Due to COVID, the MA RMV is allowing 16-year-olds to take the Learner’s Permit Exam online. Although these teens cannot get a Learner’s Permit until they visit an RMV location to present ID and get their photo taken, the RMV can issue a Supervised Driving Receipt. As outlined last week in the Governor’s Executive Order, a Supervised Driving Receipt temporarily allows the learner (after passing the online exam) to drive with a licensed adult driver. This privilege comes with several requirements and restrictions.
Below is the content of the RMV’s Training Update on this topic, which spells out important details to be aware of:
Supervised Driving Receipt
RMV Training Update of 6/18/2020
Due to COVID, the RMV is allowing sixteen year olds to take the Learner’s Permit Exam online. A Learner’s Permit cannot be issued to these customers until they visit an RMV Service Center to provide identification documents.
Under an executive order signed by Governor Baker (COVID-19 Order No. 39), the RMV will soon begin offering a new Supervised Driving Receipt to eligible applicants who pass a Class D online exam before providing identification documents. These will be issued through August 12th (this date may be updated if the State of Emergency is lifted before August 12). See next page for a sample. The Supervised Driving Receipt: