Virginia Driver's Licenses: 18-26 Year Olds

  • Eighteen- and nineteen-year-old students who have not previously held a license must show they have passed a state-approved driver education program or have held a learner’s permit for at least 60 days before being eligible to test for a license
  • Persons age 19 or older have the option of taking a behind-the-wheel exam at a driver training school as long as they complete the 36 periods of classroom instruction, seven periods of in-car observation, and seven periods of behind-the-wheel training
  • License renewal applicants less than 21 years old convicted of one or more moving violations must retake the DMV-administered knowledge test
  • Every male under age 26 who applies for or renews a learner’s permit, driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, or photo ID card must have certified that he is registered with the Military Selective Service.
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