An overview of our Vermont program

We have everything you need to earn your Vermont license online!

Our online driver education courses are fun, interactive, and convenient. Upon completion of our permit course, you can begin driving with an instructor.

Other course features:

  • Automatic progress tracking so you when you log off the system will pick up exactly where you left off
  • Unlimited access to review course material
  • Unlimited chances to pass your online final exam
  • DMV certificate of completion mailed directly to you
  • Try before you buy - take the entire course up until the final exam without paying


Vermont Online Driver Education and Vermont Licensing Procedures

So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Vermont? Congratulations!

As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill, but can also be extremely dangerous. Therefore, to help new teen drivers develop safe driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel, the State of Vermont has implemented a graduated driver license program for Vermont drivers who are under the age of 18.

We’ve summarized a few things you’ll need to know as you begin the process of becoming a licensed driver in Vermont.

Vermont Instruction Permit (aka--Learners Permit)

You will be able to apply for an instruction permit in Vermont after you reach your 15th birthday.

When you're ready, call to make an appointment with your local driver's license office. When you go to your appointment, remember to take the following paperwork with you:

  • 2 valid forms of ID (for a complete list of acceptable ID documents, please visit the Vermont DMV website)
  • Proof of residency in Vermont
  • Your parent/guardian will need to come to sign the application
  • Social Security card

You will first be given a vision screening test and if that goes well, you will need to pass the written test (based on material covered in the Vermont Driver's Manual). Once you pass the written test, you will be issued an instruction permit.

Instruction Permit Restrictions:

  • You may only drive if a licensed driver who's at least 25 years old is actively supervising your driving from the front passeng
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  • Everyone in the car must wear seat belts

Vermont Junior Operator's License (aka--Intermediate License)

You can apply for your junior license if you meet the following requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have held your instruction permit for at least 1 year
  • Maintained a clean driving record for a 6-month period
  • Completed a state-approved drivers education course
  • Completed 40 hours of supervised driving practice (10 of which must have been at night). Be sure to fill out your Driving Practice Log Sheet (a blank copy is available on the DMV website) & have your parent/guardian sign it.

When you're ready to upgrade to a junior license, make an appointment with your local driver's license office to take your road test. When you go to your appointment, remember to bring your ID forms, proof of insurance, and your instruction permit. If you pass your road test, you will be issued a junior license.

Junior License--Restrictions:

  • For the first 3 months, you may not carry passengers unless you are driving with a parent/guardian who has a driver's license, a certified driving instructor, or another licensed individual who is at least 25 years old
  • During the second 3 months, you are allowed to carry family members as passengers (after 6 months, all restrictions on passengers are lifted)
  • You may not drive a vehicle for employment purposes during the 1st year or until you turn 18 (whichever comes first). This means while you can't use your car to deliver pizza, etc.
  • Everyone in the car must wear seat belts

After you turn 18, these restrictions no longer apply.

Vermont Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws

State law requires that you have at least a certain amount of auto insurance/liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. The minimum amount of liability coverage required in Vermont is as follows:

  • $25,000--personal injury (1 person)
  • $50,000--personal injury (2 or more persons)
  • $10,000--property damage per accident

Driving without the required amount of auto insurance is a crime. If you are found to be driving while uninsured, you risk losing your license and paying a hefty fine.

Vermont Drunk Driving Laws

Drinking while under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Vermont, and the law is strictly enforced.

Upon your FIRST Vermont DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:

  • 2 years in prison
  • 90-day suspension of your license
  • $750 fine
  • DUI surcharge penalty of at least $160
  • Drug/Alcohol screening, assessment, education, & treatment (all at your expense!)

Further DUI convictions will result in even more severe penalties, including extended jail time, fines, community service, and the revocation of your driver's license.

Vermont Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

There is currently no state law in Vermont which prohibits drivers from using cell phones while driving. (That does not mean it's safe to use them while you are driving a motor vehicle!)

Vermont Driver Education

For more information on approved drivers education courses available to teen-age drivers in Vermont, please visit the state's DMV website.


When do I need to pay for the Vermont online drivers education course?
It is not necessary to pay for the Vermont online drivers ed course before starting your Vermont online drivers education course.  You can select the “pay later” option, but you must pay prior to taking the final examination. 
Can I sign up for special shipping of the Vermont online drivers ed certificate of completion if I have a deadline?
At registration, you can sign up for your preferred method of shipping. offers several convenient options for shipping, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  If you select regular US Mail, your online Vermont traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight certificate of completion (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online Vermont traffic school course on a Friday, we offer Saturday Federal Express (by or before 12PM on Saturday).

