Do I have to take drivers ed or driver training to get a Maryland driver license? Maryland

Driver Training and the MD Drivers License

Drivers ed is required for all first-time driver license applicants, regardless of age. After obtaining your Type 1 permit you'll be required to complete a drivers education class. This course must be MVA-approved for the completion certificate to be recognized.

In addition, you must also fulfill the following requirements to become eligible for a Maryland provisional license:

  • Hold the permit for a minimum of nine months.
  • Must complete 60 hours of supervised driving and document using the MVA Practice and Skills Log. If you’re younger than 18, the Log must be signed by a parent or guardian. If 18 or older, it must be signed by a licensed mentor.
After fulfilling these requirements you're eligible to take a license test.

NOTE: To obtain a permit, you must pass a vision screening and a written test. To prepare for the written test you'll need to study the state's drivers handbook and take at least one practice test. 

Driving Test Requirements

You must make a driving test appointment by calling (888) 212-4709. On the day of test be sure to arrive with:

  • Your MD permit.
  • A working vehicle with the registration card.
  • A licensed driver.
  • Proof of completing a driver education class.
  • The completed Practice and Skills Log.
If you pass, you'll receive a provisional drivers license valid for six, 12, or 18 months (contingent on driving experience).

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