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Driver Education

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.

Anyone under 18 must take an approved driver education program which includes:

  • Thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction with a certified driver education instructor
  • Ten (10) hours of practice driving with a certified driver education instructor
  • Six (6) hours of driving observation with a certified driver education instructor

In addition to the above, each student must log forty (40) additional hours of supervised driving time with a parent, guardian or other responsible adult. Ten (10) hours of the additional driving practice must be completed at night. The additional driving time must be certified by the driver and the parent or guardian, and may be logged by using the Certification of Additional Supervised Driving (Log Sheet) or the resources offered through The Parent's Supervised Driving Program.

Driver Education is offered at many public high schools in New Hampshire and at over 60 Commercial Driver Education Schools, which are licensed by the NH DMV.

Upon completion of the Driver Education Program and the forty (40) hours of additional driving time, the individual may apply for a New Hampshire driver license. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 21 will be issued a Youth Operator License which will expire on their 21st birthday.


If you have questions regarding Driver Education in New Hampshire, please contact:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Driver Education
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 227-4075