Adult Drivers Education

Adult Driving School Package

Knowledge Course (classroom)

This 30-hour online course satisfies the DMV requirement for adults age 18 and up. 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 $180

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Behind-the-Wheel (vehicle)

If an Adult has passed the Knowledge course and can already drive, then they are eligible to sign up for Adult Behind the Wheel. This consists of seven 50 minute drive times plus seven 50 minute observations (waived during COVID). Upon successfully completing the course, the student will receive an Adult Waiver which can be presented to DMV for a license. You can learn more about the program below.

Adult Behind the Wheel costs $375.

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Full Package

Most people take the Driver's Ed Knowledge course before getting their learner's permit, but if an adult has a learner's permit and can already drive, but has never taken Driver's Education, it is OK take both courses simultaneously with the same school.

Both Courses costs $499

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Knowledge Course (Classroom)

We offer the Virginia-approved Drivers Ed Knowledge which is required for all students 18 years of age and up. 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 to learn to drive.  We have a great Private Driving Lessons program to get you safely driving quickly.  

*If you failed the learner's permit test 3 times, this course would satisfy your 3 Fail requirement.

The Knowledge Course costs $180.00

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Behind-the-Wheel

The seven lessons systematically evaluate the student's performance in the full variety of common driving situations including back roads, city, and highway driving.  In the 7th lesson we administer the DMV Road Test and if the student passes (and all the other requirements are met) the student receives their Adult Waiver, which can be presented to the DMV for a 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 driving on 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.)

After registering for Adult Behind-the-Wheel, you can call the office to schedule your lessons.  We have times available 7 days a week at a variety of times from morning to evening.

The price is $375.00 for Adult Behind-the-Wheel.

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Both Courses

Most students take the full Adult Driver's Education package.

To qualify to take Adult Driver's Education, a student must:

1. Be 18 years of age or older.
2. Have a learner's permit
3. Be a competent driver in all areas, including main roads, back roads, city, highway, and parking.

If that sounds like you, then you could have your Adult Waiver in as little as 7 days.  No waiting periods and no road testing at DMV.

The price for BOTH courses is $499.

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Frequently asked questions

What courses do you offer?

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.

When are you open?

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)

Are you accredited?

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.

Do you teach people with disabilities or who don’t speak English well?

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.

When are your classes?

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.

Where are you located?

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.

What age do you teach?

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.

Our Email

info@colonialdrivingschool.com

Our Address

103 Highland Ave
Colonial Heights, VA 23834