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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Connecticut

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Sifting through information on how to receive your license can be difficult from time to time. We compiled all the essential info, in the most simple way possible, so you can get what you need easily and effectively. See the articles below for guided processes, links to the driving manual, driving schools, practice tests, and more. If you want to get your motorcycle or boater license we have info for you too!

List of Driving Schools in Connecticut

This page provides a list of on-site driving schools available in Connecticut as well as information about available online driving school alternatives.

Connecticut DMV Practice Permit Tests

DMV.com offers Connecticut specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the ct DMV and a number of practice test options.

How to Apply for a New Driver's License in Connecticut

Connecticut new drivers license applicants must meet standardized age and driver education requirements to lawfully operate a motor vehicle. To get drivers licenses in CT, driving applicants must appear in person at a state Department of Motor Vehicles office to present proper proof of identification and pass written and road exams.

Did you know? Taking a practice permit test makes you 5x more likely to pass the Connecticut written drivers test on the first try.

Driver's Education in Connecticut

Article discussing drivers ed in CT. When driver education courses are mandatory, benefits and costs, who offers classes, etc.

Most new drivers in Connecticut are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain a Connecticut driver’s license. In fact, for many applicants, the driver’s education certificate of completion is part of the actual driver's license application.

Applying for a Connecticut New Driver’s License – Under 18

Connecticut learners permits are required of each drivers license applicant, regardless of age. For beginner drivers younger than 18 years of age, getting learners permits requires taking a written test, completing the safe driving course and completing the minimum hours of driver training. Teen drivers must abide by certain restrictions in order to maintain their driving privileges. Driving license restrictions include the time of day a teen can drive and the type of passengers the teen can carry.

Beginner Drivers in Connecticut

A guide for new drivers looking to obtain their CT drivers license and begin driving. DMV exam info, licensing levels and more