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Driver Licensing > Education and Training > Frequently Asked Questions

At what age may I learn to drive?

When is Driver Education required?

What is included in a Driver Education Course?

Upon completion of the Driver Education Program and forty (40) hours of additional driving time (ten (10) of which must be completed at night), what documents are necessary to obtain a driver license?

Where can a student find a Driver Education Program?

What is the residency requirement to obtain a driver license?

After obtaining a driver license, are there any restrictions?

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding Driver Education?


back to topAt what age may I learn to drive?

New Hampshire does not issue learner's permits, but for the purpose of learning to drive a car, a person who has never previously held a driver license may practice driving on New Hampshire roadways under certain conditions.

back to topWhen is Driver Education required?

Driver Education is helpful at any age, but it is required for individuals under the age of 18 who wish to apply for a New Hampshire driver license. To meet this requirement, anyone under 18 must take an approved driver education program.

back to topWhat is included in a Driver Education Course?

There will be classroom instruction, driving with a certified driver education instructor, observation by a certified instructor, and additional supervised driving time. For the specifics of the course, please visit our Driver Education page.

back to topUpon completion of the Driver Education Program and 40 hours of additional driving time (10 of which must be completed at night), what documents are necessary to obtain a driver license?

The driver education school will provide a Driver Education Completion Certificate, along with a list of documents that you will need to bring to the DMV to apply for a driver license.

back to topWhere can a student find a Driver Education Program?

All public high schools offer driver education and there are many commercial schools that are licensed by the NH DMV.

What is the residency requirement to obtain a driver license?

RSA 21:6.

back to topAfter obtaining a driver license, are there any restrictions?

Yes, there are certain restrictions and other important information for all Youth Operators.

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding Driver Education?

DOS DMV
Driver Education
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 227-4075

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