Virginia Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

In Virginia, students must complete a 30-hour course (you can take this course for four hours per day) within 6 months along with a parent/student component. The state of Virginia requires individuals under the age of 18 to complete an approved driver education course as part of the licensing process. The Virginia Board of Education oversees and approves driver education programs in the state. Rest assured, our course curriculum meets the Virginia Board of Education Standards of Learning and is approved for home-schooled students ensuring you receive top-notch instruction to hit the road with confidence. Let’s make your journey to safe and responsible driving a smooth ride together!

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Why should I take this course?

Our approved Driver Education Online course is necessary for you to get your permit! In Virginia, you can get your learner’s permit starting from the age of 15 years and 6 months. Here are the steps to follow for obtaining your permit and license, along with details about our course and how it helps you reach that goal.

Steps to Obtain Your Virginia Driver’s License:

Applying for a Virginia Learner’s Permit:

  • Complete the Virginia DMV Driver’s License Application (form DL 1M) and pay the required fees.
  • Pass a vision screening and the two-part knowledge exam, testing your knowledge of traffic signs and safe driving.
  • Provide personal identification documents, including a social security number and an original identification document (e.g., birth certificate).
  • Furnish proof of residency and address, with options for applicants under 18.
  • DMV will take a photo, obtain organ donor information, and collect fees (approximately $15).

Completing a Driver’s Education Classroom Course:

  • Homeschooled students can choose from various options for completing the classroom portion. Options include public or private schools, Commercial Driver Training Schools, or an approved correspondence course taught by homeschooling parents.

Enrolling in a Driving School for In-Car Training:

  • Refer to the Home-Schooled In-Car Driver Education Information Sheet (HS-3) for details on the in-car training portion.
  • Parent/guardian qualifications, instructions, student requirements, and issuance of the driver’s license are covered.
  • To teach in-car training, parents must complete the Home-Schooled In-Car Driver Education Parental Authorization Application (HS-1).

Obtaining Your Driver’s License:

  • Virginia residents under 18 must complete a state-approved driver education program and hold a learner’s permit for at least nine months.
  • Minimum age to apply for a license is 16 years and three months.
  • The homeschool parent must sign a Public, Private, and Home School Certificate of Enrollment.
  • Complete the Virginia Driver’s License Application (form DL 1M) with written consent of one parent or guardian.
  • Take the driver education certificate to any DMV customer service center and pass the road skills test.

Virginia Restricted License Restrictions:

  • A restricted license comes with restrictions such as being accompanied by a legal guardian over 21, not carrying passengers under 18 (exceptions apply), and limitations on driving hours.
  • Restrictions include not driving between midnight and 4 am during the first 12 months, with exceptions for school activities, emergencies, and job responsibilities.

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We understand that learning to drive can be both exciting and challenging. That’s why we’re here to offer unwavering support throughout your journey. Our team provides live and online academic assistance, ensuring that your questions are answered promptly and your concerns are addressed comprehensively. We’re not just a program; we’re your dedicated partners in this experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) –

1. What is is an online driver education platform designed to help individuals, particularly teenagers, obtain their learner’s permits and driver’s licenses through a comprehensive and interactive online course.

2. What is the 90-minute parent-teen component?

The 90-minute parent-teen component in Virginia’s driver education program is a requirement for students and parents in Virginia.

This component involves both the student and a parent or guardian participating in a 90-minute interactive session focused on driver education. The goal is to enhance communication between parents and teens regarding safe driving practices and responsibilities. The session covers important topics related to the challenges and responsibilities associated with new drivers.

It’s essential for both the teen driver and the parent or guardian to actively participate in this session as part of the overall driver education curriculum. This requirement aims to reinforce the importance of parental involvement in the learning process and promote safer driving habits among teen drivers.

3. What age group is eligible for the course?

The minimum age to apply for a learner’s permit in Virginia is 15 years and six months. To apply for a driver’s license, individuals must be at least 16 years and three months old to apply.

4. How does the online course work?

The course is 100% online, allowing you to study at your own pace. It includes interactive lessons, quizzes, and a final exam. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate, which is a key step in obtaining your learner’s permit.

5. What are the technical requirements for the course?

Our platform is accessible on any device with an internet connection. Whether you’re using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can conveniently access the course material.

6. How long is the course, and can I study at my own pace?

The course duration varies based on individual learning speeds. Although it meets the requirements of 30 hours, you have the flexibility to study at your own pace and you can log in and out as needed. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to pick up where you left off.

7. Are practice tests included?

Yes, we offer practice tests to help you prepare for the final exam. These tests are designed to reinforce your understanding of the material and boost your confidence before taking the official exam.

8. What are the requirements for obtaining a license in Virginia?

While we provided a brief overview, exploring the Virginia DMV website will enable you to view any updates, access downloadable forms, and explore available online resources.

9. Do I need insurance after obtaining my driver’s license in Virginia?

Yes, all drivers in Virginia are required to have auto insurance. Make sure to understand the minimum coverage requirements to comply with Virginia auto insurance laws.

If you have additional questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to our customer support. Drive safely and confidently with Virginia Driver Ed To Go!

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The Board of Education's approval of a correspondence course is not an endorsement of the program as a substitute for public school programs nor is it an endorsement of the educational or operational philosophy of the school. Additionally, the approval of courses is not intended as an endorsement of the quality of the courses nor is it a conclusion that these courses meet the educational needs of the student or the assessment required by § 22.1-254.1 of the Code of Virginia. Parents who choose to educate their children at home through a driver education correspondence course are directly responsible for the educational progress of their children and the adequacy of instruction. The board assumes no liability for damages or financial loss to parents using any of the approved driver education correspondence courses.


No school whose courses are approved as a driver education program shall advertise in any way that the courses have the endorsement, recommendation, accreditation, or recognition, or any other similar term, of the board, the department, or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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