Behind-the-Wheel Course for Teens

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In-Car Course for Teens to Get Their Driver's Licenses

The course consists of 14 50-minute periods (2 periods per day) with at least 2 students per car.

  • 7 50-minute periods of driving.
  • 7 50-minute periods of observing.


Students must have the requirements below to enroll in the course:

  • a Virginia learner's permit
  • a Virginia-approved Driver Education Course certificate of completion
  • AT LEAST 30 hours of the 45 hours guided practice completed and logged
  • a certificate for the 90-Minute Parent/Teen Component of Driver Education (Williamsburg-James City County residents ONLY)

Class Periods are Scheduled to be Completed within 2 weeks

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 180-Day Temporary Driver's License

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. 

Juvenile Licensing Process

Eligibility to Use the 180-Day Temporary Driver's License

To receive and use the temporary license students must:

  • be at least 16 years and 3 months old
  • have held learner's permit for 9 months
  • have parent permission (parent must sign license)
  • have completed 45 hours of guided driving practice with at least 15 hours after sunset


The 180-day temporary license WILL NOT be issued until the student submits a driving log with the 45 hours of driving recorded and recorded correctly. Parent or Guardian will be required to sign the teen's 180-day temporary driver's license stating that the teen completed the requirement of 45 hours of driving before the issuance of the driver's license. 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.

45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide

Course Fee for Teen Behind-the-Wheel

Enrollment Process

Step 1: Register

Complete and submit the registration form for the course.

Enrollment is limited and students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.  

Step 2: Submit Proof of Required Documents

The email listed on the registration form will receive details about available classes. We try to respond to all forms within 48 hours, unless it's a holiday or weekend. Respond to the email to let us know that you want the available seat otherwise the seat may be given to someone else. 

Step 3: Read, Sign & Submit the Student Contract

This is very important! The contract must be signed and submitted to the school, in-person or digitally, by the date given in the email to reserve your seat in the course and to reserve the start date you received initially.

Step 4: Pay Deposit

A 40% non-refundable cash deposit is required with the submission of the contract.

The balance will be due the day before or on the student's first day of the course.

The payment can be made in-person at the school or a payable online invoice may be requested.

Refund Policy

Have You Read the Enrollment Process in Full?

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.

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Have Questions?

Visit our Parents' Corner. If you still have questions, give us a call at 757-926-5956 or email us at info@topnotchdriving.net.

Parent's Corner