Driver’s Ed and Your Learner’s Permit
Drivers Education is a prerequisite to applying for a driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in many states – that goes for both teenagers and new adult drivers.
Please select your state below to learn specific details about the Driver’s Education requirements in your state.
Know More About Drivers Education In Your State
Driver education is often required by the DMV during the learner’s permit application process. This may include classroom training and behind-the-wheel instruction. These hands-on driving lessons will improve your driving skills, and ensure you operate a vehicle safely and courteously on the road.
Drivers education can help experienced drivers and parents learn new skills and get up to date on all the rules of the road. Topics of a driver’s ed course include:
- Safe and defensive driving skills
- Rules of the road and traffic laws
- Driving etiquette with motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians
- Defensive driving in extreme weather and emergencies
Driver’s Ed Requirements in Your State
To find out about the driver’s education requirements set by your state DMV office (e.g., DMV, DOR, DPS, MVD, Etc.), please select your state below.
Your state’s page will contain key Driver’s Ed details such as:
- Driver’s Ed age and eligibility requirements
- Required number of hours of driver’s education
- Classroom and/or behind-the-wheel portions of your state’s Driver’s Ed program
In addition, you’ll learn whether you can take driver’s ed at your high school, a licensed professional driving school, or via an online driver’s education provider.
Once you complete your Driver’s Ed course, you will be on your way to applying for your first driver’s license. You can also learn more about how to lower your car insurance rate online.
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