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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:
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:
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: