DMV: Adult Learner's Permit - Training Requirements

Adult Learner's Permit
Training Requirements
SERVICE UPDATE:  DMV has transitioned to a new, online-only appointment system for road tests.  You can find the new online appointment system here.  
The adult learnerís permit must be held for at least 90 days prior to taking the on-the-road skills test and is required to practice driving on the road. Individuals exempt from this 90-day requirement are:
  • Active duty military - stationed out-of-state - must provide orders and military ID card.
  • Any teen permit holder that held a Learner Permit for more than 90 days that expired on their 18th birthday and now is applying for an adult Learner Permit.
  • Any customer that held a driver's license in the past.  This includes individuals who have held an out-of-state driver's license, US territory or out-of-country license.  Must provide expired license or abstract from previous state or country.  Foreign documents must be translated by an approved translator.
Required Classroom Training
Before taking the on-the-road skills test, you will be required to take an 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course.  If you had a Connecticut Driver's License and it has been expired for 2 years or more, you are not required to take the 8-hour Safe Driving Practice Course.
If you are required to take the 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course:
  • You can take it at any time, but you must take it before taking the on-the-road skills test.
  • It can be taken through a commercial or secondary driving school.
  • Proof of course completion (Form CS-1) must be presented at the time of the road test.

Content Last Modified on 11/20/2015 4:13:17 PM