All Teenagers (under 18) are required by the Virginia DMV to complete the Behind the Wheel road skills test to get their Driver's License. There are 7 appointments total, each lasting at least 1 hour and 40 minutes. At each appointment, the student will spend at least 50 minutes driving and 50 minutes observing someone else drive.
The first 6 appointments are for the driving instructor to provide practice and improvement, while at the 7th appointment the driving test is performed. When the student passes the test, the instructor will issue a Driver Training Certificate (also known as a DTS-B) for the student, which is valid for 180 days. A Learner's Permit along with the DTS-B serves as a Driver's License and doesn't become valid until the teenager is 16 years and 3 months of age and has had their Learner's Permit for at least 9 months.
After completing the course, we send a copy of your Driver Training Certificate to the DMV, where it's kept on file. Within 3 months the local Juvenile Court will send you a postcard with the date and time of the licensing ceremony where the student will receive their actual Driver's License.