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      e always want the best for our customers.  It is with that focus that the Resource Center came to be. As a new driver, there are quite a few resources you should equip yourself with for an optimal driving experience.  We thought it'd be convenient to compile a list of local resources and keep it all in one place for easy access.

FAQs
  • What sets Centerpoint apart from other driving schools
    Centerpoint stands out from other driving schools due to our commitment to personalized and comprehensive driver education. Our instructors are highly experienced and prioritize creating a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all our students. We take a holistic approach to driver education, focusing on not only the rules of the road and basic driving skills but also on building confidence and defensive driving techniques. Additionally, we offer flexible scheduling options and tailored lesson plans to meet the individual needs of each student. Our goal is to not only help our students pass their driving tests but to shape responsible and skilled drivers who are prepared for real-world driving scenarios.
  • Where is CDA located?
    Our headquarters and training facility are both located at: 31 Granite Street, Suite 4, Milford, MA 01757 Get Directions
  • Are your instructors background checked?
    All of CDA’s instructors are required to submit a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form as part of their employment with Centerpoint Driving Academy
  • Is CDA registered by Massachusetts RMV?
    Yes, Centerpoint Driving Academy is fully licensed and approved by the Massachusetts RMV. In addition, CDA is fully insured for covering all it’s employees and vehicles.
  • How much does 30-hour classroom portion cost?
    The classroom portion of the fee is included in the SUV packages we offer.
  • How much is the parent class?
    The parent class is free if you purchase the SUV package. If purchased separately the cost is $30.
  • What is the payment policy?
    CDA offers two payments as indicated below: Prepayment Plan – Pay in full at the time of registration.. 3 Payment Plan - Pay $350 deposit at time of registration, $350 before the first lesson, and $299 before the sixth lesson. All payments must be made on line through the portal.
  • How much are driving lessons?
    Driving lessons are part of the SUV Package. The is no additional charge for observation. The total for 12 hours of driving and 6 hours observation is covered in each package.
  • How do I make payments?
    All students have an online user portal access with a password. ALL payments must made online via credit or debit card through the student portal. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and Debit Cards.
  • How far in advance can I schedule driving lessons?
    Lessons may be scheduled 60 days in advance with pre-payment. Lessons must be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours apart. Please log on to website and click the SCHEDULE A LESSON button in upper right hand corner.
  • What if I miss a class? Can classes be made up?
    Yes, students can make up missed class by a attending a future scheduled class covering the same modules.
  • Will I be able to use an SUV during my road test?
    Yes, students can opt to complete their road test in an SUV
  • Where are students picked up for driving lessons?
    When scheduling lessons students may designate whether they want to be picked up at home or their local high school.
  • If I already completed a parent class for my other child, do I still have to take it again?"
    If you have completed a parent class within the past five years, you do not have to complete it again. However, you will need to provide proof of attendance.
  • How do I schedule my road test?
    Please call office to schedule your road test as RMV controls the dates: (508) 217-4447
  • When does the Centerpoint offer road testing sponsorship?
    Centerpoint offers off site road tests where the RMV will provide examiners to come to our site and conduct road testing. The RMV controls what day the test will be held on. This is usually known the week before the test. The RMV charges an additional fee for this service to the student and it is not included in the suv package.
  • Should a student have already driven with someone before coming to CDA?
    All students are required to complete 5 hours of behind the wheel instruction with a licensed adult prior to taking their first lesson with CDA.
  • What is the fee for taking the alternative road test with the Centerpoint?
    The cost of the road test is included as part of your package fee. This includes the sponsorship, the use of Centerpoint vehicle, and warm-up lesson before testing. The fee for Centerpoint driver's ed student re-takes in the event of a previous failure with Centerpoint is $145.
  • What do I need to bring to the test?
    You will need your permit and a properly and legibly completed application form in pen that is signed by you and your parent/guardian who authorizes you to obtain your license. Click on the link on our web site for License Application.
  • What should I wear for my test?
    Dress appropriately and show the examiner that you’re ready to have your license and responsible enough to be out on your own. No hats, pajamas, and do not wear sandals or flip-flops during driving lessons and especially on test day.
  • Refunds and Cancellation Fees
    There are no refunds once a service has been purchased. There is a $50 cancellation fee for any driving lesson that is not cancelled more than 24 hours in advance.
  • What is included in Road Test?
