About Online Driver Training Schools
An online driver education school is defined as a driver training school that is licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide online driver education courses.
Online driver education courses are available to juveniles and adults. These courses are approved by the Department of Education and have the same course content as classroom-based driver education courses. In order to obtain your driver's license, you must also complete the behind-the-wheel instruction.
About Online Driver Training School Courses
The program consists of at least 30 hours of instruction, and includes components about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, aggressive driving, distracted driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, handicapped parking, fuel efficient driving practices, motorcycle awareness and organ and tissue donation awareness as required by law.
You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to take the online driver education course. All individuals who elect to take the classroom component of the driver’s education course online must take the online course through a DMV licensed online driver training school.
In order to benefit from the course, you must be able to work independently and be comfortable with using a computer.
90-Minute Parent/Teen Component
This additional minimum 90-minute parent/student driver education component is part of the in-classroom portion of the driver education curriculum and emphasizes parental responsibilities regarding juvenile driver behavior, juvenile driving restrictions and the dangers of driving while intoxicated and underage consumption of alcohol, as required by Virginia Code §22.1-205.
Students under age 18 in Planning District 8 (counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park) must participate in this component, along with a parent or guardian, as part of the in-classroom portion of the driver education curriculum. The course must be completed in person.
Students under age 18 outside of Planning District 8 may be required by their school division to participate in this component, along with their parent or guardian, as part of the in-classroom portion of the driver education curriculum. The course can be completed in person or online.
The school divisions below (all outside of Planning District 8) require the completion of this component as part of the classroom portion of driver education for individuals under age 18. This course may be be completed either online or in person.
Williamsburg-James City Couty
NOTE: The 90-minute parent/teen component is not currently available through an online driver training school. Students, along with their parent, guardian, or foster parent, can complete the component in person at their high school or at a driver training school or online at http://www.90minparentteen.org/. The 90-minute parent/teen component is not currently available through an online driver training school.
Upon completion of the online course, you will be directed back to us to complete the in-person final exam.
Print out certificate of completion of the online course, and bring it with you to your in-person final test (see below).
On the day of testing, you will report to your assigned DMV-approved testing location (11501 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, VA 23236 or 8201 Hampton Green Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832) at your scheduled test time, during normal business hours (8am - 5pm, Fridays), or by appointment.
You must bring the following:
Photo identification (the following are acceptable: DMV-issued identification card, school-issued identification card, valid passport, military identification)
Printed certificate of completion of the online course
Proof of completion of the additional 90-minute parent-teen course, IF under age 18 and live in Planning District 8 or a required County (see above)
360 Driving School, LLC will provide a computer for testing (no personal devices will be allowed for testing purposes)
Upon passing, we will issue a 30-Hour Classroom Completion Certificate