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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to take my Maine instruction permit exam?
The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles ("BMV") necessitates that you be at least 15 before applying for a Maine instruction permit.
Will online drivers education satisfy Maine BMV requirements?
In Maine, Driver Ed To Go is designed to a supplemental education tool only.  However, our online drivers education courses will prepare you for your learners permit exam and help you pass other Maine drivers ed requirements with flying colors.
What paperwork do I need to give the Maine BMV?
The Maine BMV will require you to fill out an application for your learners permit and, if you are under 18, you will also need your parent's or a legal guardian's signature.  You should also bring with you proof of identification, citizenship or legal residence and your social security number.
What if I don’t pass the test? How many times can I take the test?

The written portion of your Maine instruction permit exam will consist of 25 questions.  if you don't get 21 correct, you will need to come back the next business day to retake the exam.  However, you can take the exam until you pass.

How many questions are on the final exam at the end of the Driver Ed To Go Maine online drivers ed course?

Driver Ed To Go requires you to pass a 35 question exam with a score of 80% or more in order to complete the online driver ed course.  You can retake the exam as many times as you need with no added cost.

How long until I receive my Maine Driver Ed To Go certificate of completion?

Once you complete the Maine online driver education course, we will ship you a certificate of completion. Delivery time depends upon the method of shipping you select when you sign up with Driver Ed To Go:  USPS ground delivery or FedEx Overnight, 2nd day or 3rd day.  If you find you need your certificate faster (or not as fast as you thought), just log onto your Driver Ed To Go account and change your shipping options prior to requesting delivery of your certificate.

When can I start driving with my Maine instruction permit?

The Maine BMV encourages young drivers to begin practicing early.  As soon as you obtain your Maine instruction permit, you can begin driving under the supervision of a licensed Maine driver in the passenger seat.  Your supervising driver must be 20 years or older and have 2 years of driving experience.

How long do I need to have my instruction permit before I can get my Maine drivers license?

If you're under 21, you can't apply to take your drivers license exam with the Maine BMV until you've held a permit for at least six months and finished 35 supervised hours of driving.

 

Am I required to do behind the wheel training before I can get my drivers license?

In Maine, you will not need to participate in a professional driving school to obtain your drivers license.  However, you must practice driving for 35 hours with a parent or legal guardian who is also a licensed Maine driver.  Whoever rides with you must also certify your driving using a Maine BMV driving log form, which you can find on the Maine BMV website.  You must present this completed and signed driving log when you apply for your Maine drivers license road test.

 

Can my friends ride with me after I get my Maine instruction permit?

If you are a Maine driver with a learners permit and you are under 18, you cannot drive with any passengers who are not family members, unless your passenger seat is occupied by a licensed driver of at least 20 years of age with 2 years driving experience.

Can my friends ride with me after I get my Maine drivers license?

Even with your Maine drivers license, you still must be accompanied by a 20 year old licensed driver with two years of experience in order to carry unrelated passengers, for six months.  After this 180-day provisional period, you can begin driving with your friends or other unrelated passengers without direct supervisions.  Also, until you turn 18, you may not drive at all between the hours of midnight and 5am.

How expensive is the Driver Ed To Go Maine online drivers ed course?
Maine online drivers ed courses vary in price each year.  In order to find out our most current prices, please review our "Course Options page."
Are refunds available for Driver Ed To Go courses?
Driver Ed To Go is proud of its product and confident that you will be satisfied when you choose us for your Maine online driver education needs.  We are so confident, in fact, that we will offer you a 100% refund, guaranteed, if for any reason you are dissatisfied.  Simple tell us you would like a refund before we ship your certificate of completion.  It's that easy.
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