Virginia Driver License Requirements at-a-glance:

*Teens under 19-years-old are required to take driver education.
*You must hold your learner’s permit for at least 9 months before applying for a restricted license.
*You must be at least 15½-years-old to receive your learner’s permit.
*You must be at least 16 years and 3 months old to receive a restricted driver’s license.
*You must log 45 hours of supervised driving, including 15 hours at night.
*Until you turn 18, you are not allowed to use mobile devices while driving.
*For the first 12 months, licensed drivers may not carry passengers under 18-years-old, excluding family members.
*For the first 12 months, licensed drivers may not drive unsupervised from midnight to 4am.

Step 1: Sign up for VA online drivers education with
Step 2: Receive your Certificate of Completion once you have successfully finished the course on your own time and passed the final exam.
Step 3: Schedule to take your official DMV written exam after finding a driver’s license office in your area. Make sure to use all the knowledge you learned in our online course.
Step 4: Get your learner’s permit after passing the written test and start your behind-the-wheel training with an instructor or licensed adult over the age of 21.
Step 5: Log your necessary driving hours and practice as often as you can, day and night.
Step 6: After nine months, you’re finally ready for the DMV driving test. Successfully pass and get your Virginia restricted license!
Step 7: Use what you’ve learned from all your training both behind-the-wheel and online and soon all the Virginia license restrictions will end!