The online driver education course is a minimum of 30 hours (36 fifty-minute periods) and includes components about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, aggressive driving, distracted driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, handicapped parking, fuel-efficient driving practices, motorcycle awareness, and organ and tissue donation awareness as required by law.
To benefit from the course, you must be able to work independently and be comfortable with using a computer. You must be at least 15 years and 6 months to take this online course.
The online driver education course and the final test must be completed through a DMV-licensed online driver education school. Home-schooled students are exempt from this requirement.
Effective July 1, 2022:
As a result of SB 78, all students in Virginia must complete the Parent/Teen component as part of the driver education course. A student who is (1) at least 18 years of age, (2) an emancipated minor, or (3) an unaccompanied minor not in the physical custody of his parent or guardian is exempt from this requirement.
Students outside Planning District 8 may take the online class. The participation of the student's parent or guardian is encouraged, but not required.
If you live in Planning District 8, this may not be the best school for you to attend. Please research the distance
The link to the 90-minute parent/teen component will be provided to students before the final exam.
Students having difficulties or experiencing problems can click here to contact us. Remember to provide your name, the course title, and a description of your issue.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to promoting transportation safety through the certification of quality driver training programs. If you have comments or concerns about this course, call the DMV toll-free number 1-877-885-5790.
14346 Warwick Boulevard, Suite 460
Newport News, VA 23602
Testing is available:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 am to 3 pm
Tuesday & Thursday from 12 pm to 5 pm
Call 757-926-5956 to schedule your final exam appointment. You will take the final exam online with a licensed instructor's presence. We will provide a computer for testing. The instructor will enter the final exam code to begin the exam. The answers are graded electronically. You will receive the course completion certificate if you pass the final exam. If you fail the final exam, you may review the course curriculum and retake the exam on another day.
Yes. This course must be completed prior to taking behind the wheel. However, you should know not every adult learner's permit holder qualifies for an Adult Waiver. Please be advised of the following:
If you are an approved homeschooler, the classroom portion of driver education can be completed at a public or private school, a correspondence course, or an online driver training school. Top Notch Driving Schools Inc is an online driver training school. To take a correspondence course, the student must currently be enrolled in a home-schooled program approved by your school division superintendent. Please refer to:
If you are under age 18 and have failed the knowledge test three times at DMV, and have not completed a driver education course, then you must take this 30-hour course.
For all others:
If you are age 18 or older, then you can take the 8-hour driver's manual course.
If you are under age 18 and have completed a driver education course, then you must present the course certificate to qualify for the 8-hour driver's manual course.