A customer with an out-of-state permit must convert it to a Massachusetts permit before he/she is allowed to take a road test. The customer will not be required to take the learner’s permit exam, but will need to pay the applicable fee.
Class D and Class M learner’s permits may be converted to an equivalent Massachusetts permit, if the customer meets the RMV’s identification requirements. If the customer is under 18 years old, a parent must sign the permit application, but proof of Massachusetts residency is not required. The customer will not be required to take the learner’s permit exam; however, he/she will need to pay the applicable fee. A converted permit will be dated to reflect the issue date of the original permit in order to meet the six month experience requirement for applicants under 18. The Massachusetts permit will expire two years from the adjusted issue date.
To be eligible for conversion, the out-of-state permit must have been issued less than two years ago.