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COLCHESTER ACADEMY OF DRIVING

03/01/2024 Updates

The site will provide helpful information for both teen and adult new drivers.  Above this section  are a number of tabs that provide more details on the licensing process in CT. 

For teens, check out the options available tab.  This will explain what the state requires and what you can choose for training.  There is also a tab detailing the restrictions on your license as a teen driver.

For adults, there are a requirements for you training as well.  You can access that information on the Training for Adults  tab located above as well.  

Classroom schedules and Costs can also be viewed on the subsequent tabs.  

Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you do have questions. 

THANKS FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE! AND, AS ALWAYS, DRIVE SAFE!

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TEACHING YOUR TEEN
HOW TO DRIVE

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ADULTS and LEARNING TO DRIVE

Sure, we love our kids but teaching your teen how to drive can really test the boundaries of our patience! Your teen wants to show you that they are ready for the responsibility and independence that driving can give.    Sometimes that can create a lot of tension! But the process does not need to be overwhelming!  We are here to help!

WHERE TO BEGIN?

In CT, teens MUST be 16 years of age to start any form of driver education, including classroom training.  The teen does not need the permit to start classroom.  The permit is needed to do any type of on the road driving and that does include parking lots! (I know, who would have thought!).  

The permit test is  a 25 question test, of which your teen will need to get 20 questions correct.  Your teen can use the New Driver Manual as a study guide.  You can access that manual  and sign up for the permit test at the following site:

https://portal.ct.gov/dmv?language=en_US

(you can cut and paste this into your browser)

You will need to bring a number of documents to the DMV to verify name, date of birth and residency.  Please be sure to have all of those before going to the DMV.   

Some teens use the classes to prepare for the permit test.  The choice of when to get the permit is up to you and your teen.  Please be aware that road testing is based on training AND permit date.  So if the license is needed by a certain date, you may want to start the process sooner rather than later.  

For training and CT requirements, please visit the Options for Teen Training tab at top of this page. 

If you have more questions, please contact us by email at bgannon@snet.net.   

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Adult new drivers, meaning those holding a permit at the age of 18 years or older, often feel that they should "know" how to drive as they are older than most students.  That is NOT TRUE! Everyone learning a new task is going to need to time to adjust and experience the process.  Learning to drive is a mental/thinking and physical/manual task.  So you are going to make mistakes or need time to practice.  And, making mistakes is part of that process!  It is always best to make mistakes in this part of the process so that they can be corrected now!

WHERE TO BEGIN?

The state of CT does require classroom training for ALL new drivers, regardless of age.  

Adults are required to take a permit test, much like the teen drivers.  Classroom training can begin at any point once you are 16.  Road training also cannot begin until the permit is obtained.  

The permit test is  a 25 question test, of which you will need to get 20 questions correct.  Your can use the New Driver Manual as a study guide.  You can access that manual and  sign up for the permit test at the following site:

https://portal.ct.gov/dmv?language=en_US

(you can cut and paste this into your browser)

You will need to bring a number of documents to the DMV to verify name, date of birth and residency.  Please be sure to have all of those before going to the DMV.   

For training and CT requirements, please visit the Training for Students 18+ tab at the top of this page. 

 

 

If you have more questions, please contact us by email at bgannon@snet.net.   

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ON THE ROAD LESSONS

DMV Changes to
Course Completion Certificates
Road Test Scheduling 

 

On the road lessons are completed in our driver education vehicle with only the instructor and student in the vehicle.  Pick up and drop off are generally door to the door.  The instructor will discuss the meeting location with you and/or your teen at the time the lesson is scheduled.

The Department of Motor Vehicles has implemented a few changes in the past few years that now impact how and when you can road test:

1. Documentation of Course Completion:

Driving schools now file certificates of course completion electronically with the DMV.  These certificates cannot be filed until the student completes all necessary requirements.  They are linked to the permit/driver license number and can obtained anytime at the DMV.

Effective Date:  July 2021.

2.  Road Test Scheduling:

Road Tests cannot be scheduled online until a driving school has filed a certificate of course completion with the DMV.  The certificate cannot filed until the student completes all necessary requirements.

Effective Date: November 2022 

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