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Eligibility Requirements

Before starting on your journey towards earning your Virginia learner’s permit or driver’s license, please take note of the requirements outlined below:

First time drivers

In order to receive your driver’s license, you must meet the following, without exception:

  • A resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Learner's Permit: Be at least 15 years and 6 months old
  • Driver's License: Be at least 16 years and 3 months old

If you are under the age of 18, you must provide written consent from one of your parents or your legal guardian, unless married or emancipated.

In addition, if you are under the age of 18, you must complete a state-approved driver education program.

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If you're 18 or older

If you’re 18 or older, and have never held a driver’s license issued by Virginia, another state, a U.S. territory, or foreign country, or cannot show proof that you previously held such a license, you must show proof that:

  • You have passed an approved driver education course, or
  • You have held a Virginia learner's permit for at least 60-days before taking the DMV road skills test

As a first time driver of any age, you will be required to provide documents to prove identity, legal presence, Virginia residency, and if you have one, a Social Security number.  You can learn more information on the documents you need from the DMV.

How We Can Help

Here’s a brief outline of the steps involved for new drivers on their way towards earning their license.  We’ve given examples of driving classes and lessons that we offer to help you better understand how the process works and how we can help.

Get professional help to prepare you for the two part learner’s permit test at the DMV.

The required 36-period course, offered both in classroom and online.

Let our experts help gauge your skills before you move forward.

Get one-on-one driving help in the areas where you need it most.

Complete your 14-periods of observation and driving instruction.

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