Safe And Sober
3 Hour Alcohol and Drugs for people with an out of country license.
If you’ve never been licensed in the U.S., or anywhere else, you must complete a 3-hour drug & alcohol awareness course
Exchanging an Out-of-Country License for a Maryland License
Bring the following to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration:
Proof of age/identity, lawful presence, verifiable social security number or proof of ineligibility.
Maryland residence, Out-of-Country license(s), and the appropriate fee for each license for which you apply. Please refer to Sources of Proof for required documentation.
You must pass a vision test, knowledge test, and driving test.
An Out-of-Country license may be valid or expired. The license cannot be suspended.
If licensed for less than 18 months, you will be issued a Maryland Provisional License.
If you have never been licensed in the U.S., you must complete a 3-Hour Drug & Alcohol.
Education Program (Safe & Sober: A Guide to Driving in Maryland.)
A valid U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical card or federal/MVA waiver (if applying for a Commercial Driver’s License) is needed.
An Out-of-Country license may be required to be accompanied by an international driver's license or translated into English by an approved MVA translator.
If you are from Out-of-Country, and have never held a license, you must obtain a learner’s permit.
Please visit the Maryland MVA website for additional information.
Register for Safe & Sober (onLine form)