Virginia Driver Education Program for Age 18 and older

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To Receive an Adult Waiver, 2 Courses Must Be Completed

The Virginia Driver Education Program must be completed by adults who want to earn an Adult Waiver from a driver training school. The program consists of 2 courses:

  • Course 1 - Driver Education classroom or online course
  • Course 2 - Behind-the-Wheel in-car course


Visit the DMV website for the Driver Education Program requirements information.

Virginia Driver Education Program: Requirement 1

A valid Virginia learner's permit.


If the student has an out-of-country driver's license, then they must contact DMV to see if they are permitted to drive with that document. The student must also provide the school with a Virginia DMV customer number received from the DMV.

Virginia Driver Education Program: Requirement 2

A Virginia-approved Driver Education Course Certificate of Completion. Certificate must have school name, school code, hours completed, date of completion and school official's signature.


If the student has completed Driver Education, then they must submit the original certificate of completion. A copy or a transcript will not be accepted.


If the student has never taken Driver Education, then the student must enroll in the course before they can enroll in the Behind-the-Wheel Course. If the student takes both Driver Education and Behind-the-Wheel at the same school, then the courses can be taken simultaneously. Visit our Online Driver Education page for our course information and fee.

Virginia Driver Education Program: Behind-the-Wheel Course

The behind-the-wheel course consists of 7 days of in-car instruction. The road skills test is given during the seventh instruction period. Upon successful completion of the course and the road test, students will receive an adult waiver that must be submitted to DMV to have their driver's license issued.


We recommend the student or parent discuss any learning or physical disabilities with us before registering. We appreciate advance notice in these situations so that we may work together to determine if the student will be successful with our teaching techniques.

More Information

Scheduling Drive Time

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During the school year, adult classes are ONLY scheduled and completed before 3:00 pm. This is because teen classes are conducted after school hours from 3:00-8:00 pm.


During the summer, teen schedules are more flexible and allow time for more of our adult students to get their classes completed after 3:00 pm..

Driving Experience Expected

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Individuals should be able to demonstrate proficiency in driving skills. The behind-the-wheel course does NOT include teaching a student how to drive. Students should already have driving skills and be able to show that they are prepared for a driver's license.


However, if a student does not know how to drive we can teach them how to drive. Students entering this course with no experience or little experience should know that 6.5 hours of driving may not be enough time to learn and perform the skills necessary for a driver's license and should plan to practice on their own time.

Program Not Required for Adults

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The Driver Education Program is not required for adults applying for a driver's license. Individuals age 18 and older must hold the learner's permit for a period of 60 days before they can return to the DMV to take the road test. Road test applicants must complete and submit the CSMA 19 form (downloads below) with a licensed driver when arriving to take the road test.

Course Fee


Enrollment Process

Follow the Steps to Complete Enrollment & Reserve a Seat in the Course

Step 1:

  • Complete and submit the registration form for the course.
  • Enrollment is limited and students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. This process must be completed to reserve your seat otherwise the seat may be given to someone else who completes the process.


Step 2:

  • The email listed on the registration form will receive details about available classes.
  • We try to respond to all forms within 48 hours, unless it's a holiday or weekend.
  • Acknowledge receipt of the email and communicate that you are gathering the documents for enrollment. Depending on how early you are registering, we will allow a couple of days for the submission of documents.


Step 3:

  • The contract must be signed and submitted to the school, in-person or digitally, as soon as possible to reserve your seat in the course and to reserve the start date you received initially.


Step 4:

  • A 40% non-refundable cash deposit is required with the submission of the contract.
  • The balance will be due the day before or on the student's first day of the course.
  • Card payments are accepted online. In-person payments can be made with cash or money order.

Have You Read the Enrollment Process in Full?

If yes, then great! You are now ready to complete Step 1.

Click the button below to begin the enrollment process and fill out the registration form.