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FAQs | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is CDA located?
Our headquarters and training facility are both located at:
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.
CLASSES & FEES
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.
Lessons for the next day must be scheduled by 5pm on the previous day.
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.
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
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
How do I schedule my road test?
Please call office to schedule your road test as RMV controls the dates: (508) 217-4447
Can I pre-schedule my road test?
Yes, you can pick a date that is after your 6 months (184 DAYS) anniversary date of having your permit.
When does the Centerpoint offer road testing sponsorship?
Centerpoint offers a road test on Saturday's 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.
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 $75.
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.
How much does 30-hour classroom portion cost?
The classroom portion of the fee is included in the SUV packages we offer. T
How much is the parent class?
The parent class is free if you purchase the SUV package. If purchased separately the cost is $30.
How much are driving lessons?
Driving lessons are part of the Sedan and SUV Packages. The is no additional charge for observation. The total for 12 hours of driving and 6 hours observation is covered in each package.
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 $250 deposit at time of registration, $300 before the first lesson, and $300 before the fourth lesson. All payments must be made on line through the portal.
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, and Debit Cards.
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).
Refunds and Cancellation Fees
All requests for refunds must be made via email There are no refunds once you have started in a program. There is a $40 cancellation fee for any service purchased to cover credit card fees and admininstrative costs.
LEGAL & REGISTRY
What forms of identification does the RMV accept?
One document proving U.S. citizenship or lawful presence/ date of birth such
- Certified U.S. birth certificate
- U.S. passport
- Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
- Any document issued by the RMV
- Federal, state or municipal-issued documents (i.e. first-class mail)
- Alternative Residency Affidavit (LIC111)
- 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
- 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.
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