Behind-the-Wheel Course for Adults


In-Car Course for Adults to Get Their Driver's License

This course allows individuals age 18 or older to complete the road test at a driver training school and it waives the 60-day hold requirement for a learner's permit. Upon completion of the course, students will receive an Adult Waiver that must be submitted to DMV to have their driver's license issued.

Students must have the requirements below to enroll in the course:

  • a Virginia learner's permit
  • a Virginia-approved Driver Education Course Certificate of Completion

Class Schedules are Different Depending on the Time of Year

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.

Individuals Should be Able to Demonstrate Proficiency in Driving Skills

Individuals must demonstrate proficiency in driving maneuvers to receive the prices listed below for each Zone. This 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 will integrate teaching how to drive for an additional fee. Students choosing this option 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.

If the instructor does not think that the student's skill level, at the end of the sixth instruction period, will allow them to pass the road test then the test will be postponed. The seventh period will be completed without the road test portion. The student can then decide to practice with family/friends or purchase driving lessons to improve the skills necessary to earn a driver's license. Once the student feels ready to take the test, they can call to schedule a road test appointment at the school location.

This Course is NOT Required for an Individual Age 18 or Older

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.

The Virginia Driver Education Program can be completed by adults to get a road test through the driver training school and to waive the 60-day hold requirement for a learner's permit. The Program consists of 2 courses, the Driver Education Course (classroom or online) and the Adult Behind-the-Wheel Course. Both of these courses need to be completed to take a road test at a driver training school instead of at the DMV. 

Course Fee for Adult Behind-the-Wheel

Enrollment Process

Step 1: Register

Complete and submit the registration form for the course.

Enrollment is limited and students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

Step 2: Submit Proof of Required Documents

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. Respond to the email to let us know that you want the available seat otherwise the seat may be given to someone else. 

Step 3: Read, Sign & Submit the Student Contract

This is very important! The contract must be signed and submitted to the school, in-person or digitally, by the date given in the email to reserve your seat in the course and to reserve the start date you received initially.

Step 4: Pay Deposit

A 40% non-refundable cash deposit is required with the submission of the contract.

The balance will be due before the student's first day of the course.

The payment can be made in-person at the school or a payable online invoice may be requested. 

Refund Policy

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.

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