How secure is the website if I want to pay by online check?
You can rest assured that uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.   We also offer several other payment methods for our Vermont internet driver education course, including credit card and check.
Can I get any discount price for taking the Vermont online drivers education course?
Yes.  Although the cost of's Vermont online drivers ed course for new drivers is $30.00,  a discount may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.  
What's the minimum age for someone to be eligible to get a learner's permit?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit. Please check with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Vermont Department of Education, or Vermont Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take your Vermont driver education.
If I take the Vermont internet drivers ed course and do not pass the Vermont final exam, can I take the final exam over?
Yes!  Once you finish the Vermont drivers ed internet course, you must take the Vermont final exam.  If you don't pass the Vermont test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
I'm looking to take the Vermont online driver education course. Do I get an insurance discount after I pass it?
It depends on which state you live in and which company you are insured with.  In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to teen-aged drivers who successfully complete an online Vermont drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Vermont to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Vermont online drivers education course.
Once I register for the Vermont online driver education course, can I access it from anywhere?
Yes. Once you have registered for the Vermont online drivers ed course, you can access the Vermont online driver education course from anyplace you like. Any computer with internet access can be used!
Is there any requirement that I complete the Vermont internet drivers education course all at once?
No.  It is not required that you complete the Vermont online drivers education course all at one time.  You are allowed to start and stop the Vermont internet drivers ed course as often as necessary.
How long will it take until I receive my Vermont online driver education certificate of completion?
How quickly you get your Vermont online driver ed certificate of completion depends upon the shipping method you select at registration.  We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express.  Depending upon how quickly you need your Vermont certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
How many hours will I spend on the Vermont online drivers ed course?
You should expect to spend about 30 hours taking the Vermont online driver education course. If you live in a state that does not require timers, however, you may end up spending less than 30 hours taking the course. 

Please be aware that while in some states will be sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states is offered only as a supplement to the actual driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, please contact your local DMV office.
How long do I have until I am no longer able to request a refund on my Vermont online new driver training course?
You have until your Vermont certificate of completion has been shipped to request a refund. Unlike our competitors, who do not allow requests for refunds after a certain point in the Vermont online drivers ed course, we allow you to request a refund anytime you want, as long as it’s before your certificate of completion has been shipped.
Does offer any alternatives to reading large amounts of text while taking the Vermont online driver education course for people like me who have difficulty reading large amounts of text?
For those who struggle with reading large amounts of text, the “Read Along” option offered by should prove extremely helpful.  It works by reading the material aloud while you follow along with online text. You can order this feature when you register for the Vermont online learners permit course.
Does the State Department of Motor Vehicles or State Department of Driver Services know if the Vermont internet teen drivers' ed course is state approved?
Yes, the State DMV (or whichever Vermont department oversees the issuance of Vermont driver's licenses) will be able to tell you if will fulfill your state's minimum driver education requirements or whether can be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.

What documents will I be asked for when I go to take my Vermont learners permit test?
Generally, you should expect to have to present at least a certificate of completion from a Vermont driver education online course before being allowed to take the Vermont learner's permit exam.  Again, this is a general rule and Vermont may very well require you to provide additional documentation before they'll let you take the Vermont learner's permit test.  Therefore, it's probably a good idea for you to contact the Vermont DMV (or visit their website) so you'll know exactly what paperwork you'll need to have with you when you go to take your Vermont learner's permit test.
Is it required that I receive a passing grade on the Vermont online drivers ed course quizzes?
No, the Vermont online drivers ed course quizzes are designed to prepare you for the Vermont internet drivers ed course final exam.  If you do not pass a Vermont online drivers ed course quiz, you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Vermont internet drivers ed course chapter.
A friend of mine took the Vermont driver education in a classroom setting. Is there a difference between Vermont classroom driver education and Vermont online driver education?
The difference is simple: with Vermont online drivers ed at, you don't have to sit in a classroom for hours at a time listening to a lecture. allows students the freedom to learn at their own pace!  If your state does not approve online driver education, then you may be required to attend a Vermont driver ed class.  If that's the case, the Vermont driver ed course offered by makes an excellent supplemental learning tool that will reinforce the things you learn in the classroom.
What ID verification procedures can I expect while taking the Vermont online driver's ed course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state.  A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course.  The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.

Online Drivers Ed and Drivers License Courses Available in these Vermont Countries:

Addison Essex Orange Washington
Bennington Franklin Orleans Windham
Caledonia Grand Isle Rutland Windsor
Chittenden Lamoille