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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Massachusetts

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Wondering how to get a Massachusetts drivers license? Take a look below, from beginner and commercial drivers to boaters and motorcyclists, discover how to obtain your license. covers the important steps for getting your license, outlining the process, fees, and forms. Also see our driver education and driving school resources.

List of Driving Schools in Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts DMV Practice Permit Tests offers Massachusetts specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the ma DMV and a number of practice test options.

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

By law, residents must obtain a Massachusetts drivers license if they plan to drive on public roadways. An MA DMV drivers license certifies that a driver understands road signs and traffic rules in order to safely operate a motor vehicle. Additionally, a state drivers license serves as an official identification document, accepted by all government agencies. Before a resident can obtain a new drivers license, he or she must pass a drivers ed course, and fulfill other requirements set by the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Motorcycle License

If you are at least 16 years old and have not had your right to a driving license taken away by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Massachusetts RMV allows you to obtain a Class M motorcycle license. However, if you under the age of 18, the state of Massachusetts requires you to complete an MA Rider Education Program in order to obtain the Massachusetts motorcycle endorsement.

Driver's Education in Massachusetts

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

Most new drivers in Massachusetts are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain a Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts New Driver’s License – Under 18

Drivers licenses are issued to legally allow Massachusetts residents to operate a motor vehicle in the state. In order to obtain a new drivers license, driving applicants must meet specific requirements outlined by the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Requirements to get an MA drivers license include passing written and behind-the-wheel exams, as well as providing proof of identity and in-state residency. You need to submit a drivers permit application if you are younger than 18 and have never previously held a license to drive in Massachusetts.

Beginner Drivers in Massachusetts

A guide for beginner drivers looking to get their MA drivers license and begin driving. DMV exam information, licensing levels and more