Q. How old must I be to get a learner's permit?
You must be 15 years, 9 months old. Click the following link for information on how to obtain a Learner's Permit.
& learn more about Learners Permit Requirements.
Q. What is the Graduated Licensing System?
Under the system, all novice drivers must undergo through the 3 licensing levels:
As a permit holder, beginning drivers must drive with his/her supervising driver. He/she then moves up and completes the licensing process until full license status is attained.
Q. May I miss the first day of class?
No. Students are required to start the course on the first day of class.
Q. May I miss classes?
Students are allowed to miss classes. However, under MVA guidelines, you must make up all missed classes within a reasonable amount of time. Do not miss more than 4 days of classroom instruction, equivalent to 12 hours, otherwise, you will start all over, and must retake all units
Q. How do I make up missed a class(es)?
Number of students may not exceed 30 per classroom/per session (presently enrolled or making up). On the first day of class, we will know the actual number of enrollees. Call on the second day (Day 2) of the next cycle. If a seat is available, you will be given a seat number. Note: Making up missed classes during summer months may not be easy due to the large number of enrollees.
Q. How soon can I do behind-the-wheel driving?
First, you must have a valid learner's permit. After finishing the 30 hours of classroom instruction, you or your parents (if student is a minor) may start calling our office (301) 984-6062
to set up your 6 hours behind-the-wheel. IMPORTANT: Write the name of your driving instructor, corresponding dates and time of your in-car lessons. You will drive 2 hours each day for 3 days, giving you 6 hours credit. 30 hours of preliminary driving with parent/mentor is strongly encouraged.