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3 Fail Re-Examination Course
Offered every other Saturday for $190.
Register online and save $15.
Register 3 Fail Re-Examination Course

8 Hour Driver Manual Course

Passing the Virginia learner’s permit test is difficult, and many people fail it 3 or more times. Virginia law states that students who fail 3 or more times must take a re-examination course before attempting the test again. If you need this course, Colonial Driving School is here for you! If you are under 18, you must present a Driver’s Ed Green Card to take this course. If you haven’t completed Driver’s Ed in school yet, then you need the Driver’s Ed Knowledge Course (Teen Driver’s Ed) to fulfill your 3 Fail requirement.

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 from 8:30am to 5:30pm, which includes an hour-long break for lunch.

Call 804-526-2197 to register!

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.

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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