Military Families and Driver Education

Q. We are a military family, and I don’t have a Virginia driver’s license. Can I teach my child to drive?

A. Military homeschooling families in Virginia teaching driver education do not need to obtain a Virginia driver’s license if their current license is valid. Homeschool families can teach the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s education;The DMV form requires resident families’ parents to hold a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Military families should fill out the form with the information from their current license and write a cover letter explaining they are military. They should include any additional information from their current valid state license. Mail the information and the other required documents for behind-the-wheel training to the main DMV office in Richmond as described on our website for driver’s education.

DO NOT take the forms or letters to a local DMV. They have no authority to make exceptions. It should take one to three weeks to process.

If you are denied, please contact HEAV at for assistance.


Yvonne Bunn
Director of Homeschool Support and Government Affairs

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