The Virginia Driver Education Program must be completed by teens who want to earn a Driver's License before the age of 18. The program consists of 2 courses, Driver Education classroom or online course and Behind-the-Wheel in-car course.
The behind-the-wheel course consists of 14 50-minute periods of in-car instruction, 7 50-minute periods of driving and 7 50-minute periods of observing. That's 2 periods per day with a minimum of 2 students per car and a maximum of 3 students per car. The road skills test is given during the seventh instruction period.
1. A Valid Virginia learner's permit
2. A Virginia-approved Driver Education Course Certificate of Completion
3. AT LEAST 30 hours of the 45 hours guided practice completed and logged
4. A Certificate for the 90-Minute Parent/Teen Component of Driver Education (Williamsburg-James City County residents ONLY)
The dates and times for the classes are scheduled on specific days by the driving school. Most classes have two time periods to choose from, normally labeled as Group 1 and Group 2. Students should not register for a class if they are not available for all 7 class periods. If a student misses a class period then they should be prepared to wait until a seat is available to make-up the class period missed.
During the school year, teen classes are conducted after school hours from 3:00-8:00 pm. We usually have 2 teen classes a month, sometimes more.
During the summer, teen classes can be conducted during any of hour driving instruction hours which are from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. We usually have 3-4 teen classes a month.
The course completion certificate (Virginia Driver Training Certificate) that the student receives after passing the road skills test is a valid 180-day temporary driver's license when accompanied by a valid Virginia learner's permit. A student must have possessed the learner's permit for at least 9 months and be at least 16 years and 3 months old to use the 180-day temporary driver's license. Parent or guardian must sign and give permission for the issuance of the teen's 180-day temporary driver's license.
Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 17
Group 1: Full
The next teen classes will be held in January 2020. Dates coming soon.
If the driving instructor is able to work a class around his personal holiday travel then a class may be held between Dec. 22 - Jan. 4
Must be within our service area; pick-up & drop-off is limited to specific areas.
If yes, then great! You are now ready to complete Step 1.
Click the button below to begin the enrollment process and fill out the registration form.