Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

All CWCE Offices will be closed on:
Th, 12/25
Th, 1/1

Knight Campus, Warwick

400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401-825-1214

1st Floor, Room 1012, Center for Workforce & Community Education - Campus Map
Mon-Fri: 8-4


Flanagan Campus, Lincoln

1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401-333-7070

2nd Floor South (Entrance A), Center for Workforce & Community Education - Campus Map
Mon-Thu: 8-6*
Fri: 8-4
Sat: 9-Noon**

* Closing at 4pm, 12/18, 12/22-12/24, 12/29-12/31
** Closed on Sat, 12/27


Liston Campus, Providence

One Hilton Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401-455-6019

1st Floor, Center for Workforce & Community Education - Campus Map
Mon-Fri: 8-4

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Permits & Licenses - RI's Graduated Licensing System
Level 1: Limited Instruction Permit
Requirements Privileges
You must:

• be 16-18 years old

• successfully complete the Rhode Island Driver Education course or its equivalent

• pass the state approved written examination
At Level 1 you may drive a motor vehicle under the following conditions:

• the permit holder must be in possession of the permit

• a supervising driver must be seated beside the permit holder in the front seat of the vehicle when it is in motion

• no person other than the supervising driver may be located in the front seat

• every person occupying the vehicle must be properly fastened by a seat belt or child restraint system
Level 2: Limited Provisional Licensee
Requirements Privileges
You must:

• have held a limited instruction permit for at least six months without conviction of motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction

• pass the motor vehicle road test
At Level 2 the license holder may drive a motor vehicle without supervision from 5:00am to 1:00am or at other times under the following conditions:

• when driving to or from work

• when driving to or from an activity of a volunteer fire department, rescue squad, or emergency medical service if the driver is a member of such organization

• with a supervising driver seated beside the provisional license holder in the front seat of the vehicle when it is in motion.

• You may not operate a motor vehicle with anymore than one passenger under twenty-one (21) years of age, family members exempt.

IMPORTANT: The license holder must be in possession of the limited provisional license while driving and every person occupying the vehicle must be properly fastened by a seat belt or child restraint system.
Level 3: Full Operator's License
Requirements Privileges
You must:

• be 17 1/2-18 years old

• have held a limited provisional license for at least twelve months without conviction for motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction for six months
At Level 3 you may drive a motor vehicle without Level 1 and 2 restrictions concerning time of driving, supervision, and passenger limitations.

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Driver Education Duplicate/Replacement Certificates

If you need a Rhode Island driver education certificate because you have lost the original or it has expired, please mail the pertinent information and a $10 check or money order payable to CCRI.

Those interested in duplicate (replacement) certificates of completion must be sure to include name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and information regarding when (approximate date) and where the driver education course was taken.

For in-state duplicate (replacement) certificates, please mail to:

CCRI, Center for Workforce & Community Education
Attn: Driver Education Program
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401.825.1214

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RI Certification for Courses Not Offered by CCRI

If you have taken an out-of-state driver education course and you need Rhode Island certification, please mail the original certificate issued along with pertinent information and a $10 check or money order payable to CCRI.

Out-of-state completers must include official documentation that indicates the number of classroom training hours and proof of age. To receive Rhode Island certification, out-of-state completers must have participated in a classroom experience of 33 hours minimum. Students with fewer than 33 contact hours are not eligible for a RI Certificate and must register for the RI Driver Education Program. Proof of age can be documented by submitting a copy of your birth certificate, passport, or baptismal record.

Please Note: According to RI General Law, all driver education programs must be approved by CCRI.

Please be sure to include name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and information regarding when and where the driver education course was taken.

Out-of-State completers, please mail to:
CCRI, Center for Workforce & Community Education
Attn: Driver Education Program
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401.825.1214

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Last Updated: 12/30/13