This program is designed for high school students, ages 15 years and 10 months through 19 years. Successful completion of this course earns a certificate that students may present to the DMV for a Drivers Permit. (Please note: online courses do not include the permit test.) Courses are offered at most high schools, CCRI's four campus locations, and various locations throughout the state.
1. Online registration is paid by credit card ONLY.
2. Cash, check or money order walk-in registrations will be accepted in Warwick, Lincoln and Providence ONLY. There is no Driver’s Ed registration in Newport. Please note that offices are currently closed.
3. State law requires that students must be a minimum age of 15 years, 10 months by the first class. Students can register in advance but must be the required age by the first day of class, NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. Proof of age must be submitted on the first day of class (a copy of your birth certificate, passport, or baptismal record). No refunds will be given if a student is younger than 15 years, 10 months on the first day.
5. Students who enroll in driver’s education classes must purchase their own copy of the textbook, “How to Drive: Making Driver Education Fun and Easy!” 15th edition prior to their first class meeting. The book is available online here.
7. If a student misses the first class, the student will be dropped from the class and must register and pay for another class.
IMPORTANT: Individuals who require accommodations in a Drivers Ed course should contact Monica Russell, email@example.com at least 40 days prior to the course start date. Please include your name, phone number, and best time to call in the e-mail.
Please click on the course title to see the full course description.
Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, all CCRI students and visitors to all CCRI campuses will be required to wear a mask AND provide proof of Covid vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of coming to campus. A photo or screenshot is acceptable proof of both vaccination and a dated negative Covid test.
For the month of September, free no-appointment-needed rapid-Covid testing is available on Providence, Warwick and Lincoln campuses from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Arrival to campus 30 minutes ahead of class, testing or appointment will be enough time to receive the rapid test and get results.
Students must provide a minimum 48-hour notice prior to the start of a course in order to be eligible for a refund. Without proper notice or documented medical excuse, students will be required to re-register and pay. No partial refunds of tuition are made under any circumstances. Books and materials may be non-refundable depending on the course. The registration fee is non-refundable unless the course is full or has been canceled by Workforce Partnerships. If a student requests a refund but has a balance due with the college, the money owed will be deducted from the refund.
If you have questions, please provide us with the course title and number when emailing or calling.
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