The student must:
If you are an approved home schooler, driver education can be taught at home. The student must currently be enrolled in a home-schooled program approved by your school division superintendent.
Yes, Virginia DMV and Department of Education require license applicants under age 18 to complete these hours before a driver's license can be issued.
Parents must sign and provide their contact information & DMV Customer Number on the student's license paperwork certifying that the teen has completed the required hours of guided practice. Falsifying information to obtain a driver's license is illegal. Anyone who certifies to a false statement may be prosecuted. DMV will not issue, for a period of one year, a driver's license when a person has made a willful material false statement on any application for a driver's license.
We recommend the student discuss their individual needs with the instructor or manager. We appreciate an advance notice in these situations so that we may work together to make the experience a success.
Please note we do not have the state curriculum or instructors qualified for those under medical review or who have significant learning/physical disabilities. If we determine that we are not qualified to instruct the student, we will refer them to the Driver Evaluation Information & Centers in Virginia document. This document can be found below in the Downloads section.
Parents are welcome to sit in a classroom session, if space permits. Parents are not permitted to sit in for the behind-the-wheel course since the course requires for students to observe each other during driving sessions.
However, parents are permitted to ride along during individual (one-on-one) driving lessons. Please make prior arrangements with the instructor. Parents must follow all directions and cannot talk during the lesson unless specifically asked by the instructor. If the instructor finds the parent to be a distraction, they can ask the parent to remove themselves from the lesson.
Late Fee: There will be a $30 late fee charged for being more than 15 minutes late for an appointment.
Cancellation Fee: There will be a $30 cancellation fee charged when an appointment is missed without at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation beforehand.
Retake Road Test Fee: There will be a $35 retest fee charged for every retake of the road test after the first failure.
DMV Road Test: There will be a $100 fee charged for use of the school vehicle in taking a driving test at the DMV.