Converting an Out-of-State Learner's Permit
The law allows Massachusetts to accept a Learner's Permit from another state, if issued under a law similar to the Massachusetts Learner's Permit law. You will have to convert your out-of-state Learner's Permit to a Massachusetts Learner's Permit before you will be allowed to take the road test. In order to do so, you must present a certified copy of your driving record (the certification date cannot be more than thirty  days old), from the state that issued your Learner's Permit. You must have held the Learner's Permit for at least six (6) months (with a "clean driving record"-see question # 6) and meet all the other requirements of the new law.
Please note that Massachusetts will not accept a Learner's Permit from British Columbia, Montana or Washington State. (Before you can take a road test, however, you must also either successfully complete a Massachusetts Driver Education Course or provide evidence that you have successfully completed such a course in your previous home state. To convert an out-of-state Driver's Education Certificate, read the response to question # 10. Please note that the Registrar will not accept a Driver's Education Certificate from a state that does not meet or exceed the number of hours of classroom and in-vehicle instruction required of Massachusetts residents.