The questions and answers provided below relate to certifying a school and/or instructor to teach the Driver Education Program for the first time drivers (also known as the 30/6 program). Note that the school and its instructors must also be licensed
if the school plans to charge students for taking the Driver Education Program, which is usually the case. The requirements related to licensing and certifying both a school and its instructors are essentially the same.
One significant difference is that there are fees associated with the licensing transactions, while there are no fees associated with the certification, except when the school changes its name. Also, an instructor certification requires the instructor to pass additional examinations. The school or instructor may apply for both licensing and certification simultaneously by following the appropriate licensing procedure described in Driver Instruction - School and Instructor Licensing
The requirements mentioned in these processes are more fully discussed in various sections of the Code of Maryland Regulations
(COMAR) and should be carefully reviewed prior to applying for a drivers' school license.
Each of the following licensing-related procedures is separately discussed below in answer to commonly asked questions. Either scroll down to the appropriate question and answer, or click on the procedure in which you are interested.