Therefore, it is recommended that a student not begin Driver’s Ed unless he or she expects to finis with in this time frame.