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Online Driver Education Course

MVA has temporarily authorized the classroom portion of the Driver Education course to be taught online, using a virtual classroom format with a live instructor.  The course also includes 3 in-car driving lessons, which will be scheduled later after businesses and schools in Maryland re-open.

The online course is conducted using the popular Zoom video conferencing service.  Zoom is compatible with the majority of computers and mobile devices in use today.

To participate in the online classroom portion of the course, MVA requires you to use a device with a web camera or built-in camera so that the teacher can verify each student's presence and participation in class.

For example, you can use a computer with a camera attached, or you can use a laptop, tablet, or phone with a built-in camera.


Maryland Students Only

The DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE is the Maryland required course that all beginning drivers must complete. All new drivers who want to obtain a Driver's License in the State of Maryland need this course.

The DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE consists of two parts:

1. CLASSROOM - There are 30 hours of classroom instruction. Classroom topics include basic driving techniques, defensive driving, rules of the road, alcohol and driving, various driving environments. To pass the classroom part of the driver education course, the student must attend all 30 hours of class; participate in class activities and, score a minimum of 80 on each test/final exam.

2. BEHIND THE WHEEL - There are 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. In-car skills include basic maneuvers (including parallel parking), defensive driving techniques, and road driving in a variety of environments. To pass the behind the wheel part of Driver's Education the student needs to complete all six hours and pass the performance criteria for each lesson. Once the student has completed both the classroom and the behind the wheel parts, Easy Method Driving School will process and transmit all information to the MVA(Maryland students only)

Q: How old do I have to be to take driver education in Maryland?

15 years old.

Q: Do I need to have a learner's permit to take driver education in Maryland?

As of October 1, 2008, MVA Regulations allow students who do not yet possess a Learner's Permit to complete the 30 hours of in-class instruction, but require students to have a Maryland Learner's Permit to participate in the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

Q: How old should my student be to start the State Driver Education Program, and what is the best way to progress through the training?

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and EMDS recommend that students start Driver Education at age 15, progress through the 30 hours of in-class instruction to prepare for the MVA Learner's Permit Exam which a student can take at 15 years and 9 months; and then complete the behind-the-wheel portion of the training after the Learner's Permit is obtained. It is best to stretch the training over a period of time to give each student the opportunity to absorb both the in-class and behind-the-wheel material.

Q: What if I miss a class?

Students are permitted under MVA guidelines to miss 12 hours of class without having to re take the entire course. All missed classes must be made up in a reasonable length of time.

Q: How old do I have to be to get a learner's permit in Maryland?

You have to be 15 years and 9 months old. You do not have to have taken Driver Education to get a learner's permit. You must study the Maryland Driver Handbook and take a test at a full service MVA location.

Q: What is the Graduated Licensing Program?

The program requires novice drivers to gain more driving experience with a supervising driver and gradually move up through the licensing process until full license status is achieved. Under the graduated licensing system, non-commercial license applicants, who have never held a driver's license, must progress through three licensing levels:

Level 1 = Learner's permit (15 years and 9 months)
Level 2 = Provisional license (After Driver Education)
Level 3 = Full license

Washington D.C Students Only

No Classroom or behind the wheel is required. Only a D.C. Learners permit is required to start lessons. To obtain a learning permit please contact the Washington D.C. DMV at 202-727-5000. Then contact EMDS to start your behind the wheel lessons. 202-536-5152 OR Email us at EThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Virginia Students Only

Under 19 Must complete 36 hours classroom and behind the wheel. Currently EMDS is offering classroom and behind the Wheel this includes the driving test for the Virginia license. Call us at  540-446-5741.

Over 19 students must have a learners permit to start lessons. No set number of classroom or behind the wheel is required. EMDS recommends at least 9 hours for new students.

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Scheduling your MVA driving test with EASY METHOD DRIVING SCHOOL assures you that you will be accompanied to the testing site by a qualified instructor who will assist you at the MVA. Our instructor will review your paperwork and documents to make sure that everything is in order before going to the MVA. You will use a modern, well-maintained, automatic vehicle for your driving test. Our service also includes pick-up from home/work/school, transportation to the MVA that EMDS designates as the MVA serving your area, and return transportation to the place of pick-up.

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MENTORING LESSONS are specific lessons which are required as part of the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. driver license process. In Maryland new drivers must complete 60 hours of in car driving under the supervision of a licensed driver. All or part of these lessons may be taken with Easy Method Driving School. There are several reasons for taking all or part of these lessons with Easy Method Driving School:

1.Our professional instructors can guide you through skill development and start you on good practice techniques;

2.We can schedule your appointments at your convenience and help you meet your goal of obtaining your driver's license according to your time frame;

3.Insurance and liability -- the owner of the vehicle in which you take your mentoring lessons is financially responsible for any damage which you may cause to his/her vehicle, other people's vehicle and property and, any injury to other people. At EMDS you are fully covered by our insurance. EMDS can offer and insurance certificate to any student that completes at least six hours of behind the wheel with any of our instructors.

Virginia Students Only- The minimum age for obtaining a Virginia driver's license is sixteen years and three months. To obtain a Virginia learner's permit you must be at least fifteen years and six months. If you are under age 19, you must provide proof of successful completion of a state-approved driver education program and you must hold a learner's permit at least nine months before you can receive a driver's license.

If you are age 19 or older and you have never held a license issued by any state, U.S. territory or foreign country, you must provide proof of successful completion of a state-approved driver education program or you must have held a learner's permit at least 30 days before taking the road skills test. You may get your learner's permit when you reach 15 years and 6 months of age. It allows you to operate a motor vehicle when a licensed driver at least 21 years of age is seated beside you. The driver accompanying you may be 18 years of age if he or she is your legal guardian, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother or step-sister. The driver accompanying you must hold a valid driver's license, be alert and able to assist you and be legally permitted to drive.

