As a minimum, Connecticut requires all new teen drivers to complete an 8 Hour Safe Driving Course in order to obtain a driver’s license. From having trained over 100,000 CT New Drivers, The Next Street recommends a Full Driver’s Education Course, which includes 30 hours of classroom training and 8 hours of private behind the wheel lessons. All of our classes are held with a live virtual instructor on Zoom, and we have the most class offerings in the State of CT. Regardless of the driver’s ed class you want to take, our top rated, full service customer service team – the only driving school to have one in CT – is here to guide you through the entire driver's licensing process. The Next Street: The easiest road to your license.

Important Note: By CT law, students under 18 can only attend ONE class on school days and TWO classes on non-school days.


The Next Street offers the best driver’s ed programs in CT for teens. We believe in making the licensing process easy, so here are some bullets on your options for driving school classes:

8 Hour Safe Driving Course

  • The minimum class requirement for new drivers in Connecticut.
  • All classes are held virtually via Zoom.
  • New classes start almost every day. Classes can be taken in any order at any day or time that they are held.
  • The fastest driver’s education course available, can be completed in two 4-hour sessions or four 2-hour sessions.
  • Most insurance carriers do not offer a discount for completion of this course.
  • Includes all state requirements, including the Parent Class and Drug & Alcohol Class. This course will also cover the basic rules of the road.

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Full Driver’s Education Course **OUR RECOMMENDATION**

  • The most advanced and thorough driver’s ed class available.
  • All classes are held virtually via Zoom. We offer over 40 sessions every day!
  • All 15 2-hour sessions can be found each day! Finish as fast as you'd like, or take your time. Classes can be taken in any order at any time they are offered, and they never expire!
  • Course takes 8 weeks to finish during the school year. In the summer months, we have 2-week accelerated options.
  • Insurance discounts up to 40% until you are 25 years old. (With insurance discount, this course pays for itself in one year!)
  • This course includes all of the state requirements, including the Parent Class and Drug & Alcohol Class. This course also covers everything that a driver will encounter on the road including laws, markings, signs, maneuvers, emergency situations, highway driving and much more.
  • In addition to the classroom time, this course includes 8 Hours of Private Driving Lessons.
  • In order to be eligible to test in 120 days, you must complete at least all classroom training.

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Private Driving Lessons

  • Sold in 2 hour packages or as part of the Full Driver’s Education Course.
  • Lessons are completed in our dual-controlled driver's ed specific vehicles.
  • Private Driving Lessons are always one-on-one with our professional (and awesome) instruction staff.
  • Lessons are available 7 days per week from 8am – 9pm.

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Price $139 As Low as $599
Benefits Minimum State Requirement Our recommendation for all new drivers
Overview Fast, Inexpensive, Introductory Thorough, Advanced, Worth It
Fulfills State Requirements
Classroom Hours 8 30
Included Behind the Wheel Lessons None 8 Hours
Insurance Discount None Up to 20% Until You Turn 25 Years Old
(Note: Discount depends on your insurance company)
Completion TimeAs fast as 2 days for Teens 8 Weeks during school year, 2 weeks in summer
Teens Must Hold Permit For 180 Days 120 Days