Learn the Driving Manual & Pass the DMV Knowledge Test  

Re-establish Eligibility after 3rd DMV Test Failure

CDS offers the 8-hour Driver Manual Course. This class reestablishes eligibility to take the DMV Knowledge test after failing it 3 times previously.  This class is available to all ages.

To be admitted to the Driver Manual class, teens 17 and younger must provide a certificate of completion showing that they have previously succesfully completed the 30 hr / 36 period Driver Education classroom course. 

  • In public schools this form is referred to as the Certificate of Completion - Classroom Driver Education, DEC-1 "green card"
  • In commercial driving school this form is referred to as the Virginia Driver Training Certificate of Classroom Completion DTS 36,
  • On-line Driver's Education providers, approved by the Virginia DMV, issue their own certificate and a copy of that must be presented for admission into the Driver Manual course.

To see when and where the Driver Manual courses are held, please click here: Manual Course Calendar