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 military@heav.org for assistance.


Yvonne Bunn
Director of Homeschool Support and Government Affairs

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