A Guide from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Successful completion of a Maryland MVA licensed and approved driver education course is one of the requirements for obtaining a Maryland driver's license. These courses are offered through several providers that are licensed by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).
No on-line, distance learning or home study courses are licensed, certified or approved by the MVA to provide the Maryland driver education program.
New drivers must complete a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) approved Driver's Education Course consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) hours classroom instruction and six (6) hours behind the wheel instruction training. The Maryland driving school will electronically submit verification of completion to the MVA. New drivers must also present the completed skills practice log and completed certification page along with your unexpired Maryland learner's instructional permit.
Out-of-State Driver's Education certification(s) are typically not accepted by the MD MVA. Currently, the MVA has only approved certain specific certificates issued by the Delaware Board of Education, that physically state that the certificate has been Approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. No other out-of-state certificates are currently accepted.
Choosing a driver education school is an important decision. This information will help you evaluate and select the best driver education school for your needs.