Drivers ed in New Mexico

How to take a driver's ed course in New Mexico

Requirements to take this course:

In order to qualify for a learner's permit in New Mexico you must complete 35 hours of classroom time. Driver education courses use New Mexico's driver handbook as the basis of study.

Topics covered in a typical driver education course include:

  • Safety tips
  • DWI awareness
  • Residential and city driving
  • State regulations
  • Basic driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Emergencies on the road

In addition to classroom time, at least 50 hours of supervised driving must be logged. Ten hours of that driving must be conducted at night.

After the classroom and behind-the-wheel training is finished, you will receive a certificate of completion. Before a learner's permit is issued, you must pass a written examination that covers what you have learned during your driver education course.