The driver's manual course is an 8-hour course based on the Virginia Driver's Manual and is designed to better prepare individuals for the knowledge test.
The course fee is $100.
We have created our own DMV-approved driver's manual course curriculum. Our instructors teach the course in English but an ESL student can bring an interpreter at no additional cost. The entire course is completed in one day, and you receive your certificate the same day.
The course consists of a PowerPoint presentation, class lecture and discussion, knowledge checks, and a final exam. The final exam is 50 multiple choice questions and a minimum score of 80% is required to pass. If the final exam score is below 80%, you may return to take the exam again at no additional charge. However, per DMV rules, you can only take the final exam once per calendar day.
You must fail the test three times before taking this course. If you complete this course before the third test attempt, the DMV will not accept your certificate. If the instructor knows you are voluntarily taking this course before the third test attempt, you will not receive a certificate.
The course is available to both teens and adults. All ages must present a photo ID upon arrival. Acceptable forms of identification must have a picture and full name (DMV-issued ID, valid passport, school ID, or government ID).
If you are under age 18, you must present a certificate of completion for a driver education course with at least 36 periods before you are allowed to take the driver's manual course (DEC-1 green, DEC-1 pink, DTS 36).
Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats are limited. Don't delay! Find the class name and choose the date that works best for you.
All ages must bring a photo ID. If under age 18, bring a Driver's Education Course certificate (commonly referred to as a green card).
The class will be canceled in the event of low enrollment or no enrollment.
No. To qualify for behind-the-wheel you must complete the 30-hour driver's education course.
Yes, only when there is space available. If you know you are attending, we recommend reserving your seat.
No. You must return to the DMV for your fourth knowledge test attempt.
Yes. We provide the online driver's manual course through our partner 3A Method Driving Schools. You can complete the course at your own pace. The entire course can be completed from home, including the final exam. Upon completion, we email your certificate. You can purchase a mailed copy when registering. Learn more by clicking here.