79 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-6999


10 Purchase St.
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-3555


17 Beach St. Unit E
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 283-6999


128 Park St.
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 283-6999

If you have any questions please email us at nicastrosdrivingschool@hotmail.com . Thank you!

General Questions

  • A person is eligible to attain a learner's permit at age 16
  • You do not need an appointment to take a permit test. Simply walk in during regular business hours, and:
    1. Provide proof of age and residency (acceptable forms of identification are listed in the driver's manual)
    2. Complete a permit application, with parent/guardian signature if you are under age 18
    3. Pay permit fee to RMV (currently $30)
    4. Pass a vision test
    5. Pass the written test
    6. Smile for the camera, and you are on your way


  • 15 years and nine months by first class.
  • If you are under age 18, you must complete a Registrar-approved driver's education course to be eligible for your license.
  • A person is eligible for a Junior Operator License at age 16 1/2 providing they have met the following criteria:
    1. Successfully completed a Registrar-approved driver education course, AND received a driver education certificate
    2. Has held a learner's permit for 6 months
    3. Has had no negative reports to driving record for 6 consecutive months: no tickets, at-fault accidents, etc
    4. Has completed a minimum of 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving with parent or qualified adult

On that day, you must:

  • Have completed license application, signed by parent if under age 18
  • Have your learner's permit with you
  • Bring a qualified sponsor (see note below)
  • Provide an acceptable vehicle (see note below)

Vehicle Requirements:

Notes: Vehicle must have documentation on hand:

  • Current registration certificate
  • Valid inspection sticker
  • Be sure that all lights, signals, horn etc., are in good working order, as the examiner will often have the student perform a 'pre-check' of the vehicle
  • Have adequate seating for examiner (next to driver) and sponsor (rear seat)
  • Have accessible brake for examiner to use in the case of an emergency stop. You may NOT use any vehicle that does not allow the examiner unobstructed access to the vehicle's service or emergency brake

Qualified sponsor must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have at least one year driving experience
  • Have a valid driver's license issued by his/her own state (foreign license not allowed)

Registry Fees

  • $35.00 License Test fee payable to RMV
  • $50.00 Picture license fee payable to RMV
  • Drivers education is mandated if you're under 18 years of age and want to get your license before you're 18 years old.
  • Absolutely, if your parents want you to get some experience with us before they get into the car with you, that's great. We'll teach you the proper way to drive right from the start.
  • If you feel your child's disability needs to be addressed because it affects learning, behavior etc., notify management and management will take proper steps to accommodate your child in any way necessary.
  • If you are under age 18 when you receive your license, you will be issued a Junior Operator License. Certain restrictions apply to Junior Operators.
  • You may not operate a motor vehicle between 12 midnight-5am.
  • You may not operate a motor vehicle within the first 6 months after receiving your JOL while any person UNDER AGE 18 is in the vehicle (other than you and/or an immediate family member), unless you are accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years old, has at least 1 year of driving experience, holds a valid driver's license from his/her state, and is occupying a seat beside you.
  • Note: This restriction is lifted once you complete the 6 month period, or you reach age 18, whichever occurs first.

The Registry of Motor Vehicles mandates that a parent or guardian attend a special 2 hour session. This Parent Class will provide insight into what your child is learning in Driver's Education and explain the current laws. We will also explain how parents can reinforce what their children are learning as well as how they can be positive role models behind the wheel themselves. Parent classes are valid for five (5) years. Only one parent is required to attend a parent class.

Download The Parent's Supervised Driving Program