878 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
TOP NOTCH DRIVING SCHOOLS INC
757-926-5956

Behind-the-Wheel Course



​The program consists of 14 fifty-minute periods in-car instructions (7 periods of driving and 7 periods of observation, including the final road skills examination). 


Virginia Law Requires:​


IF YOU ARE UNDER 18:

  • You are eligible for a learner's permit when you are 15 years and 6 months old.

  • You must have held a learner's permit for nine months, to be eligible for your driver's license.

    • You may take this course before the nine month period is completed. However, you cannot use the driver's license until you have completed the nine month period.

  • You must have parental consent to obtain a driver's license.

  • Your parent/guardian must certify that you have driven at least 45 hours with a driving log.

    • 15 hours must have been completed after sunset.

  • ​You must complete a state approved driver's education program, classroom and in-vehicle instruction.
    • The in-vehicle instruction, this course, must be completed with at least one other student.


PLEASE NOTE:

Juvenile students must complete this course with another juvenile student. If you complete the driving portion solo, you will still need to meet the observation requirement.

When a student cancels or reschedules, it can cause a delay for the remaining student. We recommend registering with a friend so that your schedule is not dependent on a student you do not know. Students changing schedules is beyond our control, we can reschedule you or, if preferred, issue a refund.


IF YOU ARE 18 AND OLDER:

  • You must hold a learner's permit for at least 60 days and complete a behind-the-wheel checklist (Form CSMA 19) with a licensed driver.

    • Submit the completed checklist when applying to take the road skills test at DMV.

OR

  • You may complete a state approved driver education program, classroom and in-vehicle instruction to waive the 60-day holding period of a learner's permit and the road skills test at DMV.
    •  If you completed driver education classroom instruction in high school you can get a duplicate certificate by contacting the school. If you need to take driver education classroom instruction you can complete the classroom or online version.
    • You may take this course once you have proof of completion of the classroom instruction.

Reserving Dates:


To reserve a date or several dates, we require a parent/guardian or student (age 18 or older) to sign the student driver contract. Please be advised that dates are sometimes reserved a month or more in advance, please call 757-926-5956 to find out what dates we have available.


The contract states the terms and conditions of being enrolled in our course. The contract MUST be signed to reserve the date requested or given by staff.


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