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VA New Driver Training Program

I Drive Smart offers the Virginia State Driver Education Certification course for new drivers. This required course, for individuls under the age of 19, is mandated and regulated by the State of Virginia to obtain a Virginia State Driver's License. The course is broken into two parts which you can purchase together or separately:

  • Part One: 36 fifty-minute periods of In-class Training
  • Part Two: 14 fifty-minute periods of Behind-the-Wheel Training 
The training program can be purchased from I Drive Smart either in a complete package to include both the in-class and behind-the-wheel or in a partial package to include just the in-car training.  All training is conducted by a Virginia State Certified instructor following a curriculum outlined by the State of Virginia.  

To purchase and register for a Full Driver Education Class Package that includes in-class and in-car training, please follow the below steps:

****Important: You must remain within jurisdiction for make-up classes. If you schedule a class to start in Virginia, all make-up sessions must occur in Virginia. If you start a class in Washington, DC, all make-up sessions must occur in Washington, DC.**** 

  1. Create a User Account by clicking Account Log-in. This will allow you to access our services and register for both in-class and your included behind-the-wheel training.  It is very important to sign-in to your User Account each time you visit our site!
  2. Once logged into your User Account, view our Current Schedules page to select than purchase the desired in-class training session. Note: Changes to an in-class session are no problem after a purchase; plus if a student has to miss an in-class session during a class series, we have a very flexible make-up policy.    
  3. After your in-class purchase is complete you will see loaded into your User Account the 7 behind-the-wheel sessions included in your package. You will schedule the in-cars individually through your User Account once you complete Unit 1 and 2 of the in-class training, entered your learner's permit number into your User Account info section where indicated, and provided I Drive Smart with a copy of your learner's permit.  See our SmatDocs information page on how to provide the copy to our office.
  4. Find a "Buddy" through your User Account.  Learn about the requirement to train with a "Buddy" by visiting the "Buddy System" Page.    
To purchase and schedule only the State Required In-car Training please follow the steps below:
  1. Create a User Account by clicking Account Log-in.  This will allow you to access our services and schedule your training. Be sure to sign-in each time you visit our site!
  2. Once you have created your User Account, go to the Behind-the-Wheel Package Page and review the information. Scroll to the bottom of that page and click on the Purchase Behind-The-Wheel Package  link which will initiate the purchase process for a Virginia Behind-the-Wheel Package.        
  3. Once you have completed the purchase, 7 unreserved in-car training sessions will be loaded into your User Account for individual scheduling on-line. 
  4. Enter your learner's permit number into your User Account info section where indicated.  
  5. Provide I Drive Smart with a copy of your learner's permit and your In-class Completion verification documents from a public or private high school, another driving school or a Virginia approved on-line course.  See our SmatDocs information page for more detail on these required forms and how to provide to our office.  
  6. Find a "Buddy" through your User Account.  Learn about the requirement to train with a "Buddy" by visiting the "Buddy System" Page.   
IMPORTANT: The process to obtain a Virginia Driver's License is a closely regulated process governed by the Code of Virginia.  All Driver Education Schools are required by Virginia Law to operate under this code.  The training process along with the required submission of training documentation is completely outlined on the Virginia FAQs page.  Please be sure to completely read the Virginia FAQs page to avoid any confusion about the Driver's Education Process.     

Additionally, be sure to read our Behind-the-Wheel Terms as we enforce a strict cancellation/rescheduling policy that is regulated by the Code of Virginia.  

Thank you for considering I Drive Smart! 

 


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I Drive Smart Corporate Office:
30 Courthouse Square, Suite G-2
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301.605.7761
Fax: (800) 783-1183