Toppers Driving School offers the Behind the Wheel class that students 17 years of age and under are required to take in order to get their Virginia Drivers License. The prerequisites to take BTW are that students hold a valid Virginia's learners permits, they have completed both the 36 hour drivers education class and the 90 teen parent class. The BTW program is a test for students to receive their license at the completion of this course. Although there is driver instruction during this class, student are expected to have road experience prior to taking this course.
This course is a 7 day class, which consist of 50 minutes of driving and 50 minutes of observation each day. Students are required by the State of Virginia to go out in pairs to complete both of the aforementioned requirements. If the students want to partner with a friend who also needs BTW that is encouraged, if not Toppers Driving will look to partner them up with another student.
The cost of the behind the wheel is $325.00 payable on the first day of driving. The amount is payable by cash or check (make checks payable to Toppers Driving School.) Instruction provided does not guarantee that any student will pass the state licensed examination or that the student can secure a license, or guarantee employment, upon completion of the course. If a student fails there final road skills test, they will be allowed to retake the test at the cost of $50.00 There will be a waiting period of one to four weeks to retake the test depending on the schedule of Toppers Driving School.
Scheduling to complete the 7 mandated days of BTW are either done Monday - Friday and Monday and Tuesday of the following week. Wednesday - Friday and Monday through Thursday of the following week. Friday - Saturday and Monday - Friday of the following week. The schedule for public school students during school days would be either 7:15am - 8:55am, 4:05pm - 5:45pm, or 6:00pm - 7:40pm. During the weekend, school holidays and summer vacation our start time is 7:00am - 4:00pm. Home school or driving lessons can be completed during the day anytime from 7am - 8pm. We will now be closed on Sundays.
*The cost of the BTW program will be changing for students who start on or after May 1st 2021 to $325.00. This price increase will cover the constant rise of gas prices but will still keep our cost lower than other credible driving schools in our area.