When you apply for a learner's permit, you will also complete the application process for your driver's license and pay the fees for both the permit and license. You will be required to pass a vision screening and the two-part knowledge exam.Cellular Telephone/Wireless Telecommunications Device Restrictions

Virginia's cellular telephone law restricts a driver under age 18 who holds a learner's permit or driver's license from using any cellular telephone or any other wireless telecommunications device, regardless of whether such device is or is not hand-held. If you are under age 18, you can only use a cell phone or any other telecommunications device:

Are you trying to get your learner's permit for the first time in Washington DC? Did you move to a new state and want to pass the written driver's test to be able to get your new license? Our Driving Test Preparation course is just the right weapon for you. We can meet you and tutor you one on one.

Getting the learners permit is both fun and tough at the same time. Please read through the sections below to understand the rules, identification requirements and the overall process for getting your permit.

Who needs a license?
Every District of Columbia resident operating a motor vehicle on public streets and highways in District of Columbia needs an unexpired driver's license or Learner's permit.

If you moved to District of Columbia, you must obtain a DC driver's license within 30 days of moving. If you have a valid out-of-state license, you will need to pass the eye examination and knowledge test to be able to obtain a DC license.

How you get your license
To obtain a District of Columbia Instruction Permit, you need to be at least 16 years old. You must clear a vision test, knowledge test and pay the required fee to receive your Learner's Permit . You have to show that you understand the meaning of District of Columbia traffic signs. If you want to see how you understand the signs, take the free sample test here. To get your Drivers License, you need demonstrate satisfactory operation of a motor vehicle and clear any physical or mental examination the DMV may find necessary to gauge your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

International Drivers
An international license holder has to obtain a District of Columbia license after moving to the state for permanent residency or full time job. Vision test and medical screening, written test, and driving test are required to be able to obtain DC driver's license.

Teen Drivers
If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent form. If you are between the ages of 16 years and 20 years old, you will be placed in the Graduated Licensing Program also known as GRAD (Gradual Rearing of Adult Drivers).

Prepare for written exam
District of Columbia DMV requires all applicants to pass a knowledge test with questions on District of Columbia traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. Even if you have prior driving experience, you will find it difficult to pass this written exam without thoroughly studying DC traffic laws and road signs.

Statistic says 70% fail their driver's license test at least once. So, we strongly encourage you to prepare well for the test. To assist you in your preparation, we have compilation of driving test questions which mimic the real DMV test questions .

Don't be another statistic. Take our Learner's Permit Test Questions preparation course Driving Test Course today and take on the test with confidence! You don't have to come back empty handed from the DMV on the Driving test day.

Documents needed for establishing identity:
Establishing proper identity is very important part of getting your learners permit. Please have the following documents ready. For further information, please visit Washington DC DMV official website.

Birth Certificate issued by state or federal authority
US Passport/ Resident Alien Card / Valid Foreign Passport with a valid United States Immigration Document
Social Security Card
Proof of residence address, such as a bank statement, utility bill, or pay stub.
Payment for application fee.
Applicants transferring an Out of State driver license must present their Out of State driver license, Social Security card (or one of the other acceptable documents for social security number) AND one other form from the �Primary Listing�.

Driving practice:
After getting your permit, when you start learning driving, you must be accompanied by an experienced driver to supervise your driving. You must be accompanied by someone at least 21 years old with a valid license . Your supervising driver must be seated in the car on the passenger seat next to you.

For students in Washington D.C. ONLY- NO classroom is required or any set number of behind the wheel lessons. EMDS recommends at least 6 hours of behind the wheel driving for all age students obtaining their driver's license for the first time.

You may obtain a driver's license once you take and pass the eye test, the knowledge test, and the skills road test. You may not obtain a DC driver's license while maintaining a valid license from another jurisdiction. A driver's license is valid for up to five years for US citizens, and this period may vary for non-US citizens according to the US immigration expiration date.

# Requirements Proof of name and date of birth (must be at least 16 years of age)
# Proof of DC Residency
# No outstanding debts to the District of Columbia or unpaid fines for moving traffic violations in other jurisdictions
# Proof of parental approval (if applicant is 16 or 17 years old)
# All documents required for obtaining a DC driver's license

1. Complete the Driver's License Application*
2. Provide the required documents
3. Take and pass the eye test
4. Take and pass a knowledge test and skills road test
5. Take a photograph
6. Pay the appropriate fees
7. Schedule appointment with EMDS at 202-536-5152-Obtain your driver's license.

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The DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM is an Maryland Motor Vehicle Admistration required course for those drivers who have a total of 8+ points on their driving record and, for those drivers with a Provisional License who are convicted of a moving violation. The MVA will notify drivers who must take the course by mail. Drivers must check their MVA letter to locate the due date for completing this course.

Drivers, whose license has been suspended or revoked, must complete the course before their license will be re-instated.

Some drivers voluntarily take the course.

Students are requested to bring their MVA letter, court letter or reinstatement and a pen to the course.

This course can also be done online click home at the top and then driver improvement link under announcements to get started.
Our Kensington Location has testing by appointment only. Call to confirm 301-929-7900 Please bring all documents to take test.

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Easy Method Driving School is Maryland's oldest and largest driving school. We are a recognized leader in driver education. We are dedicated to teaching people how to drive. EMDS strives to create an atmosphere that addresses individual needs and encourages the development of a safe, confident driver. Easy Method Driving School is your one-stop shopping place for driver training.

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