Virginia Online 30 Hour Driver's Education Course

As of July 1, 2016 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles removed the restriction that only teenagers that are home schooled can take the online course. All teens at least 15 years and 6 months, and adults are now eligible to take the 36 period online driver's education course (36 periods = 30 hours). This online course can also be taken for teens who failed the test three times at DMV but are not eligible to take the 8 hour Driver's Manual Course. Adults are still recommended to take the Driver's Manual Course for the three test failure or the written signs and knowledge test at DMV.


The program consists of at least 30 hours of instructions 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 driver training school and take the final exam proctored by a training school. Home-schooled students are exempt from this requirement.


For adults 18 and older who do not wish to hold a learner's permit for 60 days in order to obtain a Virginia Driver's License, they are now able to take our 30-hour online driver's education course. The online driver's ed course along with behind the wheel instruction will waive the 60-day holding period for adults to obtain their driver's license.  


DMV's toll-free number is 877-885-5790


In order to benefit from the course, you must be able to work independently and be comfortable with using a computer. The final test has to be taken in person at one of our reexamination locations. Testing hours will be between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday with advanced registration required. 


The link below will take you to the online Driver's Education Course:


30 Hour Online Driver's Education Course







Test Procedures

On the day of testing, you must bring the following to the test site:

  • Photo identification (DMV issued identification card, school-issued identification card, valid passport or military identification)

  • Proof of completion of the online driver education course

  • A completed "Parental Consent for Online Driver Education Examination" (DTS 62), if you are under age 18

  • Proof of completion of the additional 90-minute parent/teen course if you are under age 18 and live in Planning District 8 (only required for counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park)

  • 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 take this component. For these students, the course must be completed in person.

  • The school divisions below (outside of Planning District 8) require the completion of the 90-minute0 parent/teen component as part of the classroom component of driver education for individuals under age 18. This course may be completed either online or in person.

  • 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

    • Albemarle County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Highland County, Northumberland County, 

    • Stafford, Williamsburg-James City Couty​

  • The online driver training school will provide a computer for testing


If you have already registered for the online class above and are having trouble signing back in, please use the link below to sign back in. If that does not work please call 866-749-4445


Registered Users Click Here