    The package plans includes scheduling of the Road Test, Examiner from RMV, vehicle for Road Test and sponsorship for a Road Test (it does not include RMV fees - $50 License and $35 Road Test scheduling fee - which you will pay directly to the RMV). If the road test is not at an RMV location, it is an additional $35 fee on the day of the test.
  • What forms of identification does the RMV accept?
    One document proving U.S. citizenship or lawful presence/ date of birth such as a: - Certified U.S. birth certificate - U.S. passport - Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561) One document proving MA residency, such as: - Any document issued by the RMV - Federal, state or municipal-issued documents (i.e. first-class mail) - Alternative Residency Affidavit (LIC111) One document proving your Social Security Number, such as: - Social Security card - W-2 form
  • When and how can I get my Learner’s Permit?
    Age 15 & 9 months: begin the classroom portion of driver education Age 16: apply for a learner’s permit - You must bring your completed permit application form and proof of identification to a full service RMV office - Pass a 25-question exam and a vision test - Consent from a parent or guardian - $30 Fee
  • How long is my Learner’s Permit valid?
    Two years, but you only need it for a minimum of six months.
  • Am I Qualified to apply for my Junior Operator’s License (JOL)?
    You are eligible to apply for your JOL if: - You are at least 16 1/2 years old - Have a valid learner's permit for at least 6 months - Successfully complete driver education program - Complete at least 40 hours of supervised driving practice - Have no traffic violations for 6 months before your road test - Pass the skills exam
  • Can I pay for my road test and license fees online?
    Yes, you can. Once you pass the road test and pay your fees, your permit will serve as your temporary driver's license until your permanent license arrives in the mail.
  • When am I eligible to take a Massachusetts road test?
    You are eligible to take a road test after you have had a permit for 6 months (184 days) of incident-free driving (no at-fault crashes or moving violations). You must complete all class, exam, and behind wheel driving hours 21 days before you the date you can take the road test.
  • How far in advance can I book my road test?
    Great news! A student can book their RMV off site road test when they register for the SUV package online or after the completion of their 7th driving lesson online via the student portal. When you have registered as a new student you will receive an email with a login and password to the student portal where you can track all of your activities with CDA including driving lessons, classes completed, observation hours and parent class.
  • When am I eligible to take the Massachusetts road test?
    You are eligible to take a road test after you have had a permit for 6 months (184 DAYS TO BE EXACT) of incident-free driving (no at-fault crashes or moving violations. In addition, a student must have satisfactorily completed all of the RMV required activities. These requirements include 30 hours of classroom training, 2 hour parent class, 12 hours of behind the wheel driving lessons, and 6 hours of observation time, AND per the RMV “Parents or Guardians are responsible for making certain that their teen has completed not less than 40 hours of supervised driving or 30 hours of supervised driving if the applicant has successfully completed a driver skills development program in addition to the requirements of drives education.”
  • Where is the Road Test held?
    All CDA Road Tests are held at the RMV location in Milford – 14 Beach Street.
  • When does the CDA offer road testing sponsorship?
    CDA offers a road test on Saturday's OR Sunday’s, but all testing is subject to RMV availability.  The RMV dictates what day the test will be usually the week before the test.
  • Are there additional RMV Fees?
    The cost to obtain your license is a total of $85 for your first time license, $50 plus a $35 Road Test Fee payable online at https://atlas-myrmv.massdot.state.ma.us/myrmv/_/ These fees must be paid prior to the Road Test! In addition, they also charge CDA, a $25 convenience fee for each student that takes an off site road test.  CDA pays the ‘convenience fee’, not you.  The student must pay this fee online via the CDA student portal no later than 7 days before your road test date. IF you fail to pay this fee 7 days in advance you may be bumped from the test and have to wait 2-4 weeks to get rescheduled.
  • What are the benefits for taking the RMV off site Road Test with CDA?
    Convenience! What this means is you don’t have to schedule the lesson with the RMV which can be very challenging. We are certified by the RMV to conduct off-site Road Tests on weekends, so we get priority for scheduling these tests Comfort! You take the test in the same SUV vehicle that you have taken all of your driving lessons in for the past few months!
  • What do I need to bring to the test?
    You will need your permit (Non-laminated and legible) and a properly and legibly completed application form in PEN that is signed by you and your parent/guardian who authorizes you to obtain your license.
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