Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to start classroom instruction?

You have to be 16 years old to start classroom instruction. You do not need to have a permit, just proof of being 16. (passport or birth certificate accepted, no school ID)

Can I take the permit test at your school?

No, you have to go to the DMV

When can I start driving hours?

You can start scheduling your driving hours when you have a permit and are registered for the program.

How can I set up driving hours?

Online through the student login tab or by calling the office at 203-972-7537 or coming into the office.

When can I take my driver’s test?

Once you have completed 30 hours classroom, 8 hours behind the wheel (and at least 32 hours of behind the wheel home instruction) and have had your permit for at least 120 days you are eligible to take your driver’s test.

How long does the driver’s test take?

When you take the driver’s test at our office the whole process can take anywhere from one to four hours.

Can I go to both class times in one day?

You can usually only attend 2 hours of class a day. You can attend up to 4 hours of class a day if school is not in session. This option is available on Saturdays and when schools are on vacation.

Do I have to attend class consecutively?

No, we keep a schedule of all your class hours so you come in on a “drop-in” basis. You can start at any time in the cycle of classes. We also have a calendar showing class schedule which you can access on the website. You cannot repeat classes.

Is the 8 Hour Drug and Alcohol course part of the full program?

Yes, but it is also offered as a separate course (see Packages).

Do I have to take the 2 hour Parent class?

Both student and parent must attend the class together. This class is reflected as Lesson 1 on our calendar. Sign up in advance is needed.