Instructor Training

Maryland MVA process for becoming a new driving instructor

Individuals seeking to become driving instructors in Maryland must:

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1.) Be hired by a driving school

2.) Receive basic instructional training by a driving school

3.) Pass an apprentice test at the MVA a 50 question basic teaching and curriculum knowledge test.

4.) Pass a short classroom teaching presentation observation by the MVA at your driving school and a 30 minute behind the wheel skills audit and behind the wheel teaching demonstration.

5.) Once the apprentice license is acquired the instructor candidate may teach under the supervision of an MVA licensed driving instructor with at least 2 years teaching experience as a MD licensed driving instructor.

6.) Once the teaching apprentice permit is acquired, the apprentice must attend an MVA approved Advanced Instructor Training course (Drive On Time Driving School is approved to offer Advanced Instructor Training)

7.) The apprentice has 6 months to reach a level of competence teaching in the classroom and behind the wheel and pass final approval of MVA for licensing after which the apprentice must either gain a full instructor license and certification or stop teaching. The apprentice teaching permit is not renewable.

8.) An MVA official will observe the apprentice instructor teaching in the classroom and behind the wheel and grade with standardized rubric. Upon successful completion the apprentice will receive a full instructors license.


New Advanced Instructor Training schedule of upcoming classes

Trainees must attend all classes and must acquire an apprentice permit prior to attending advanced instructor training

Cost of BTW Only course $400.00 Cost of Classroom Only Course $400.00

Course Cost for BTW and Classroom $695

Advanced Instructor Training Schedule

call 443-944-5288 for details or to ask questions (Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM)