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At ARSEL we don't just help you pass the test, we help you become a better driver.

Who We Are

Learn to drive with ARSEL Driving School! Established in 2007 as the first official driving school in Gainesville, VA, ARSEL Driving School proudly serves students and drivers of all ages in Gainesville, Haymarket, Warrenton, and Bristow, VA.

ARSEL Driving School is composed of a fully licensed and insured family team that offers a variety of driving programs—including but not limited to behind the wheel, driver improvement course, and driver education. Call or click to register now with your friendliest community driving instructors!

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Ebby and Sima, owners of ARSEL Driving School


Behind the Wheel

A one week course where the student starts on Monday and receives their license on Sunday.
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Driver Improvement Course

An 8 hour program that's often required by a court or the DMV, in many cases also offering safe driving points.
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Driver Education

A class required before being allowed to take Behind the Wheel to receive your license.
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How to get a Driver's License for Teenagers in Virginia

Getting Your Learner’s Permit

The first step is to get a learners permit from the DMV. A learners permit will allow a teenager to drive while under the supervision of an adult at least 21 years of age or older. In order to get a learner's permit, Virginia law requires you to be be at least 15 years old and 6 months, and to also have the permission of their parent or legal guardian. Here are the necessary steps:

Getting Your Driver's License

To get a driver's license in Virginia, you are required to be at least 16 years old and 3 months, and you must also have held your learner's permit for at least 9 months. Here are the necessary steps: