Frequently Asked Questions

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How old do I have to be to start taking classes?

You have to be at least 15 years, 9 months and 1 day old. This is the RMV requirement.

Do I need my permit to start Driving Education Classes?

You do not need a permit to attend classroom instructions. However, you do need your permit for driving lessons. In order to schedule driving lessons, we need to have a copy of your permit.

What do I need to do to complete my driving education requirements?

-30 hours of classroom instructions (15 classroom modules)

-6 hours of observation

-12 hours of driving lessons

-2 hours of parental/guardian classroom instruction

-40 hours of driving with parents/guardians

Can I pre-register?

Yes, you can pre-register for classroom instructions online on our website. You do NOT need to pre-register for parents/guardian 2-hour class.

Can I just show up?

Yes. You can just show up, but there is no guarantee that there will be a spot available for class. The students who have pre-registered have priority. Note that you do NOT need to pre-register for parents/guardian 2-hour class.

What should I bring to classes?

Please, always bring your white appointment card with you. Do not lose it. The classes start promptly at the given time; please, do not be late. There is no food and drink allowed during driving lessons (with the exception of water).

For how many hours a day can I take classes?

RMV sets the following restrictions:

-You may not take more than 6 hours of driving education a day.

-You may not take more than 2 hours of driving and/or observation in a given day

-You need to have at least a 24-hour break between your driving lessons.

Due to these restrictions, if you are enrolled in the intensive course, you may not drive or observe during the week of your classroom instructions.

How do I schedule my driving lessons?

Once you have finished all of your classroom hours, you can call main school number 617 765 2515 to schedule on-the- road lessons.

Where is the pick-up and drop-off for the driving lessons?

The pick-up locations include most of the Newton, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Auburndale, Needham, Brookline, Wellesley. The location of the drop-off should be negotiated between you and your driving instructor.

How much is a private driving class?

A private driving class is $50 per one hour (60 minutes)

When can I schedule a road test?

Once the RMV has received your certificate and 6 months have passed since you got your permit, you may take the road test.

How can I schedule a road test?

We highly recommend that you take the road test with us. 95% of our students choose to take the road with us, and 95% pass the test their first time. There are many benefits of taking the test with us. We take care of all the logistical problems for you. We will register you for the test and provide the car that complies with the RMV requirements. You will be driving the same car that you used during your driving lessons, and you will be familiar with the area, since it is the same area where you have practiced with your driving instructor.

If you choose not to take the test with us, then, you will have to call the RMV and schedule your own appointment. You will also have to provide a car that complies with the RMV requirements, and you may have to drive in an unfamiliar area.

Whether or not you take the test with us, the RMV will charge you $85 for your license.

You must prepay your picture license fees to the MassDOT at least 48 hours before your Massachusetts driver's license test. To pay, please visit any MassDOT branch, call 857-368-8000 or use ONLINE LINK. Pay My Road Test and/or License Fees online transaction

Fees include: $35 for license application and $50 for 5-year picture license (page 19, MA drivers manual). You permanent license will be mailed to you by the RMV. If you fail the road test, do not appear for the road test, are rejected by the examiner, or cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice, you will still be charged the $35 fee.

Do I need to have driven with my parents before starting driving lessons?

Yes, we recommend that you have driven with your parents for at least 15-20 hours before starting to drive with your instructor. Please, record your driving hours with your parents on the Student Log Handout, which is available in our office.

How do I find out that I have received my Driving Education Certificate?

Once you have completed all the requirements, you should hand in your appointment card.  After 14 days, you can check whether RMV has received your information online.

This LINK will take you to the RMV page on which you can check whether they have posted your certificate. Note: we do not mail the certificates to your homes.

What should I do if RMV has failed to send me my license?

If you have not received your license within 14 days of passing the road test and you have paid $85 to the RMV, please call RMV at 857-368- 8000 and ask for a supervisor.

Where can I get a copy of the RMV Driver’s Manual?

-To view the manual online, click HERE

-To get a hard copy of the manual, you will have to pick it up at one of the RMV branches.

Can you send my certificate to my insurance agent?

Unfortunately, we do not mail certificates. You may print out a proof of receiving a certificate HERE
If you have received your license before the age of 18, you have had to complete driving education.