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Adult Drivers Education

Adult Driving School Package

Special Note for COVID-19: Now that it is difficult or impossible to get an appointment to take the road skills test at DMV, the only way for most adults in Virginia to get a driver’s license is by taking a 2-Part Adult Driver’s Education course.

If you are 18 years or older, have a Virginia learner’s permit, can already drive, and have never had a license in Virginia before, you can get your license through Adult Driver’s Education. After completing Adult Driver’s Education, you get an Adult Waiver which you can mail into DMV and they will mail you your driver’s license.

Note: If you have already passed classroom Driver’s Ed in a Virginia public school, you can present your Driver’s Ed Green Card (DEC-01) in lieu of re-taking the Knowledge portion of Adult Driver’s Ed. Disclaimer: The Behind the Wheel portion of Adult Driver’s Education is not sufficient to teach a beginner to drive. Beginners will need to take 3-5 Private Lessons before attempting Adult Behind the Wheel.

How to get a driver's license with no 60-day waiting period if you are already a proficient driver.

Step 1 – Knowledge Portion 

In order for us to license you, you must take the knowledge portion and the In-Car portion of Driver’s Ed with us. If you don’t have a learner’s permit yet, the knowledge portion will prepare you to pass your learner’s permit test. The course also satisfies any 3-Fail requirement that you may have.

Step 2 – Behind-the-Wheel

Adult Behind-the-Wheel consists of 7 in-car group lessons covering neighborhood, city, and suburban driving. Note: this is not a teaching course. The purpose is to let you prove you are proficient in driving so we can license you. If you need to learn to drive, then we have private lessons for you.

Step 3 – Road Test

After you complete the knowledge and In-Car portions of Adult Driver’s Ed, we can administer your DMV road test and give you your driver’s license.  There is no need to wait 60 days or go to the DMV to be tested. We can do everything in-house, with no waiting period. The total cost for the package is $499.

Knowledge Portion

The knowledge portion of Adult Drivers Education is a comprehensive overview of how to drive safely and responsibly in the state of Virginia. Students gain a working knowledge of Virginia laws, rules of the road, emergency procedures, vehicle maintenance, and much more. The 30 hour course is done online, with a proctored final at the end of the course. It satisfies the 3-Fail requirement for students who failed their learner’s permit test 3 times. If you wish to be licensed through Colonial Driving School with no waiting period, you must take Adult Knowledge and In-Car Driver’s Education.

Behind-the-Wheel (vehicle)

Adult Behind-the-Wheel consists of 7 lessons in a specially equipped DMV inspected driving school vehicle. Each lesson consists of 50 minutes of driving, and 50 minutes of observing another adult student drive. In these lessons, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in all areas of driving including highways, city traffic, and various kinds of parking.  On the 7th lesson, if the student is prepared, the instructor may administer the DMV Road Test, and if the student passes, he can get his license from us that same day! Note: Students may need to supplement with outside practice and Private Lessons in order to be able to pass their road test.

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