RECEIVING A 180 DAY PROVISIONAL LICENSE
DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Prince William County Public Schools provides the driver education instruction that meets the Virginia State requirements for students to receive their driver's license. In tenth grade physical education, each high school provides a minimum of thirty-six classroom hours of driver education instruction. Parents/guardians and their student drivers are required to attend a 90-minute traffic safety program as part of the in-classroom portion of the driver education curriculum. This program requirement must be met before a student receives a Driver Education Certificate of Completion card (DEC-1 card). Parent/Student Meeting Schedule
In order to receive a 180 Day Provisional License the student must meet several Virginia State requirements. Please click on the link below to read all of the requirements for the Juvenile Licensing Process in Virginia:
Juvenile Licensing Process in Virginia
AFTER SCHOOL RANGE/ROAD DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Range and Road In-Car Instruction is offered as an after school program at each Prince William County Public High School. Range/Road instruction is scheduled at each high school during the school year. Range/Road instruction provides 14 hours of driving in residential, open, and interstate roadways. For school registration and information, contact your driver education coordinator.
(CLICK on the Driver Ed Car Above)
You may access the registration site by clicking on the picture/icon.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR DRIVER EDUCATION
All Prince William County Public School students and parents have a new procedure for registering for the after school Behind-the-Wheel instruction offered by the School Division. Announcements will be made at all county high schools and access links will be placed on the School Division’s webpage www.pwcs.edu or go to the Health and Physical Education, Driver Education webpage for more information. Students should check with their classroom driver education teacher or the driver education coordinator at their school for additional details.
Summer Driver Education Behind the Wheel Instruction dates will be available for registration beginning May 1st. Students will be able to register online for available dates at each high school. Dates for instruction will be provided after the payment is made to the coordinator.
OBTAINING A LEARNERS PERMIT
If the applicant is at least 15 years and six months old and under the age of 18, a learner's permit may be obtained at a Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center after fulfilling several requirements. For details on the application and licensing process, go to www.dmv.state.va.us/ .
STUDENT DRIVER RESTRICTIONS
CURFEW IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY:
CURFEW IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA: All students who hold a valid Virginia driver's license and are under the age of eighteen years are subject to the following provisions:
Drivers 17 years of age or younger, with a LEARNER’S PERMIT or LICENSE, may NOT drive from:
- 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday - Thursday
- 11:59 PM to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday
GRADUATED LICENSE RESTRICTIONS:
- Restricted to one non-family teenage passenger until age seventeen;
- Midnight to 4 a.m. curfew except when driving to and from work, school sponsored activity, with a parent, or in cases of an emergency.
Note: The initial license issued to any person younger than 18 years of age shall be deemed a provisional incense.
For more information and wording for provisional driver license holder, please see
- Until the license holder is 18 years of age, a provisional driver's license holder may not have more ONE non-family passenger under 21 years of age.
- After the first year the provisional license is issued the holder may operate a motor vehicle with up to three passengers who are less than 21 years old when (i) the holder is driving to or from a school-sponsored activity, or (ii) a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old is occupying the seat beside the driver, or (iii) in cases of emergency.