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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to take my West Virginia learners permit exam?

You need to be 15 or older to get your

West Virginia instruction permit.  



Can I take my driver West Virginia education classes online?

Everyone is allowed to take our Driver Ed To Go West Virginia online drivers education for educational purposes. However you must verify with the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (

"DMV") whether or not they allow online drivers education for drivers education requirements.  Since West Virginia does not explicitly require driver ed courses to obtain a drivers license, you may consider taking Driver Ed To Go to make sure you are ready for your written and road tests the first time you face them.  Driver Ed To Go's online West Virginina drivers education courses are designed to help you do just that.






What paperwork do I need to give the West Virginia DMV?

West Virginia requires you to provide signed parental or guardian approval to apply for a instruction permit, your birth certificate (or a certified copy), your social security card, 2 forms of proof showing you are a West Virginia resident, and proof of school enrollment.

What if I don’t pass the test? How many times can I take the test?


Your instruction permit exam in West Virginia will include 25 questions and you must correctly answer 19 to pass the exam. You can only take the exam once each day. However, the West Virginia DMV will allow you to retake the exam as much as needed to pass.



One way to ensure you pass the first time is to begin your driver education before taking the instruction permit test. A great way to do this is through an online driver education course such as the West Virginia online driver education class offered by Driver Ed To Go. With Driver Ed To Go, you will learn the West Virginia rules of the road from the comfort of your own home, and be fully prepared to pass your driver ed tests with ease when the time arises.



How many questions are on the final exam at the end of the Driver Ed To Go course?

There are around 35 questions and you'll have to score 80 percent or higher to pass. If you don

t pass at first, you can retake the West Virginia online driver ed exam online at your leisure until you finish. Its impossible to fail with Driver Ed To Go!






Does your course meet all DMV requirements?

This course is offered in West Virginia as a supplemental driver education learning program only. For DMV approval to substitute Driver Ed To Go for a West Virginia-approved driver education program, you should contact your local West Virginia DMV office.

How long until I receive my certificate of completion from Driver Ed To Go?

Once you complete the course we will ship you a certificate of completion.  D

elivery time depends upon the method of shipping selected. Typically, you can expect your certificate in 3-5 business days. If you need it faster, just log on to Driver Ed To Go and change your shipping options at any time before you pass your final exam and ask to have your certificate mailed. For an added price, you can select from FedEx overnight, 2nd and 3rd day delivery. Your delivery options are as flexible as you need them to be when you choose Driver Ed To Go!






Can I start driving as soon as I get my instruction permit?

You can begin driving as soon as youve received your West Virginia learners permit. Just remember that you MUST be accompanied by a licensed 21-year old West Virginia driver in your passenger seat at all times 



How long do I need to have my West Virginina instruciton permit before I can get a full-fledged drivers license?


The West Virginia DMV requires you to be 16 to have a drivers license, so you will need to practice driving in West Virginia with your instruction permit for one year before applying for a provisional drivers license if you have just turned 15. If you are older than 15 1/2, you have to wait a minimum of 180 days.







Am I required to do behind the wheel training in West Virginia?

Yes, but not necessarily through a classroom setting.  You are not required to perform any behind-the-wheel classroom training or driver education course in West Virginia. However, you can enroll in a West Virginia DMV-approved driver education course as a substitute for your required supervised driving practice which you will need to complete with your parents.

How many hours of supervised driving do I have to have before I can get my drivers license?

If you dont want to enroll in a driver education class through your high school or other qualified driver education provider, you will need to log 50 hours of driving10 at nightwith your parents, legal guardian or a licensed 21-year old West Virginia driver who your parent or legal guardian approve of. Have your parents sign off on these hours as you complete them, and bring that signed form with you when you apply for your provisional West Virginia drivers license.  













Can my friends ride with me after I get my West Virginia instruction permit or West Virginia drivers license?

You must be accompanied by a 21-year old licensed West Virginia driver in the passenger seat at all times. Until you obtain your drivers license, this is the only passenger besides adult family members you can have.

Can my friends ride with me after I get my West Virginia drivers license?

For the first six months you hold your provisional West Virginia drivers license, you can have 3 total passengers under 19 with you between the hours of 5am and 11pm. After those hours, you cannot have any passengers under 19 and must be accompanied by an adult in your passenger seat. After your provisional period ends, you are free to drive

safelywith your friends, unsupervised.






Can I drive alone with my instruction permit?
No, you must be accompanied by a 21-year old licensed West Virginia driver at all times.
Driver Ed To Go sounds helpful. But how much is this all gonna cost me?

Driver Ed To Go offers the highest quality online West Virginia drivers education course at the lowest prices. 

For up-to-date prices on all our driver education courses, please visit our "Course Options" page.






What is the Driver Ed To Go refund policy?

At Driver Ed To Go, we are proud of both our superior drivers ed programs and our incomparable

customer support, available to all driver ed students 24 hours a day both online and through our customer support hotline.  At Driver Ed To Go, we are so confident you will be satisfied with our online driver ed courses that if for any reason you aren't, just let us know before we ship your certificate of completion and we will refund your entire payment.  It's our "100% Money-Back" guarantee!






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