Pursuant to Va. Code § 46.2-490.3. "Computer-based clinic provider," refers to any clinic licensed by the Department to conduct driver improvement clinics via the Internet or other electronic means as approved by the Department. "Computer-based" and "Online" are used interchangeably.
The Virginia Code grants the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) the authority to contract with entities to develop curricula for persons in need of driver improvement education and training and for those drivers interested in improved driving safety.
Vendors must apply to DMV to offer their online driver improvement course curriculum in the Commonwealth based on criteria established by the Department. The curriculum must be approved by DMV before it can be utilized by an online driver improvement course provider.
Before You Apply
Review the Computer-based Driver Improvement Curriculum Vendor Agreement (DIC 550) for more information.
Submitting the Application
To apply, you must submit:
- A Driver Improvement Curriculum Vendor Application (DI 14)
- Documentation which certifies that the Vendor is either a Virginia or domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Virginia. The Vendor shall also identify its registered office and registered agent.
- A signed Computer-Based Driver Improvement Curriculum Vendor Agreement (DIC 550)
- A paper copy of the course curriculum
- Copies of all quizzes and test questions including the answer guide
- Documentation identifying all validation sources that will be used to assure that the identity of the student is the person at the computer keyboard.
- A statement indicating if you intend to own, operate, or establish in any other manner a facility or clinic under the terms and conditions of the Curriculum Vendor Agreement prior to applying for and obtaining permission to operate a DMV-approved Online Driver Improvement Clinic.
How Long Does the Licensing Process Take?
While every case is different, the process generally takes approximately 30 days.
For additional information, contact the Driver Training Work Center at (804) 367-7050 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.