REVIEW- LICENSING PROCESS Eligible for Learner’s Permit at 15 ½ years old Must drive for 45 hours (15 at night) with an adult while you have your learner’s permit These have to be recorded and signed off on in your log book Must hold your Learner’s Permit for 9 months before you can get your TDL-180 (driver’s license) Must pass classroom driver ed and receive DEC-1 (green card) D or better grade 36 hours of classroom time Attend Partners for Safe Teen Driving w/ parent
WHEN TO TAKE BEHIND THE WHEEL Be near the end of your 9 months holding your learner’s permit Have driven at least 30 hours with an adult Have earned your DEC-1 or have a letter from teacher for co- enrollment Can commit to meeting all 7 days of class, 2 hours each ($40 for missed class to schedule a make-up) Feel confident that you will be able to pass the road test 2 attempts given during class Pay $40 for a 3rd attempt If you fail 3 times you have to re-take the entire class over Behind the wheel is for refining your skills, not teaching you how to drive There is an introductory course for learning the basics of driving: https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR BEHIND THEWHEEL Sign up for behind the wheel with FCPS one of these ways: https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/ Call 703-658-1201 In person at the Adult and Community Education office: Plum Center (6815 Edsall Rd, Springfield, VA 22151) The class costs $295 Discounts are offered during the school year only $160 for those that receive FREE lunch $225 for those that receive REDUCED lunch
AFTER BEHIND THE WHEEL If you are eligible for your license you will receive your Temporary Driver’s License (TDL-180) Eligibility DEC-1 card Held Learner’s Permit 9 months Completed driving log if under 18 years old (45 hours total, 15 after dark) Completed all required paperwork Successfully passed road skills test Parents must be present on final day for licensing The TDL is good for 180 days (6 months) Keep it with your Learner’s Permit Permanent license will be given by Juvenile and Domestic Court. A postcard will be sent in the mail with your court date.