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.
The course fee is $150.
All online courses are non-refundable.
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.
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 in Planning District 8 must attend an in-person class, and the participation of the student and parent or guardian is required unless the student meets one of the exemptions above.
Students outside Planning District 8 may take the in-person or online class. The participation of the student's parent or guardian is encouraged, but not required.
The link to the 90-minute parent/teen component will be provided after registration for the online driver education course is completed.
Students having difficulties or experiencing problems should click the button below to message or email us. You may also call us at 757-926-5956. If you do not receive an answer, leave a voicemail including your name, phone number, time, date, and issue. When reporting an issue, please be as detailed as possible so that we can reach a solution as soon as possible.
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.
Pay for the course by clicking the PAY NOW TO ENROLL button below.
After payment is submitted, you will be redirected to the course website. Do not exit the page before registering for the course and setting up your student account.
After registration is completed, you will receive a welcome email with a direct link to the course. Do not delete this email. You must click the link or copy and paste it into a browser to return to your online session.
NOTE: The email may end up in your spam or junk folder. Use the search function in your email to look for the subject "Welcome to Your Online Driver's Education Course."
Complete the course at your own pace. You can save your progress, exit, and return to the course at any point as many times as needed. We only keep your account active for up to a year. If it's been over a year and your account has been inactive for months, the account will be deleted.
If required, you will receive a direct link to the 90-minute parent/teen component. Complete registration for the course. The 90-minute component must be completed before scheduling your final exam appointment.
Schedule your final exam appointment. Final exam testing is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm. By appointment only. The test location is 878 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Arrive on time for your final exam appointment. Bring a photo ID. If you are under age 18, have a parent present to sign the Parental Consent for Online Driver Education Examination form.
You will take the final exam online in the presence of a licensed instructor. We will provide a computer for testing. The final exam code will be entered by the instructor to begin the exam.
The answers are graded electronically. If you pass the final exam, you will receive the course completion certificate. 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.
Did you create your student account? If yes, please look for a welcome email in your inbox or spam folder. If you do not see an email, then you may have entered your email address incorrectly. Send us a message through our contact form.
If you did not create a student account, then we can send you the website link, so you can start to begin the course.