Drivers Ed in Vermont
If you're younger than 18 years old in Vermont, you will be required to enroll in a driver education class in order to get your driver's license. There are no exceptions to this rule.
To get a jump-start on the class, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a Vermont Driver's Manual. Not only will it explain the licensing process in detail, but it will also educate you on the rules of the road.
All Vermont driving schools and driving instructors are licensed by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). So don't try to save time and take a driving course over the Internet. Even if you earn a certificate that way, it will not be recognized by the state.
Having said that, some Internet study courses can be excellent supplementary tools to help parents learn how to teach their young drivers (and for teens to get an extra boost of practice) during the time a learner's permit is held.
Driver Education Requirements
Driving courses are administered by private companies who are licensed by the state. According to Vermont law, the driving course must consist of at least 30 hours of classroom time, 6 hours of actual driving, and 6 hours of riding as a passenger and observing.
Upon passing the course, you will receive an official Driver Education Certificate. This will serve as your validated proof of completion when you apply for your license.
You are free to enroll in any of the state-approved driver training schools. Many, conveniently, also provide state-endorsed driver license testing.Local Drivers Education
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