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How old do I have to be to get my driver's license in Connecticut?

You must be 16 years old or older to get your driver's license in Connecticut.

New Drivers under 18 years old that take the Full Driver's Education Course must hold a permit for 120 days before testing for a license.

New Drivers under 18 years old that take the 8 Hour Safe Driving Course must hold a permit for 180 days before testing for a license.

New Drivers over 18 years old must hold a permit for 90 days, regardless of the program you enroll in.