CMSC’s Mission

To save and improve lives one driver at a time.
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Road Lessons

Adults over 18 are encouraged to take our Driver’s Ed but the Mass RMV requires all drivers under 18 to enroll in a program and practice supervised driving over 6 months before taking the road test for their drivers license.

30 hours

of classroom training

2 hours

parent class (Must be taken before Road Lessons can be started)

12 hours

of road lessons

6 hours

of driver observation 

1 hour

training behind the wheel in our Skidz School program

Test Ready

All the components you need to pass the test

Why Choose CMSC

Every year, hundreds of hours of driving instruction goes into refining our expert curriculum. CMSC Driving School, Inc. will teach you to drive defensively—always maintaining the ‘safety cushion’ around your vehicle with control, awareness and the skills to handle any situation.

Our Instructors Rock!

Our amazing team includes state troopers, police, principals, teachers and professional drivers. Everyone you need in your corner for the best outcomes.

We're RMV-approved

Being RMV approved allows us to stay up to date. We are also a member of national and state driving school associations, we train over 3000 students a year at 11 different locations.

Our Track Record

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Our Locations

CMSC Auto School has been serving the residents of Worcester County for 40 years and is proud to say we have trained multiple generations of drivers in our community. Driver Education classroom training is conducted at six central Massachusetts locations – in West Boylston, Auburn, Milford, Northborough, Shrewsbury, and Westborough. And for a limited time, due to covid-19 accomodations, our award winning course is even offered online. 

We Offer Pick Up and Drop Off!

Check out our other location points below. When scheduling your road lessons, please be sure to indicate your location preference. If you live in one of these areas and do not see your town or school please give us a call and we can accomodate your needs.

Ashburnham
Oakmont Regional High

Auburn
Auburn High School

Barre
Quabbin Regional High School

Bolton
Nashoba Regional High School

Boylston
Tahanto High School

Clinton
Clinton High School

Grafton
Grafton High School

       Harvard
      Bromfield School
      Harvard General Store

      Holden
      Wachusett Regional High School

      Lancaster
      South Lancaster Academy

      Leicester
      Leicester High School

      Leominster
      Leominster Friendly's

      Milford
      380 East Main Street (Rt. 16)

      Millbury
      Millbury High School

      Northborough
      Algonquin High School

      Oxford
      Oxford High School

      Shrewsbury
      Shrewsbury High School
      Shrewsbury Town Hall
      St. John's High School

      Sutton
      Sutton High School

      Westborough
      Westborough High School

      Westminster
      Oakmont Regional High

      West Boylston
      CMSC Main Office
      West Boylston High School 

      Worcester
      Morgan Stanley Building
      6 Park Ave
      Bancroft School
      Burncoat High School
      Doherty High School
      Holy NameMass Academy
      North High School
      Notre Dame Academy
      St. Peter Marian High School
      Worcester Academy
      Worcester Technical High School

      Upton
      Nipmunc Regional High School
      Blackstone Valley Vocational School

      Hey Parents! Did you know...

      Per Mass RMV policy, at least one parent or guardian MUST attend the Parent Class before a student can start Driving Lessons. Parent class is FREE for parents or guardians of CMSC students.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      How do I register my son/daughter for driver's ed?

      We offer convenient online registration for classes at all of our 6 convenient locations. If you need additional assistance, call us at 508.835.2333.

      Can I get my learner's permit through CMSC?

      No, you will need to go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to obtain a permit. No appointment is necessary; just make sure to arrive BEFORE 4:00 PM!
      Beginning March 26, 2018, getting a driver's license will require additional documentation to prove U.S. Citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S. Please visit www.mass.gov/REALID or call the RMV at (857) 368-8000 for more information. Please be aware after 3/26/18 everyone MUST provide the additional documents or you will not be issued a license in the state of MA.

      Do you have the RMV driver's manual to study for the permit test?

      No, but it can easily be download in PDF format, free of charge, from the RMV Website or you can pick up one for $5 at any RMV branch.

      I missed a classroom session. What should I do?

      If the student misses any amount of classroom time they cannot attend the last day of class and take the classroom test. They must makeup the missed hours 1st and then they can make up the last day of class. You will need to make up the lost time during the appropriate class session of the next available course. Please call us to find out when this will be possible.

       

      Do parents need to take a class?

      Yes, at least one parent must complete a state required 2 hour Parent Class before students can start on-road driving lessons. This class is good for five years. All classroom and driving lessons must be completed before the expiration date. With proof of attendance, a previously attended class for a sibling, can be applied to your other teens if within the 5-year period. We offer convenient online registration for our Parent Class.

      How do I schedule road lessons?

      You can log into your online account and conveniently schedule your road lessons for any smartphone, tablet, or desktop.  Once you have completed the classroom portion, obtained your learner's permit and a parent has taken the parent class, please email the following information to cmsc@centralmasafety.org:

      • Full legal name including middle name(no nicknames)
      • Numeric portion of the permit number
      • Permit issue date
      • Telephone number
      •  Glasses/contacts required?
      • High School currently attending

      Please be aware that students have 2 years to complete ALL requirements including classroom and road lessons.

      How do I cancel road lessons?

