Permit tests are offered at the DMV office in Cranston by appointment. To find available times, visit www.dmv.ri.gov and look for the blue reservation bar on the home page.
A Rhode Island drivers permit can be issued to any Rhode Island resident who is 16 but less than 18 years of age, and has completed the 33 hour driver education course certified by the Community College of Rhode Island. For more information call CCRI (401) 825-1214.
The following Driving Schools have been temporarily authorized to offer the R.I. Driver’s Education courses in an on-line format:
AAA Driving School
110 Royal Little Drive
Providence RI 02904
(401) 868-2000 X-2961
Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Applicants who completed the driver-education class offered by CCRI have the option of taking the test through the college. Those applicants may visit https://ccriworkforce.augusoft.net to schedule a test at CCRI.
Labonte’s Auto School
65 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Newport County Driving School
1148 Stafford Road
Tiverton RI 02878
Roberson's Turning Point
1 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Roberson's Turning Point
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You must have held the Limited Instructional Permit for at least 6 months, passed a road test and not been convicted of a motor vehicle violation during that period. You must also present an affidavit signed by a parent or guardian stating that you have completed a minimum of 50 hours of driving experience with a supervising driver with 10 of those hours at night.
A limited provisional license authorizes the license holder to drive a motor vehicle only under the following conditions:
All applicants holding provisional licenses may obtain a full operator’s license when they renew their Provisional License when it expires on their eighteenth birthday. Applicants may also obtain a full license prior to that date if they are at least 17 years old but less than 18 years old AND have held a Limited Provisional License for at least 12 months, and not been convicted of a motor vehicle violation during the preceding 6 months.
Any Rhode Island resident 18 years of age or older who has have never been issued a Rhode Island driver's license or if the license has been expired for more than five years, must apply for a driving instruction permit by taking the computerized knowledge exam.