Yes, all new drivers in Virginia must obtain a learner's permit. Please refer to the Department of Motor Vehicles Learner's Permit Information.
Course fees can be paid with a card online or with cash, money order, or square swipe in-person.
If you are an approved homeschooler, driver education can be taught at home. The student must currently be enrolled in a home-schooled program approved by your school division superintendent. Please refer to the Department of Motor Vehicles Driver Education Information for Home Schoolers.
Parents are not permitted to sit in for the behind-the-wheel course since the course requires students to observe each other during driving sessions.
However, parents are permitted to ride along during individual (one-on-one) driving lessons. Please make prior arrangements with the instructor. Parents must follow all directions and cannot talk during the lesson unless specifically asked by the instructor. If the instructor finds the parent to be a distraction, they can ask the parent to remove themselves from the lesson.