Driver’s Education Information

Driver’s Education in Massachusetts

If you’re a teenager applying for your first driver’s license, you’ll need to complete a Driver’s Ed program to meet the requirements set by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).


MA Driver’s Education Eligibility Requirements

If you’re younger than 18 years old and are applying for your first MA driver’s license, you’ll need to complete a Driver’s Ed course.

To successfully satisfy your driver’s education requirement with the MA RMV:

  • You must complete your driver’s education course within 2 years.

  • You must be at least 16 years old with a valid learner’s permit before beginning the in-car instruction component.

For more information on obtaining your learner’s permit, please visit the RMV Drivers Permits in Massachusetts page.

Massachusetts driver’s education courses consist of classroom and behind-the-wheel training sessions.

Course Curriculum

We will cover the following topics:

  • The MA driver’s license and driving privilege.

  • Vehicle safety.

  • Traffic laws.

  • Defensive driving.

  • Safe driving techniques.

  • Good driving attitudes and behaviors.

The classroom sessions combined with the in-car instruction will help you develop the skills necessary to obtain your first Massachusetts driver’s license.

For more information about MA driver’s education, please refer to the RMV Driver Education Program guide.

Classroom & Behind-the-Wheel Hours

Your Massachusetts Driver’s Education course will be broken down into:

  • 30 hours of classroom lessons.

  • 18 hours of in-car instruction, which includes:

    • 12 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.

    • 6 hours of classmate observation.

NOTE: Your parent or legal guardian must also participate in 2 hours of your driver’s education program.

Upon completing the course, you’ll receive a Driver’s Education certificate of completion.

For more information contact us at 508-997-4310.