Driver’s Education FAQs
What is included in Driver's Education?
- 30 hours of Classroom Instruction (must be at least 15 years, 9 months of age)
- 12 hours Behind the Wheel Instruction
- 6 hours of In Car Observation time
- 2 hour Parent/Guardian Class, attended by at least one parent (certificate valid for 5 years)
How old must do I have to be to take Drivers Education?
15 years and 9 months on the first day of instruction.
Do I need a learner’s permit before I start Drivers Education?
No. However, you must have your permit in hand for all behind-the-wheel driving lessons and observations. Click here to learn more about getting your permit.
How do I register for driver education?
We have three convenient ways to register:
- Register online, or
- In person at CCHS, 500 Walden St in Concord. Our office is located by Dining Commons, or
- Call the Adult & Community Education office at 978-318-1432.
Do you offer financial aid?
We have limited scholarship available. Click here to fill out an application.
We will work with your family to set up a payment plan that meets your needs for the balance.
When can I start driving lessons?
Once you have your learner’s permit, have completed at least Module 1 of the classroom portion, and a parent/guardian has completed the parent class you can begin scheduling appointments.
How do I make driving appointments?
Where should I meet the drivers ed car?
All lessons start and end at CCHS. We will be waiting at the curb by the Dining Commons. Please be prompt and look for our cars – they are white with maroon lettering on the side and have yellow sign on top.
What if I miss a module from class?
What if I miss a driving appointment?
Driving Appointment No-Show/Cancellation Policy: If, for any reason, you are unable to make a driving appointment, you may contact another student to substitute. If you must cancel, cancellation must be before 1 PM the weekday before the driving or, in the case of weekend or Monday appointments, 1 PM Friday. Failure to cancel on time results in a fee of $52 ($62.50) per hour with both drivers charged.
What should I do if an issue occurs and I can’t cancel my appointment by the deadline?
If possible, find someone to take your place. That student can inform the teacher that s/he is taking your place. When in doubt, always call the office if it is a weekday – the office is not open on the weekend.
**When you cancel a lesson less than 24 hour before it was scheduled to start through Schedule2Drive, an alert is sent to all students about a last-minute opening. No matter how late it is, we highly recommend you try this – you might get lucky and have someone take your open spot!
How long do I have to complete Drivers Education?
You have two years from the date you first attend class according to the RMV’s policy. We encourage you to complete the coursework and driving requirements in one year.
When can I get my license?
You must have your permit for six months without any infractions, meet all the requirements for driver education, have a Driver Education Certificate processed by the RMV, and pass a road test.
How do I schedule a road test?
Can I use the Drivers Ed car for my road test?
If you want us to sponsor your test (Cambridge, Leominster, Lowell, Watertown, or Wilmington locations) with a school car, we can do so for a fee of $125*.
Road tests are scheduled weekdays between 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. During the school year, please schedule your test between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm if you would like us to sponsor you. We plan for two hours for each road test, including travel to the RMV, the test, and a return to CCHS. After you book your road test, contact Rebecca or Jill immediately so that we can reserve a car and schedule a teacher-sponsor for you. *
What fees are charged by the RMV?
- Permit test $30
- Driver education certificate $15 (included in your Driver Education tuition)
- Road test appointment $35
- Driver’s license $50