Efficient School Of Driving
Serving Northern & Central Virginia locations to include Stafford, Spotsylvania & Fauquier counties. Below you’ll find the information you need about our courses, our team, or our methodology. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us today. Our schedule fills up fast!
Hear it from the Source
“He was fantastic at giving me directions, he gave clear and decisive instructions when teaching. He taught me many useful tips and strategies to practice safe driving. He was patient, helpful, And overall an amazing instructor. 5 stars deserved!"
“My son finished his driving class today with Mr. Cliff and I could not be happier with the level of professionalism and kindness shown. Hunter was very happy with the way he was treated during the class and the way Mr. Cliff taught with calmness and caring.”
“I am learning to drive a car, my instructor, Mr. Cliff, is a wonderful person, he calmly explains and from the first classes I got behind the wheel and drove off, I recommend this school as a high professional!!!”
“I guarantee that you will quickly learn how to drive a car and pass the test easily ! ;)”
“I recommend this school for teaching children and adults, Cliff is a very responsible and attentive instructor.”
“Highly recommend for anyone requiring a refresher course or learning anew. Cliff teaches patiently and ensures you're prepared to pass the road test.”
Classes and Courses
NEW! Efficient School of Driving is committed to the safety and health of its students and instructors with regards to Coronavirus / COVID-19. Our instruction vehicles are sanitized daily between each lesson.
Discounts proudly offered to military members & veterans. Thank you for your service.
Private Driving Lessons
$55 per 60 minute lesson
This course has been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years, and has provided the perfect foundation to enter the next level of learning. Get in touch with questions or to learn more.
Behind the Wheel
$285 7/50 minute lessons with road test for students under 18
Through this course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. To get started & reserve your spot, simply email a picture of the student's learners permit & available dates, times, pick up & drop off locations for lessons.
Who Are We?
We are veteran owned instructor with a passion for teaching students achieve their goals safe & practical driving skills.
At Efficient School Of Driving, we strive to empower students to tackle challenges and take on new experiences.
Family Owned & Operated
What services do you offer?
Currently, we provide Behind the Wheel instruction & private lessons by a certified instructor. Our instructor works with students to provide the basics and help develop their safe driving skills, prior to completing Behind the Wheel or taking a road test at the DMV.
Are your services for teenagers only?
We offer driving instruction services to both teens and adults.
What areas do you service?
The counties of Fauquier, Stafford & Spotsylvania counties.
What are your prices for instruction?
Behind the Wheel $285 or Private Lessons $55. A 50% deposit is required to sign up for Behind the Wheel classes. $50 is non-refundable if lessons are cancelled by the student or parent/guardian at anytime.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts to military members & veterans.
Can I be picked up for my lessons?
We are able to pick up/drop off students from home, school, or work. Please specify pick up & drop off locations prior to scheduling. Once the schedule has been set with your instructor, they will pick you up for your in-car lessons unless you specify otherwise.
How old do I have to be to receive a Learner’s Permit in Virginia?
In Virginia, you must be 15 years and 6 months old to be eligible for a Learner’s Permit.
How old do I have to be to receive a Driver’s License in Virginia?
You must be 16 years and 3 months old, and have had a Learner’s Permit for a minimum of 9 months before you are eligible to receive a Driver’s License.
If you’re over the age of 18, you have two options:
1) you can take the road test at the DMV if you’ve had your Learner’s Permit for a minimum of 60 days.
2) If you have completed a Driver’s Education course, you can waive the 60 day waiting period by completing 14 periods of Behind the Wheel with us. (7 periods of driving and 7 periods of observation*)
What is Behind the Wheel?
The behind-the-wheel course consists of 7 classes (1 class per day) of in-car instruction. The class must have at least 2 students and no more than 3 students per student driver vehicle. Each class is approximately 2 hours in the vehicle, 50 minutes of driving and 50 minutes of observation*.
The road skills test is given during the seventh instruction period. Upon successful completion of the course and the road test, students will have their driver's license issued. If the student's eligibility date for use of the license is more than a month away, then parents' can ask that the driving school hold the license until the eligibility date is closer.
Do I need driving experience for Behind the Wheel?
Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in driving skills. The behind-the-wheel course does not include teaching you how to drive. Students should have experience on multiple types of roads and not just in neighborhoods or parking lots.
What if I don’t have driving experience?
If you enter Behind the Wheel with minimal or no skills and experience, then you should understand that the 6.5 hours of driving in this course may not be enough time for you to learn and perform the skills necessary to qualify for a driver's license. You can sign up for private lessons to gain more driving experience needed for Behind the Wheel.
How does the process work?
If under the age of 18, please have the following:
your Virginia learner's permit
your DEC-1, DTS 36 (driver education certificate), or DTS C (if the 36 fifty-minute periods of classroom instruction was completed)
a driving log with at least 30 hours completed
comfortable shoes that are safe for driving
Upon completion of your course, your instructor will provide the Final Road Test. If you pass the road test, your instructor will finalize the DMV documentation for your 180-day provisional driver's license.
I’m over the age of 18. Do I need Behind the Wheel?
Behind the Wheel is not required for individuals age 18 or older applying for a driver's license. Individuals age 18 and older can hold the learner's permit for a period of 60 days, then return to the DMV to take the Final Road Test. Road test applicants must complete the CSMA 19 form with a licensed driver and submit the form to the DMV when arriving to take the test.
For individuals who would like to get their driver's license before the 60-day holding period, we offer Adult Behind the Wheel which consists of 7 classes (1 class per day) of in-car instruction. The road skills test is given during the seventh instruction period. Upon successful completion of the course and the road test, you will receive an adult waiver that must be submitted to DMV to have your driver's license issued.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards for payment.
What happens if I miss a lesson or class?
For planning and scheduling purposes, we ask that any foreseeable absences be brought to our attention immediately so that accommodations be made. For same day cancellations or “no-shows”, cancellation fees will apply.
Get in Touch
For classes or lessons in Fauquier, Stafford & Spotsylvania counties, contact
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