What is the difference between  the Full Program Course and the 8 Hour mandatory course?

The Full Course (30 hours of class and 8 hours behind the wheel) is the only course the state of CT will allow a teenager to take if you wish to get your license in 120 days (4 months) of when your permit is issued. The 8 hour course is cheaper and comes with no driving, but you would have to wait 180 days (6 months) before you can take your license test.


Is there a difference between Central Driving School and other schools/Berlin Highschool?

Yes huge difference! We are available anytime via phone call or text. Other schools, especially through the high school, hire outside companies who are too big to give you what you’re looking for. Respectful customer service! You will get lost in the numbers game and become just another customer, where here at Central Driving School, each student is treated like family.

We offer the exact same services as high school programs and other schools, but with more flexible classroom and driving times, and the best quality instruction. We have been around for 14 years, and our combined experience between instructors surpass 40 years. We also have the most on-site license appointments, making obtaining the license easy and convenient.

When can I start?

Most times you can start right away. Call us today to register, or fill out the registration form on the homepage and we will email you back with instructions!

How do I get a learner’s permit?
Learner’s permit tests are by appointment only and you must use DMV’s new online service to schedule your knowledge exam and make your payment. We encourage all parents to obtain permit as soon as they can, as wait times at DMV are long!

I just turned 18 years old. Do I have to get a learner’s permit?
Yes, learner’s permits are required for all new drivers.

How do I schedule an appointment for my driver’s test?
We can schedule your on-site appointment! The DMV has a mobile unit of examiners, who come to us to administer what’s called an on-site test! This is included at an extra charge, and included is use of our car, and all required paperwork! This means parents do not need to be present the day of the test, which also means you don’t have to miss work and sit at a DMV for hours!

Once I turn 16 years old, how long do I have to wait before taking my driver’s test?
120 days if you enroll in a driving school. 180 days if you are home trained.