Suspensions & Hearings

You may be required to pass one or more of the following tests in order to reinstate your Class D learner's permit or driver's license, Class M learner's permit or driver's license, or Commercial Driver's (CDL) learner's permit or license:

  • Class D learner's permit exam
  • Class M learner's permit exam
  • Class D road test
  • Class M road test
  • CDL learner's permit exam
  • CDL road test

If your suspension period is two years or more you are required to take a full exam (learner's permit exam and road test) in order to reinstate your suspended/revoked learner's permit or driver's license. Please refer to the Class D Permit and License or the Class M Permit and License sections for more information on obtaining a permit/license.

A Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Hearings Officer may determine upon review of an operator’s record that the operator is required to take a learner's permit exam and/or a road test for suspensions/revocations less than two years. A junior operator is required by Massachusetts General Laws to take the learner's permit exam and/or road test.

A CDL driver must take both the CDL permit exam and CDL road test in order to reinstate his/her suspended/revoked CDL License/Permit. Please refer to the CDL Permit and License section for more information on obtaining a permit/license.