Driver Education

kids teens driver edAll students who register for driving classes must reside in Fairfax County. These classes are for high school students only. Private school and home school students may attend during the summer sessions. All classes are taught by Fairfax County Public Schools instructors. Register early as classes fill quickly.

Transportation to and from the program is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Behind the Wheel Class Survey

Non-FCPS Student Registration Requirements

Registration Options (NOTE: Student does not need to be present in order to register.)

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Behind the Wheel Driver Training

Students drive in residential, rural, and city/freeway settings. DMV-approved road test will be administered. Students must have completed classroom driver education or be enrolled in the classroom phase with FCPS prior to the first behind the wheel class. This course is required for licensing until the age of 19. Courses meet for seven school days and depart from most high schools.

We strongly suggest that students complete the first seven chapters of the 45-hour parent/teen driving guide before coming to the first Behind the Wheel class. Download the 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guideacrobat.

The student's Virginia learner’s permit number is required at the time of registration. Proof of classroom enrollment must be presented at the first class.

View complete listing of times and locations. Additional sections are frequently added; please check for most up-to-date listings.

2014 Winter/Spring Schedule
7 sessions @2 hour each - $295

Registration opens December 6, 2013

January 6-14
January 15-24
January 27-February 6
February 10-19
February 20-28
March 3-11
March 13-21
March 24-April 1
April 2-11
April 12-19
April 21-29
May 1-9
May 12-20
May 21-30

Classroom Driver Education

Classroom driver education analyzes tasks an individual must perform while operating a motor vehicle. Units about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, aggressive driving, distracted driving, motorcycle awareness, and organ and tissue donation awareness are included.

During the school year, students take this course in 10th grade health and physical education. During the summer, the 36-hour course is offered through ACE. Register online.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

This is a 90-minute parent/teen traffic safety presentation that is required by Virginia law as part of the juvenile licensing requirements. All FCPS high schools are required to offer 5 meetings per year. Students who are home schooled or attending private schools may attend for a fee at any high school. Contact the school where you plan to attend for pre-registration information. Register online.

Note: Partners for Safe Teen Driving is only offered through ACE in the summer.

Click here for information on sessions during the school year.

Practice for New Drivers

Students with little or no driving experience will have the opportunity to learn the basics of car handling and the skills needed to move to residential streets, all in the safety of a school parking lot with the expertise of a certified teacher. Register online.

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General Information: 703-658-2727

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The ACE driver education program is designed to help parents and teens through the critical first stages of driving and provides a solid foundation for safe and responsible driving.
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Last Updated

November 22, 2013