Obtaining a Teen Driver's License

You’ve Got Two Paths – Which is the Right One for You?​

We’re here to help whichever path works for you! As someone under 18, you can obtain a Connecticut driver’s license by either being a Home-Schooled student, or a professionally schooled. 

It’s a smart idea to contact your auto insurance carrier and ask them, “what would be my discount for my teen driver if they are ‘Professionally  Schooled’ verses ‘Home Schooled’” The answer to that question will tell you what your discount would be if your child took our Full Teen Course, compared to the 8-Hour class. Keep in mind, if your child goes to college they may stay on your insurance policy until they are in their early 20’s, so the discount you are quoted could really be 5-times more!

Comparing Your Two Training Options

Home Schooled

Professionally Schooled

  • Attends an 8-Hour Drug & Alcohol/Safe Driving Practices class (a parent must attend two of the 8-hours with the student)
  • A parent teaches the student all elements of CT Driver’s Manual
  • A parent provides at least 40-hours of on-road driver training
  • Obtain a Teen Learner’s Permit & hold it for at least 180 days before taking the driving test

To see all your class options (the 8-Hour Safe Driving Practices Class – CLICK HERE

  • Student takes 22-hours of classroom training
  • Attends an 8-Hour Drug & Alcohol/Safe Driving Practices class (a parent must attend two of the 8-hours with the student)
  • Student takes at least 8-hours of on-road training with a driving school
  • A parent provides at least 32-hours of on-road driver training
  • Obtain a Teen Learner’s Permit & hold it for at least 120 days before taking the driving test

To see our Full Teen Course Options – CLICK HERE

We’ve become a popular driving school option for not just the Stamford teens, but we also get quite a few students from Greenwich, Cos Cob, Darien, Norwalk, Old Greenwich and New Canaan because of our services, prices, and convenience!

Please feel free to explore all of the information we have on our website, and if you need additional information, or have questions please feel free to reach out to us. Of course we hope you find our school is your best option, but more importantly, we hope you make the right decision for your teenager!

If you would like to enroll online, simply click on a class below, and in addition to the class details, there will also be an enrollment button.

Teen Learner’s Permit

All new drivers must obtain a Connecticut Learner’s permit, and only the CT DMV issues them.

16 and 17-year-olds applying for a Learner’s Permit need to make an appointment for the test, that must be done online, use this link.

The cost for the test is $40.00.

When you go to the DMV, be sure to bring the proper forms of identification, without them you will not be able to test. Before going to the DMV, download the paperwork checklist, Real ID Checklist. Non-US citizens should also review this information

After providing the proper documentation, the teen permit applicant will take a vision test, and upon passing that they will take a 25-question knowledge test, and to pass they must answer 20 questions correctly.

The test is administered on a computer, but arraignments can be made through the CT DMV for test-takers who need to take the test in another manner, contact the CT DMV for details.

To prepare for the knowledge test the student needs to know the information in the CT Driver’s Manual, you can download the CT Driver Manual copy.

We offer a study guide that many students prefer because the information is presented in a 4-part multiple choice format (like the actual test), with the answers and why. To learn more about this study guide, click here.

After passing the Learner’s Permit test, you will need to pay a $19.00 Permit fee (which also includes the fee for your driving test). If you do not pass the Permit test, you must wait at least 7-days to test again, and pay the $40.00 fee again.

Once you have your CT Learner’s Permit, you can begin your on-road training.

A student with a permit:

•Should only drive in the state of Connecticut.

•Must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 20 years of age, and who has had a license for more than 4 years and has not had his or her license suspended.

•May drive with one or both parents, but must have no other passengers in the car.

Plus a permit holder must not drive on a multiple-lane, limited-access highway until 60 days after issuance of the permit or 30 days if accompanied by a certified driving school instructor.