In the state of Maryland, driver’s education consists of a 36 hour program. This is a mandatory class for anyone (regardless of age or experience)who does NOT have a driver’s license currently and wishes to obtain one here in Maryland. 30 of the the 36 hours must be done in classroom. This is done in (10) 3 hour classes. The other 6 hours is the behind the wheel driving. This is usually done in (3) 2 hour driving sessions.