Frequently Asked Questions
1. Register for a Driver Education Program
2. Take 30 Hour Classroom at 15 years, 9 months old
3. Pass Final Exam on last day of classroom session
4. Parent/Guardian must participate in 2-hour Parent Class
5. Obtain Learner's Permit through RMV at 16 years old. Hold permit for 6 months.
6. Schedule 12 Behind-the-Wheel hours over a period of 6 months.
7. Drive 40+ Supervised Hours with a person over 21 years old and licensed for at least one year
8. Record 6 Parent-Conducted Observation Hours on your Student Portal
9. Pay $30 Certificate of Completion fee
10. Take a Road Test!
A Junior Operator (person under 18) must hold a Learner's Permit for six months without infractions, meet all requirements of Driver Education, have a Driver Education Certificate of Completion processed by the RMV, and pass a Road Test to obtain a driver's license.
A person over 18 years old must hold a Learner's Permit and pass a Road Test to obtain a license.
Go to our Teen Program or Locations page. From there, choose the location where you want to take your Classroom Session. Choose the package you want to enroll into and follow the registration prompts.
CS Driving School's main offices are located at 2 Winter Street, Waltham and 117 West Central Street, Natick. Those locations are currently running as the "Virtual" location and has its own pricing.
CS Driving School also has contracts with various high schools in the area. Each high school contract denotes its own pricing.
Your package is valid for two years from your start date (first classroom or behind-the-wheel session). After two years, you will not be able to use any of the remaining driving lessons.
If you must miss a class due to a conflict, you cannot attend the last day of class and take the final exam. You will need to schedule a makeup class first, then schedule to take the final.
The parent class must be completed before you can schedule behind-the-wheel lessons.
You obtain a LP through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. You cannot get a permit through CS Driving School. The guide below will step you through the process to get a passenger (Class D) learner's permit and driver's license, which allows you to legally operate a passenger vehicle, van or small truck.
We sell the manual for $5.00 at our Waltham office. It is also available in pdf format, free of charge, through the RMV website.
All students will get a one-hour LIVE demonstration of how to schedule hours during their classroom session. To begin, go to your Student Portal, add your permit information into your Profile, and click on "Schedule My Drive."
A Junior Operator must hold their permit for 6 months. We restrict lessons so they can be completed over that period. This gives everyone a fair chance to find availability and to encourage practice in-between driving lessons.
Our service areas include Arlington, Framingham, Lexington, Natick, Newton, Waltham, Wayland, Weston. We can pick you up and drop you off at any location if it is in one of these areas.
The only exception to this is for students who enroll through the Newton Community Education program. NCE Only Scheduling requires pick up and drop off at the high school only. No exceptions.
Yes. Your pickup location must be changed at least 24 hours in advance of your lesson time. We can only change your pickup location to another location in the same city/town as the original pick up spot.
Behind-the-wheel lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance through your Student Portal. If you do not cancel your lesson 24 hours in advance, there will be a $60 late cancelation fee.
Yes. We send 24- and 48-hour reminder emails.
This answer varies based on individual situations and circumstances.
Our 25+ instructors submit their monthly schedules on or before the 20th of each month. The office staff then creates a permanent schedule. Adding these additional weeks of lessons at a time also allows beginning students to schedule their first lessons in a timely manner following their classroom participation. We recommend you check daily to secure your first lesson. We appreciate your patience.
Yes. There is a date posted on the homepage of your Student Portal.
This Executive Covid-19 Order allows for 6 Observation Hours to be completed with a parent, guardian, or other adult over 21 with a valid license for over a year, minimizing the need to spend additional time in a vehicle with individuals from different households which is discouraged under the Massachusetts' Reopening Advisory Board's guidance for driving schools.
Students must record these 6 hours through the Student Portal
Completion fees must be paid to initiate your completion process. You can find instructions to pay these fees on your Student Portal by clicking 'Enroll' or 'Marketplace.'
If you are under 18, you must successfully complete all portions of your driver education program before you can receive a Driver Education Certificate of Completion. This electronic certificate is required to be on file for a student who is under 18 to schedule a road test, and for any student to receive an auto insurance discount. You must complete all requirements of your driver education program before we request your certificate. The fee is $30.
You had the option to pay these fees at the time of enrollment. You can verify payment on your Student Portal > My Account > Enrollment/Billing
Yes. We offer group road tests scheduled at the Watertown Registry of Motor Vehicles approximately one month after you finish your requirements. Vehicle and Sponsor are provided. Weekend Road Tests are requested but not guaranteed. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Road Test. All Road Test dates are tentative until approved by the RMV.
$150 for students who purchase a package with 12 or more lessons. $175 for students who purchase between 1-11 lessons.
Learner's Permit Test: $30.00
Road Test Appointment: $35.00
Driver's License: $50.00
Driver Education Certificate of Completion: $30.00 (payable to CS Driving School)
If you paid your $50 license and $35 road test fees to the Registry, you will receive your hard copy license in the mail in 7-10 business days.
Follow the link below to be directed to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to learn about Restrictions, Requirements, and Additional Resources. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/junior-operator-license-jol-requirements.
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program for Massachusetts is designed to improve teen driver safety by providing parents and guardians with a methodical approach to teaching the requisite driving skills. Parents or guardians are responsible for making certain that their teen has completed no less than 40 hours of supervised driving.