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What do I need before I can get my permit?

Before applying for a learner’s permit, you should study the Massachusetts Driver’s Manual, which covers the following topics:

• Chapter One—Obtaining Your License
• Chapter Two—Keeping Your License
• Chapter Three—Safety First
• Chapter Four—Rules of the Road
• Chapter Five—Special Driving Situations
• Chapter Six—Owning a Vehicle

The manual is available at each Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) branch or online at the RMV website.