Widmyer Driving School 1-888-980-8880 (Toll Free)
 

DRIVER EDUCATION

                                    

For 40 years Widmyer has offered the most efficient, enjoyable, and the most reasonably priced State of Maryland MVA certified programs.

 

This 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of driving is required for all new drivers in Maryland. FAQ are listed below.  Yes !! We still teach parallel parking !!

 

Click Here to Apply Online

                    

                                  Click to view the schedule and prices or enroll.

                       (no payment is required to view the schedule or enroll online)

BASIC INFORMATION

A Learners Permit is required for the driving part of Driver Education but it's not required to begin the classroom. NOTE: All the driving is usually not completed during the 2 weeks of class but is completeted in a timely manner.

  • Bring pen and paper. A workbook is provided.
  • Cost and class information is listed on the class schedule.
  • A minimum number of paid enrollments is required for a class to be held. If a course is not held, all payments will be fully refunded. This rarely happens.
  • Student must be 15 to begin the classroom. 100% attendance is required. $15 fee applies to make-up a missed class.

         

PAYMENT

1."Advance pay classes" usually fill and require an advance payment to confirm your place in class. If an advance payment is required, it is noted under the class date that you selected. (if an advance payment is not required, it's still welcome and highly recommended )

2. "Non advance payment classes", cash or check payments are accepted the first day ($20 fee applies if not paid in full by the first day). Instructors do not accept credit cards, please call the school to pay by credit card.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  *Online-You may pay online immediately after you register. Any later credit card payment must be done by phone. Instructors do not accept credit card payments.

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  *Call 301-791-7676 to pay by credit or debit card card

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  * By mail-please include student information and class date:

   WIDMYER DRIVING SCHOOL-MAIN OFFICE

   162 W. WASHINGTON ST.

   HAGERSTOWN, MD. 21740    

NOTE: Class withdraws: Prior to the first day, a $25 fee applies.

After the first day, $50 fee and the student receives a pro-rated refund.

DRIVER ED LOCATIONS

Allegany, Calvert, Frederick, Garrett, Washington, and Wicomico Counties. For directions, click the highlighted county or select "Locations/Directions" from the menu on the left. (In addition to the above counties, Driver Improvement  is also offered in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Harford, Montgomery, and St. Mary's Counties)

 

Driver Education (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a Maryland drivers license?

  1. Pass the MVA written law test and vision test to obtain a Learners Permit.
  2. Complete a Driver Education course from Widmyer Driving School. (Driver Education is not required to obtain a Learners Permit).
  3. Keep the Learners Permit for at least 9 months and log at least 60 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time with a mentor. (Age 25 or over-only keep the permit 45 days)
  4. Pass the MVA on-road driving exam (appointment required) to obtain a Provisional License  We can take you to the MVA for this driving test.
  5. Hold the Provisional License for 18 months violation free, then convert to a full license.

How much does it cost to obtain a Learners Permit?

$50 and is obtained at the MVA.

When can I get a Learners Permit and do I need a Learners Permit to complete Driver Education?

You must be at least 15 years/ 9 months of age to obtain a Learners Permit.

Yes, the permit is required for the driving part of Driver Ed (not the classroom portion).

Do I have to pay in advance for Drivr Ed?

Not all classes require an advance payment to register. To view class dates or to register, select the "Click Here to Register Online" button above. The online registration states if an advance payment is required.

I am over 18 years old. Do I still need to take Driver Education?

Yes, all new drivers in Maryland (unless they have an international license), must complete Driver Education. You must be at least 15 to begin the classroom part of Driver Ed.

What does the Driver Education course include?

Our MVA approved program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a certified instructor who have annual criminal check.

How are the behind-the-wheel sessions scheduled?

The 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training are usually broken down into 3 appointments of 2 hours. Often the scheduling is done when the instructors see the student in the classroom. We try to accommodate student's and efficiently complete all students. Note that the driving is not completed during the 2 week class period.

Do you pick up students for Driver Education?

Our staff does not pick up for the classroom portion of the Driver Education course. We MAY be able to pick up a student for their behind-the-wheel appointments if they are within 10 minutes from our school. However, there are no guarantees. The ultimate decision lies with the instructor and his need to be on time to meet his next student.

Are there any discounts available?

If so, they are usually on our "Facebook" page. Please note that our prices are already more affordable than most schools.

What happens if I miss a class?

The MVA requires 100% attendance. You cannot miss the first day for any reason. If you miss a class, you must make it up and pay $15.00. If you miss more than 4 classroom sessions, you will be required to repeat the course. You may repeat the class for a discounted fee of $75 plus any balance due. If you miss a driving appointment, the charge $40 to cover the instructor cost..

No driving is scheduled until all classes are made up and balances are paid.

I lost my Driver Education certificate. Can I get a replacement certificate?

Certificates are no longer issued. Beginning in '09, student completions have been electronically submitted to the MVA and they will have a record of your completion. For any student completing before '09, there is no record of your completion and you will have to re-take the class. By law, all records are only retained for 3 years.

Do you offer private lessons and can your car be used for the test?

Yes. For 1 1/2 hrs. to practice whatever  you need, the cost is $120

Use our car for the test with no practice, we meet at the MVA and the cost is $90.

Use of our car to take you for your driver's license with some practicethe cost is $120

Payment must be made in advance. We accept credit card and debit card payments by phone.