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Adult Behind-the-Wheel Course

(Adult Waiver Course)


Q: Why should I, as an adult, complete the driver education program?

A: The driver education program is NOT required for individuals age 18 and older. However, individuals can choose to complete this program for a number of reasons. Most often the reason is that the completion of the driver education program results in the 60-day hold period of a learner's permit to be waived and the road skills test to be issued by the driver training school and not the DMV administrator.

Q: If I choose not to complete the program what is needed for me to get my driver's license?

A: Individuals age 18 and older must hold the learner's permit for at least 60 days. Once the holding period is over, individuals can return to the DMV customer service center to take the road skills test. Individuals must complete the required driving checklist with a licensed driver and submit the form when applying to take the test. 

Q: What are the requirements for this course?

A: Individuals must:

  • have a valid Virginia learner's permit
  • provide proof of successful completion of a Virginia-approved Driver Education classroom or online course.
  • know how to operate a vehicle and how to drive.
    • This course is only to verify that the individual can drive to be issued a license. 
    • ​An additional fee of $100 will be applied if we have to teach the student how to drive during this course. This fee does not include additional lessons or instruction periods.

Q: How long is this course?

​A: Adult Behind-the-Wheel course consists of 7 50-minute periods of driving with our professional instructors. Individuals age 18 and older are able to be the only driver in the car getting valuable one-on-one lessons. You may also complete the course with a friend, if desired. Otherwise, the observation periods will be spent observing the driving instructor drive.

Q: What is the pricing for this course?

A: Pricing is based on the area of pick up and drop off as well as student driving ability.

  • $240 - Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown & Poquoson
  • $260 - Gloucester*
  • $270 - Smithfield & Williamsburg*
  • $290 - Isle of Wight, Carrollton, Suffolk, Churchland, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach & Portsmouth*
  • ​$100 - Learning How to Drive FEE
    • This course is priced for students who know how to drive not for those who need to learn how to drive. This course verifies that a student can drive and can be issued a driver's license, same as the teen course. However, we can teach adult students how to drive during this course for an additional fee.

​*Limited areas are serviced

Q: How do I enroll?

​A: Enrollment is limited and students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. Students may enroll by visiting the school to complete and submit the registration form. A completed form and the student driver contract must be turned in before the first day of class. The registration form can also be completed online by clicking the link below.