      Road lessons can be conveniently cancelled through your online student account.  Drive times may be cancelled at any time; however, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged for all cancellations within 24 hours of the originally scheduled drive date and time. This fee is subject to change.

      How long will it take to complete all 12 road lessons?

      Begin your classroom session when you are between 15 years, 9 months and 16 years. Obtain your permit on your 16th birthday, then spread out your road lessons over the next 4-5 months.

      To give everyone a chance to find availability and to encourage practice at home in-between lessons with us, especially during periods of peak demand, we may restrict students from scheduling on consecutive days.

      Why don't I see any lessons for next month?

      We receive a firm availability commitment from each of our 50 instructors on the 24th of each month and then create the schedule. This ensure they are available and prevents the need for most schedule adjustments. Additionally, adding 3-4 weeks of lessons at a time gives new students the opportunity to schedule their first lesson within a few months of completing the classroom portion. Please be patient.

      How do I schedule observation time?

      In the very unlikely event that you need to make up observation time, please call us at 774-450-1007. Most students will receive more than enough observation time while completing the 12 hours of driving.

      Can I be dropped off at home instead of at the pickup location?

      This is a decision made by the instructor on the day of the lesson, and cannot be promised in advance. It is therefore best to plan on getting a ride home from the pickup location after the lesson is over.

      I already have 6 hours of observation. Can I drive the first hour and end my lesson early?

      This is a decision made by the instructor on the day of the lesson, and cannot be promised in advance. If the instructor agrees to do so, we prioritize by which student has completed more lessons. Therefore, even if you have already completed 8 or 9 hours of driving, you might lose out to a student who has 10 or 11 hours already done.

      I've finished my classroom & driving sessions. Where is my driver's ed certificate?

      Once you have completed all of your lesson requirements in full, please call (774) 450-1005 or email ccruz@centralmasafety.org to order your Driver's Education Completion Certificate. In addition to the student's lessons, one parent must attend a 2-hour parent class. This class is good for 5 years and can be used for future children when proof of attendance is given. The Driver's Education Certificate fee of $15 can be paid over the phone with a credit card if taking the test at an RMV branch on your own or you can pay CMSC the day of the RoadTest if taking it with us. Certificates are issued by the RMV and it may take them up to 14 days to process the certificate. It will then be posted on the RMV website. They no longer mail out hard copies.

      How do I schedule a road test and what will it cost?

      Once you have completed all your requirements, please call Caityn at (774) 450-1005 or email ccruz@centralmasafety.org to order your Driver's Ed Certificate and schedule your Road Test at CMSC. Road Tests at CMSC are $90 in addition to the $15 Driver's Ed Cert fee and $85 License fee payable to the RMV. If you are taking the Road Test on your own at the RMV, you must still call CMSC to order your Driver's Ed Certificate first and pay the $15 fee. Road Tests are typically scheduled at least 4-6 weeks out. You can check the RMV website to see if your Driver's Ed Certificate has been processed.

      A limited number of ½ hour warm-up lessons are available for CMSC students who have signed up for a Saturday Road Test. We recommend that you complete the warm-up lessons at least a week before your test. The cost is $30, please call Andrea at 774-450-1007 to check availability and book a warm-up lesson.

      When can I get my license?

      You will need to fulfill the following criteria:

      1. Have a permit for six months. Get your permit on your 16th birthday!
      2. Have fully completed Driver's Ed.
      3. Pass your road test.
      What are the correct steps toward obtaining a driver's license?
      1. Register for Driver's Ed and take the 30-hour classroom shortly before turning 16 (must be at least 15 years, 9 months old). Classroom is good for 2 years.
      2. Obtain learner's permit on 16th birthday at the RMV.
      3. At least one parent MUST attend the parent class.
      4. Schedule and complete the required 12 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation with a licensed CMSC instructor and drive 40+ hours with family.
      5. Pay your balance in full.
      6. Order Driver's Ed Certificate through CMSC ($15).
      7. Pay $85 license fee to RMV. Road tests on Saturdays at CMSC are an additional fee of ($90) required. Ordering driver's ed certificate, scheduling skidz school lesson and scheduling CMSC road test can be done at the same time by calling (774) 450-1005 You must complete ALL requirements before scheduling the road test and/or ordering the Driver's Ed certificate.
      8. Relax, think positively, and pass the road test!
      When do I receive a valid license to drive?

      If you pre-paid the $85 RMV road test appointment fee no later than the Thursday before the test (pay this online mass.gov/rmv by calling (800)858-3926), you will have a valid license on the Monday or Tuesday after your test when the RMV examiner processes your paperwork. If you do not pre-pay the fee, you will have merely a stamped permit and cannot legally drive alone!

      DON'T FORGET: Valid insurance is also necessary! Although we may be able to answer general questions, you should always consult your own certified insurance agent. Your new license information should be available on the RMV website (which is usually needed to obtain insurance) within 7 to 10 days. Your new plastic license should arrive within 2 weeks. CMSC is not responsible for mistakes or delays at the RMV in regards to processing your license.

      Where can I get more information on JOL restrictions and penalties for infractions?

      Registry of Motor Vehicles JOL Information

      NOTICE: The links above take you to pages outside of the control of CMSC.  They are listed for informational purposes only.  CMSC is not responsible for any content or opinions expressed therein.