The Maryland certified Driver’s Education Course is a 36-hour program — including 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.
The classroom instruction is provided in 10 three-hour classes held Monday through Friday over a 2-week period (a total of 10 days). Courses that do NOT start on a Monday (due to holidays like New Year Day or MLK Jr. Day) will consist of a make-up class on a Saturday. Students are responsible for their transportation to/from class each day.
The 6 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training is provided in 3 two-hour sessions by appointment only (scheduled Monday through Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). The School offers a courtesy pick-up and drop-off service for the behind-the-wheel training sessions for students residing within 7 miles of A&T Driving School. All other students must come to A&T Driving School to be picked up and dropped off for their behind-the-wheel training sessions.
MVA regulation requires the driving coach (usually a parent if new driver is a minor) to provide the required hours (60 hours if under 25 years old OR 14 hours if 25 years old and over) of supervised driving time for the new driver to acquire the required skills to safely maneuver on the roadways and expressways. Driving schools are required to assess the student’s ability to carry out specific skills and maneuvers. The school supports the driving coach’s efforts by correcting and teaching any skills (e.g. the 2-point reverse turn) that the student may require additional training. Students are given 3 two-hour sessions of behind-the-wheel training after the students complete the classroom portion of the course as part of the 36-Hour Driver’s Education Course. Some students (driving coaches) elect to receive extra driving lessons from the driving school if additional skills log hours are needed and/or the student needs additional training to improve driving skills.
MVA Skills Test
Students, for an additional fee, can schedule the MVA skills (driving) test using our cars — Annapolis and Largo MVA locations only. It is sometimes more comfortable for the student taking the test to use the cars they have been trained in. Please call ahead for availability.
If you are an applicant for a Maryland driver’s license you must complete the 3-hour alcohol and drug education program (also referred to as the Safe & Sober Program) before you can receive the license if you:
- currently possess a driver’s license from another country.
- currently possess an Armed Forces License only.
Note that persons who currently possess a driver’s license from another state in the United States, a U.S. territory, Canada or the Yukon territory do not have to attend this program.
Driver Improvement is a one-day class for 4-6 hours. The 4-hour Driver Improvement course offered by A&T Driving School is a class that will satisfy the requirement for individuals who require the class due to a moving violation or notice.