Drivers Ed in Rhode Island
Completion of a Rhode Island Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of Rhode Island, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
Driver education classes in Rhode Island are mandatory for all drivers younger than 18. In the short term, they may seem like a hassle that infringes upon your free time. But, the classes educate you on the rules of the road and benefit your safety.
All of the state's driver education classes are administered through the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). Classes are taught in most high schools throughout the state and at six campus locations.
Driver education classes are offered on an ongoing basis. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Many classes reach their maximum enrollment fast, so registering far in advance is strongly recommended. Classes cost $75 and take 33 hours to complete.
To enroll in a driver education course, you must be at least 15 years old and 10 months by the day of the first class. If you are younger, you will not be admitted―nor will your money be refunded.
You can easily enroll at any nearby high school through the usual class registration process. If you are unfamiliar with how this works, call the high school for instructions. If you opt to take the driver education class on one of CCRI's campuses, you must enroll by mail, fax, or in person.
You must fax a completed Driver Education Application Form along with a $75 credit card payment to (401) 825-1116.
You can enroll at any Lifelong Learning Office at any of CCRI's campus locations. You can pay the $75 class fee by money order, check, or credit card.
Send a completed Driver Education Application Form and a $75 payment by check, money order, or credit card to:
- CCRI Division for Lifelong Learning
- Attn: Driver Education Program
- 400 East Ave.
- Warwick, RI 02886
If you have questions about Rhode Island driver education courses, you can contact the Driver Education Program via email at email@example.com or by phone at (401) 825-2182.Local Drivers Education
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