Virginia Mandate

The 2022 Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that went into effect July 1, 2022, adding a new parent/student component to classroom driver education. According to the Virginia Department of Education, Senate Bill 78 requires all approved public, private, and commercial driver training schools to add a 90-minute parent/student component to the classroom driver education curriculum.  

District 8
Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park

As required by Virginia Code §22.1-205, the 90-minute Partners for Safe Teen Driving presentation will be held IN-PERSON, and parent/guardian and teen attendance is a requirement before a student receives a Driver Education Certificate of Completion card (DEC-8 card).

Non-District 8
Any Locality in Virginia Not Listed in District 8

As required by Virginia Code §22.1-205, the 90-minute Partners for Safe Teen Driving presentation will be held VIRTUALLY OR IN-PERSON, and parent/guardian and teen attendance is a requirement before a student receives a Driver Education Certificate of Completion card (DEC-1 card).

Parents/Guardians:  please complete this OPT-OUT FORM ONLY if you will NOT be attending the 90-minute parent/student driver education component with your teen, as required by Virginia Code §22.1-205.  Although a parent/guardian may opt-out of attending the presentation, it is MANDATORY for students to  complete the 90-Minute Parent/Student component as part of the state-approved classroom driver education curriculum to be eligible for a Classroom Driver Education Certificate of Completion (DEC-1).

Note:  A parent/guardian opt-out form is ONLY available to parents/guardians living in Non-District 8 counties and cities.