This 30-hour online course satisfies the DMV requirement for students age 17 and under. It also satisfies the 3-Fail requirement for those trying to get a learner’s permit. Students will learn the rules of the road and various strategies for driving defensively and minimizing risk.
The Knowledge course costs $175
Behind-the-Wheel consists of seven 50 minute drive times plus seven 50 minute observations (waived during COVID). Upon successfully completing the road exam during the 7th lesson, the student will receive their license. You can learn more about the program below.
Teen Behind the Wheel costs $275.
Ordinarily you must have passed the Knowledge course before beginning Behind the Wheel. But if a student is eligible to sign up for Behind the Wheel and hasn’t taken the Knowledge Course yet, it is OK take BOTH courses simultaneously with the same school.
Both Courses costs $380.00
Knowledge Course (Classroom)
We offer a Virginia-approved Drivers Ed Knowledge curriculum. It's a requirement for anyone that wants to take the road test at Colonial Driving School (instead of going to the DMV to road test). You can take it before or after receiving your learner's permit. In fact, it's a great way to prepare for the learner's permit test!*
After registering, you will receive an email with a link to your course. Please keep the email because it is your access gateway to get in and out of the course. The program will keep track of your progress, so work at your own pace! When you've finished all of the modules, you come into the driving school to take your final exam. No appointment is necessary. You can come in any time during business hours to test.
After completing the course (and obtaining your learner's permit), you're ready for Behind-the-Wheel, which is the final requirement before receiving your license!
*If you failed the learner's permit test 3 times, this course would satisfy your 3 Fail requirement.
The Knowledge Course costs $175.00
This course consists of seven 50 minute lessons. The lessons go over how to drive safely in various situations, including back roads, city, and highway driving. We administer the DMV road skills examination on the 7th lesson, and if the student passes and all the other requirements are met, the student receives their driver's license!
To qualify for Adult Behind-the-Wheel, you must:
1. Have a valid learner's permit
2. Be 18 or older
3. Have passed the Knowledge portion of Drivers Ed
4. Be fully competent in back roads, main roads, highways, city driving, and parking. (If a student is not there yet, we have a great private lessons program that can teach them what they need to know.)
When you register for Adult Behind-the-Wheel, you will receive an email with a link to a video showing you how to schedule your lessons through our online scheduling app. The URL for self-scheduling is at the end of the video. Be sure to watch the video carefully because it is easy to make mistakes!
If you want to begin sooner than what's available through the scheduling app, call the office to find out about earlier appointment options through our Private Lessons program (extra charges apply).
The price is $350.00 for Adult Behind-the-Wheel.
Most students take Adult Driver's Education as a package. It's the most frequent way to knock out both the Knowledge portion and Behind-the-Wheel of Driver's Education.
To qualify to take BOTH, a student must:
1. Have held a learner's permit for close to 9 months
2. Have driven 45 hours under the supervision of a licensed driver
3. Be a competent driver in all areas, including main roads, back roads, city, highway, and parking.
The package includes each aspect of the Knowledge portion and Behind-the-Wheel (see above paragraphs). The only difference is that the courses are done concurrently.
After completing the course, you will receive your license!
The price for BOTH courses is $380.00
We are a full service driving school and we offer Driver Improvement Clinic (which is the course the courts and DMV require you to take if you get a ticket, as well as Private Driving Lessons (to teach people how to drive) and the DMV authorized Driver’s Education packages that help teens and Adults get their driver’s licenses in Virginia.
Our business office is open from 9am-5pm Monday - Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturdays. But in-car lessons go from 8am-9pm on most days (subject to teacher availability)
Yes, our courses are fully accredited and accepted by all courts and DMVs in Virginia. Our Driver Improvement Clinic satisfies requirements from all over the United States.
We have a lot of positive experience working in-car with people who have not been successful learning to drive in the past. We are especially good with high-functioning autistic (Asperger’s) students, ESL students, and students with PTSD, ADD, and Anxiety disorders. ESL students are welcome to bring an interpreter to classes and into cars, free of charge. Special fees may apply for special needs instruction.
Our in-person Driver Improvement Clinic is offered every Saturday at 8AM and every other Wednesday at 9AM.
Our in-person Driver Manual Course (often called the “3-Fail Class,” or the Re-Examination Course) is offered every other Saturday at 8:30am.
Our cars run 7 days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evening for in-car classes, and we have online versions of most of our courses that you can do whenever you want from your home.
We are kind of hard to find because you cannot see us from the Boulevard in Colonial Heights, even though we are just a little bit off the Boulevard. Our address is 103 Highland Ave, Colonial Heights. Our street is directly across the Boulevard from the Goodwill Thrift Store.
We teach persons of all ages and abilities. As long as you have a learner’s permit or some other document that allows you to legally drive in VA, we will work in-car with you.
103 Highland Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834