Drivers education in New Hampshire is required for teen drivers who want to gain driving privileges. The NH Division of Motor Vehicles allows beginner drivers to enroll in a drivers ed when they are at least 15-and-a-half years of age, but not older than 18 years of age. These courses cover topics such as New Hampshire traffic laws and road rules, safe driving and operating a motor vehicle in emergency and hazardous situations.

Benefits of Taking Drivers Education Courses

Drivers in New Hampshire who enroll in a drivers education course will receive the following benefits:

  • Get a NH driver’s license.
  • Get prepared for the written and road tests.
  • Become safer and more responsible driver.

New Hampshire Drivers Ed Curriculum

New Hampshire drivers education courses teach beginner drivers how to operate a motor vehicle in emergency and hazardous situations, how to share the road, how to implement NH traffic laws and road rules and how to become a safer driver. The drivers ed consists of three parts:

  • 30 hours in-classroom instruction.
  • 10 hours behind-the-wheel driving experience.
  • Six hours of driving observation.

Did you know? All three parts of NH drivers education must be completed under the supervision of a certified instructor. In addition to the drivers ed course, beginner drivers must also complete 40 additional hours of driving under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.

Enrolling in Drivers Education Courses

How to Enroll in Drivers Ed

New Hampshire drivers education courses are offered at state-approved public high schools, and at more than 60 commercial driver education schools licensed by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles. In order to begin the enrollment process, contact the driving school of your choosing to get all the necessary information.

Online New Hampshire Driver Ed vs. in Person

New Hampshire drivers education courses are available only in person at public high schools and at more than 60 commercial drivers ed schools licensed by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles. The program consists of 30 hours in-classroom instruction, 10 hours behind-the-wheel driving experience and six hours of driving observation.

Cost of Drivers Ed in New Hampshire

The cost of drivers education in New Hampshire varies, depending on the public high school or commercial drivers ed school you choose to attend. Contact the school directly for more detailed information.

New Hampshire Drivers Ed Requirements and Eligibility

New Hampshire drivers ed is available to all drivers, no matter their ages. However, it is a requirement for all teen drivers who are at least 15-and-a-half years of age, but not older than 18. Drivers between 16 to 21 years of age who complete a drivers ed will get a youth operator license, which expires on their 21st birthday.

Finding a New Hampshire-Approved Drivers Education Course

Drivers can find New Hampshire-approved drivers education courses online or by visiting the DMV office in person. You can also directly contact the driving school of your choice.

Last updated on Sunday, July 22 2018.

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