- HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO TAKE DRIVERS EDUCATION?
In Maryland, you can be 15 years of age to take Drivers Education. However, you must obtain your Learner’s Permit before you take the Behind-the-Wheel portion of the Drivers Education Program.
- WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A LEARNER'S PERMIT?
The required age for a Learner's Permit is 15 years and 9 months old, with co-signature of a parent or guardian required for all applicants under age 18. New drivers must pass vision and knowledge tests at the MVA. The knowledge test is a 20-question exam taken on a computer. Obtaining a Learner's Permit costs $50.
- WHO CAN SUPERVISE A DRIVER WITH A LEARNER'S PERMIT?
If you hold a Learner's Permit, your supervising driver must be at least 21 years old and must have held a full license for at least threeyears. The supervising driver must be seated next to the driver, and must be able to legally operate the vehicle while supervising.
- WHERE CAN I FIND THE ROOKIE LOG BOOK?
You can download a copy in .pdf format from the MVA by following this link.
- WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A PROVISIONAL LICENSE?
The required age for a Provisional License is 16 years and 6 months old, with co-signature of a parent or guardian required for all applicants under age 18. Other requirements include: successful completion of the full Driver's Education program, a minimum of 60 hours supervised driving practice outside of class, and a valid Learner's Permit held for at least nine months. New drivers who meet these requirements are eligible to test for the Provisional License. This is a driving test, scheduled by appointment only. For more information, please visit our MVA Resources page. (Requirements are different for individual over 25)
- HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP STUDENT RECORDS ON FILE?
We keep all student records for three years.
- SHOULD I TAKE THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAM OR THE FULL DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM?
If you have a Learner's Permit, or have never held a driver's license, you should take the full Driver's Education program. This includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving practice. This class is required in order to obtain a Provisional License.
The 3-hour Drug and Alcohol program is for individuals who have an international license or a license from another country. After completing this course, you must pass both a written test and a driving test at the Maryland state MVA.