MD New Driver Training Program

I Drive Smart teaches the Maryland State Driver Education Certification course for new drivers. This required course is mandated by the State of Maryland and provides all required third-party classroom and in-car training to become licensed in the State of Maryland.

  • The course runs 30 hours in-class (10 three-hour sessions) and 6 hours behind-the-wheel (3 two-hour sessions).
  • Classroom sessions cover:
    • Novice driver responsibilities and the Maryland Graduated Licensing System
    • Introducing operator and vehicle control tasks in a controlled environment
    • Space management system
    • Basic maneuvering
    • Risk reducing strategies for high speed, multi-lane expressways
    • Personal factors influencing operator performance (drugs and alcohol)
    • Environmental conditions that affect safe vehicle operation
    • Vehicle functions and malfunctions and collision reporting
  • Behind-the-Wheel Training:
    • 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training
    • 3 two-hour sessions
    • one-on-one instruction for personalized attention

To register for a Driver Education Class:

  1. Create a User Account.This will allow you to access our services and register for a class. Be sure to sign-in each time you visit our site!
  2. View our Current Schedules to select the class time and location.
Schedule your Behind-the-Wheel Training Sessions.

You may begin scheduling once you have completed the first in-class session and your student is in possession of a Maryland State Learner's Permit.

You will be able to select from several convenient behind-the-wheel locations. Login to your I Drive Smart account by entering your username and password which was created by you when registering for your class. You will notice three unreserved behind-the-wheel sessions on your account. To begin scheduling please click on "select."

Be sure to read our Behind-the-Wheel Terms as we enforce a strict cancelation/rescheduling policy.

A learner's permit is required under MVA Regulations as of October 1, 2008 to participate in behind the wheel instruction.


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I Drive Smart Corporate Office:
30 Courthouse Square, Suite G-2
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301.605.7761
Fax: (800) 783-1183