Your decision to obtain a Learner’s Permit or a Junior Driver’s License carries with it, one of life’s greatest social responsibilities. You are committing to: maintaining a safe operating vehicle that meets Vermont’s emissions standards, carrying liability insurance, and always obeying the rules of the road and adopting habits that eliminate driving distractions.
Driving schools and instructors are licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The schools are privately owned businesses which operate under guidelines and standards set forth in state statutes and rules. There are two basic types of instruction, which are listed below.
Standard driver training schools provide instruction in the operation of "pleasure cars." These training programs provide the following services:
The Vermont Driver Education Certification Service (DECS) is an online service available to all Driver Education Instructors in Vermont. DECS is a joint effort of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE). DECS allows certified driver instructors to input and track student grades, and view student records.