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Massachusetts Learner's Permit
Test Preparation for Teen Drivers

If you are 15 years and 9 months old, you can begin taking Driver's Ed and get your Learner's Permit. A Learner’s Permit is a special permit granted by the State of Massachusetts RMV that allows you to practice driving before you get your driver’s license. All teen drivers must hold a Learner’s Permit for 6 months before taking their license test, in addition to completing Driver's Ed requirements. It is not required to have your permit before you begin classroom training– in fact, we recommend you attend at least two Driver’s Ed classes before your Permit Test. We also recommend getting your Permit as soon as possible in order to reduce the waiting time for your License Test. Take the easiest road to your license with The Next Street.

Learner's Permit Basics for Teens

To receive your Learner's Permit, you must be at least 16 years old, take a vision test, written exam, and provide all required documents. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have the written consent of a parent, legal guardian, or other qualified individual, given by signing the Driver's License, Learner's Permit, or ID Card application. 


Learner's Permit Vision Test

It is a requirement to have a vision test in order to receive your permit. If you wear glasses or contacts, be sure to bring them with you. If you’re having trouble with your vision, get a checkup with your eye doctor prior to going to the RMV. You don't want the RMV Vision Test to be when you realize you need glasses. If you fail your Vision Test, you will not be able to take the Knowledge Test and you will need to schedule another test date.

Learner's Permit Knowledge TestFlexible Payment Plans

After you pass your vision test, the second part of the Permit Test is a knowledge test. The Knowledge Test is a 25 question, multiple choice exam taken online. The questions are a random selection from a pool of safe driving questions… and they aren’t easy. You have 25 minutes and you must get at least 18 correct answers in order to pass. Don’t go in cold; make sure you study! If you use The Next Street Permit Prep eBook, you should have no problem passing your test.


What to Bring to Your Learner's Permit Test

It’s test day. You’re excited. Nervous. Ready to nail the test. The RMV inspector finally calls your name: “Do you have your Birth Certificate?” Nooooooooooooo! Don’t let this happen to you. The RMV requires that you bring and present certain paperwork on the day of your test. Download and print a handy Permit Test Checklist, and make sure you show up with everything you need on test day.



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