Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Driver Education [8 VAC 20 ‑ 340]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulations establish for the public school system a standardized program of driver education in the safe operation of motor vehicles. Such program shall consist of classroom training and behind-the-wheel driver training. However, any student who participates in such a program of driver education shall meet the academic requirements established by the Board, and no student in a course shall be permitted to operate a motor vehicle without a license or permit to do so issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The program shall include instruction concerning (i) alcohol and drug abuse, (ii) aggressive driving, and (iii) motorcycle awareness. Such instruction shall be developed by the Department in cooperation with the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program and the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Such program shall require a minimum number of miles driven during the behind-the-wheel driver training.
State Authority Code of Virginia ยงยง 22.1-16 , 22.1-205 and 46.2-334
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To be determined.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Director of Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 60 and CH 340: Repeal chapter 60; amend CH 340 to add driver education requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/13/2016.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments:minimum number of miles driven during the behind-the-wheel phase of driver education instruction Final Stage withdrawn on 08/28/2002 after submission to the Registrar.