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June 22, 2021 DC DMV Service Update: DC DMV to Resume Walk-in Service Beginning Week of July 19.

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Driver Education

DC DMV's mandatory driver education that was scheduled to take effect May 1, 2016, has been suspended indefinitely. While driver education is not a requirement in the District of Columbia, the purpose is to prepare new drivers for the challenges of the road. For those who are interested in the DC DMV approved course in driver education that consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and eight hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, it is offered by driving schools that have been certified by DC DMV. The cost of the driver education is set by the individual driving schools.

DC DMV continues to approve driving schools and will add them to the list. 

List of Driver Schools Approved for Offering DC Driver Education

*Indicates classes offered in languages other than English

District of Columbia

Maryland

Virginia