Driver Manual Course (3 Fail)

8 Hour Driver Manual Course

DMV Certified

This course is DMV certified  for students who have failed the learners permit test 3 times. At the end of this 8 hour class, you’ll receive a certificate which will enable you to retake the test as many times as necessary.


The total cost of the course is $190, but students who preregister online will get a $15 discount bringing your total cost to $175.

Convenient Scheduling

Classes are offered every other Saturday beginning at 8:30am.  If you can’t make it in person, our online Driver’s Ed Knowledge course will satisfy your 3-Fail requirement.

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For students 18 years old and up

Virginia law allows adults age 18 and up to take the 8 hour Driver Manual Course regardless of whether they ever passed the Knowledge portion of Driver’s Ed classroom in school. The class uses a mixture of PowerPoint, Q&A, and group discussion to keep it engaging and interactive.

If you register online you will get the $15 prepay discount off the regular (walk-in) price of $190. You will receive your certificate directly after class. Please bring your DMV I.D. card or your DMV I.D. number which was assigned to you when you first attempted the learner’s permit test. DMV can give you the number, if you don’t know it.

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For students 17 years old and younger

If you are under 18 and never passed classroom driver’s ed, then you have to take the Teen Driver’s Ed Knowledge Course to satisfy your 3-Fail Requirement.  If you are under 18 and you already passed Driver’s Ed classroom, then you need the 8 hour  Driver Manual Course for your 3 Fail certificate. They cost the same, but make sure you sign up for the right course.  You have to present your Driver’s Ed Green Card to prove that you passed classroom Driver’s Ed if you want to take the Driver Manual Course and you are under 18.

If you are under 18 and you never passed the classroom portion of Driver’s Ed, call the office to sign up for the Knowledge Course. There is rolling enrollment and costs $175.00.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between 3-Fail, Driver Manual Course, Re-Examination Course?

There is no difference. Those are 3 names for the same course.

Will this course help me pass?

Yes. Most students pass very quickly after taking this course.

I don’t have a DMV I.D. number. What should I do?

You can bring your social security number in place of the DMV ID number.

If I fail 3 times after taking the course, do I have to take it again?

No. You can try as many times as necessary to pass after taking this course.

I’m under 18 and taking Driver’s Ed in school right now. Can I take this course?

No. You can wait and use your school Driver’s Ed certificate as your 3 -Fail, or if you are in a hurry, you can take our Driver’s Ed Knowledge course as your 3-Fail. It costs the same as this and takes a couple of weeks to complete.

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103 Highland Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834