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Please note: Anyone entering any DMV location will be required to wear a facial covering. This includes anyone taking a road skills test.

STAND DOWN 2021: CT DMV will provide in-person services for military veterans on Friday, Sept. 24 at Stand Down hosted by the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for details.

Adult Learner's Permit - Training Requirements

The adult learner’s 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 customer who has previously held a Connecticut Learner's Permit or Driver's License that can be verified in the DMV system.
  • 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) will be issued by a Connecticut licensed driving school and electronically sent to DMV after successful completion of the training course.