Yes. The school and all of our courses have been approved and licensed by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
We provide pickup and dropoff for areas of Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, and Poquoson for in-car instruction. All other areas must arrange transportation to and from our office.
Yes. You must have a learner's permit or a driver's license to legally be the driver of a vehicle.
You are not required to take any class or training before getting a learner's permit. You must take the permit test at the DMV. The DMV permit test questions come directly from the Virginia DMV Driver's Manual that are free to pick up at any DMV or driving school.
If you are interested in taking the Driver Education Course, consider two things.
If you fail the DMV permit test three (3) times, the DMV will require you to attend a re-examination course. The 8-hour Driver's Manual Course for ages 18 and older, and the 36-period Driver Education Course for ages 17 and under who have not taken the course previously.
No. Our vehicles are automatic transmission.
Yes. However, it is only available by taking the behind-the-wheel course.
No, a transcript will not be accepted. You must contact the school you attended for driver education and ask for a new certificate. Or take the course again.
Yes, but only if you are taking both classes at the same school. If you are taking driver education at high school or another driving school, then you cannot start the behind-the-wheel course until you have completed the course and received your certificate of completion.
Yes. The course is independent work and you decide when to complete the course. You can log in and out of the course after you have paid and set up your student account.
Your certificate is emailed to you as mandated by DMV. If you want us to print and mail your certificate, select a mailing option when paying the course fee.
EXCEPTION: Online Driver Education students must take the final exam at our school, so the certificate is issued the same day.
If the certificate is presented to the court or DMV, it must be printed on 8.5" x 11" plain white bonded paper. Certificates printed on color or specially designed paper or paper with any form of an advertisement on the front or back of the certificate will not be accepted.
We have had previous success working with high-functioning autistic students, students with ADD, students with anxiety, and ESL students. We highly recommend you speak with a staff member so that we can work out a plan that works best for you. ESL students can bring an interpreter if needed, at no additional cost.
We do not provide driving instruction if you have a disability that requires special equipment.
Parents are not permitted to sit in the car.
Top Notch Driving Schools Inc
14346 Warwick Blvd #460, Newport News, VA 23602
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