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Driver's Education in Connecticut


Connecticut requires teens to complete driver training in between earning a learner's permit and a driver's license. However, the length of training hours depends upon the method in which you choose to take your training course.


Types of Driver's Ed Courses in Connecticut


You can take driver training/driver's education through a commercial school, your secondary or high school's Driver's Ed program, or at home with your parent/guardian―or you can do a combination of all three methods. The length requirements are:

  • Commercial driving school: 30 hours of classroom training, plus 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.
  • Secondary/high school driver education: 30 hours of classroom training, plus 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.
  • Home training: 22 hours of classroom-like training, plus the Safe Driving Practices course which is 8 hours (including the 2 hour parent/guardian training) and 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.

NOTE: Your parent or legal guardian is also required to complete 2 hours of parent training with you as part of your Connecticut Driver's Ed requirements. These hours are included in the classroom instruction component of your course.


Home Driving Training


If you choose to complete your driver training at home, your trainer must meet the following stipulations:

  • Be at least 20 years old.
  • Be your parent/guardian, grandparent, or spouse.
  • If no parent/legal guardian is present, be a qualified family member related to you by blood (brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or step-parent).
  • Have held a driver's license for at least 4 years without any suspensions.
  • Pass the written Connecticut permit test.
  • Pay the $15 learner's permit fee (valid for 2 years).
  • Contact the CT DMV for information on how to complete home training and what classroom materials you'll need to use.


    How to Get a Connecticut Learner's Permit


    To earn a learner's permit in Connecticut, you must be at least 16 years old. You will need to pass a DMV written test, so it's highly recommended that you prepare in advance by taking this course before going to the DMV.

    When you're ready, make an appointment at your local DMV Hub Office. You can do so online with the DMV's Quick Service Center, or you can utilize a walk-in option at any DMV Hub Office. When it's time to take your test at the Connecticut DMV:


    • Submit proof of your:
      • Identity (2 documents; at least 1 document must be considered a "primary" source).
      • Social Security number. (2 documents from 2 sources different from each other).
      • CT residency (2 documents from 2 sources different from each other).
    • If your parent, guardian or spouse over 18 years old, is not present at the DMV, submit a notarized Certificate of Parental Consent (Form 2D).
    • Submit an Application for Non-Commercial Learner's Permit and/or Driver's License (Form R-229).
    • Pass a vision exam.
    • Pass the DMV written test.