Online Driver Improvement Course (DIC) :

Click the following links to get started:

Step 1: Pay Enrollment Fee

Step 2: Link to registration will be given once payment has been submitted.

Driver Improvement Program

Under Age 18: If you are convicted of a demerit point traffic violation (or safety belt/child restraint violation) committed when you were under age 18, DMV will require that you complete a driver improvement clinic. If you do not complete the clinic within 90 days, DMV will suspend your driving privilege until you complete the clinic and pay a reinstatement fee. After your second conviction for a demerit point traffic violation (or safety belt/child restraint violation) committed when you were under age 18, DMV will suspend your driving privilege for 90 days. Your third conviction will result in a revocation of your driving privilege for one year or until you reach age 18, whichever is longer. Age 18 or 19: DMV will require you to complete a driver improvement clinic if you are convicted of a demerit point or safety belt/child restraint violation committed while you were age 18 or 19.
Age 18 or Older: DMV will require you to complete a driver improvement clinic if you accumulate 12 demerit points within 12 months or 18 points within 24 months. If you do not complete the clinic within 90 days, DMV will suspend your driving privilege. If you receive 18 demerit points within 12 months or 24 points within 24 months, DMV will suspend your driving privilege for 90 days and require that you complete a driver improvement clinic.

ONLINE Driver’s Education course (DTS):

Click the following links to get started:

Step 1: Pay Enrollment Fee

Step 2: Link to registration will be given once payment has been submitted.

36 periods of Driver Education 

Phyllis Foster Driving School has partnered with 3A Method Driving Schools to offer a state-approved online course option for new drivers. Please follow the course procedure below to enroll and complete the course.

1. After paying through the Buy Now button just above, you will be directed to the online course where you will register and begin the course.

2. At the completion of the course, you’ll be able to take your examination online at a time of your choosing. Once you’ve taken it and passed, we’ll be notified and prepare your certificate for you.

3. Our course instructor will grade and test and share results. If the student passes the course, the instructor will receive the certificate of completion for that student and can continue with the behind-the-wheel portion of the course or issue the certificate to the student when there is a request to transfer. If the student fails the examination, the student will be allowed to review any section of the completed course to prepare to take the examination again.

Course Essentials

The program consists of at least 30 hours of instructions and includes components about alcohol safety, drug abuse awareness, aggressive driving, distracted driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, handicapped parking, fuel efficient driving practices, motorcycle awareness and organ and tissue awareness as required by law.

All individuals who elect to take the classroom components of the driver’s education course online must take the online course through a DMV licensed driver training school. Home-schooled students are exempt from this requirement.

In order to benefit from the course, you must be able to work independently and be comfortable with using a computer.

8-Hour Driver’s Manual Course:

Click the following links to get started:

Step 1: Pay Enrollment Fee

Step 2: Link to registration will be given once payment has been submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why take this online course?
  2. How do I know if I am eligible to take this course?
  3. How long do I have to complete the course?
  4. When do I get my Certificate of Completion?
  5. How much does the course cost and how do I pay for it?
  6. Do I need any special computer system requirements or downloads to take the course?
  7. How do I register for this course?
  8. Do I need to use the same computer to complete the course?
  9. If I am already registered and have exited after completing only some of the sessions, how do I re-enter the course?
  10. What should I do if I can’t remember the answer to one of my personal validation questions?

Why take this online course?

You are required to take this course because you have failed the learner’s permit or renewal test three times, and you are now required by the DMV to take this 8-hour course to be eligible to retake the test.

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How do I know if I am eligible to take this course?

  • The Virginia DMV has reviewed and Licensed this online course – and all ages are eligible. However, please be aware of the following:
  1. If you are under age 18 – You must retake the classroom component of driver education (consisting of 36 50-minute classroom sessions). If you wish to take the online eight-hour Driver’s Manual course, in the classroom or online, you must provide proof of having completed the classroom component of driver education before you are allowed to enroll in the Driver’s Manual course. Please call us at 757-923-5447 or email us at driving@phyllisfosterdriving.com to find out how to provide proof.
  2. If you are age 18 or older – You must either take the classroom component of driver education(consisting of 36 50-minute classroom sessions) or complete an eight-hour Driver’s Manual course in the classroom or online
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How long do I have to complete the course?

You can complete the course at your own pace logging on and off as many times as necessary to complete the course.

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When do I get my Certificate of Completion?

Once you have successfully completed the course by passing the final exam online, we will email you a course completion certificate (DMV Form DTS CE).

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How much does the course cost and how do I pay for it?

The cost of the course is  $250. You will pay this fee using our secure payment processor. Once we have confirmed your payment receipt, your Certificate of Completion (DTS CE) will be emailed to you. We accept PayPal or Credit/Debit.

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Do I need any special computer system requirements or downloads to take the course?

There are NO special system requirements or downloads necessary to take this online course.

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How do I register for this course?

1. To begin, return to our Home Page and click on the “Click Here to Register!” button on the left hand side of the page or on the “register” link in the center of that same page.
2. Select your course.
3. Fill out the Registration form.
4. Review the information and click on the “register” button.
5. The list of sections will appear. Click on the “start course” button to begin learning!

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Do I need to use the same computer to complete the course?

No; you can log-in, re-enter, and take the course using any computer with any type of Internet connection.

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If I am already registered and have exited after completing only some of the sessions, how do I re-enter the course?

Simply go to our Home Page and in the “Re-Enter the Course” section on the left, enter your First Name, Last Name, and Birthday in the proper format (mm/dd/yy). Then hit the “login!” button to resume the course. Don’t worry, our student progress monitoring feature will allow to pick up exactly where you left off.

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What should I do if I can’t remember the answer to one of my personal validation questions?

Call us at 757-923-5447 or email us at driving@phyllisfosterdriving.com for assistance, click on the Contact Us button at the top of this page for all of our contact information.

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