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! However, this course is available only to students that are 18 or older or have completed the classroom portion of drivers ed.

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 receive a $15 discount by registering online. Also, we only require a $55 deposit to register online, the remaining $120 is due after class.

Convenient Scheduling

Classes are offered every other Saturday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, which includes an hour-long break for lunch.

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 Driver’s Ed classroom in the public 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

Students that are under 18 are required to take the 30-hour Driver’s Ed Classroom course before they can have a 3 Fail Certificate. If you passed Driver’s Ed Class in high school, then you are eligible for the 8 hour 3 Fail Course. But if you never took (or didn’t pass) Driver’s Ed classroom in high school, then you have to take it now to fulfill the 3 Fail requirement.  The good news is that if you are 17 or younger, the same 30 hour course will fulfill your Driver’s Ed Classroom requirement and your 3 Fail requirement.

If you are under 18, and you never passed the classroom portion of Driver’s Ed, call the office to sign up for “Classroom.” It is taught every month, and costs $250.00.