WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY — Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) announced that it has partnered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to offer remote learner’s permit testing.
Through this program, students can choose to take the exam in a proctored setting within their schools using the MorphoTrust AutoTest system. This test is linked directly to the DMV’s website, providing for the same test in which they would take at a DMV service center. Immediately following completion, students receive their test resultsand are issued a “testing ticket” to take to a DMV Customer Service Center to expedite the issuing process.
This new program has several advantages including allowing for students to take the approximately 30-minute 2-part knowledge test in a familiar setting and avoid having to go to a DMV Center for the exam. Additionally, the program is offered at no cost to the Commonwealth’s school systems.
Tully Wellborn, director of strategic management services for the DMV, notes that response to the remote testing format has been exceptional.
WJCC notes that nearly a dozen students from Warhill High School will be the first group in the district to take the exam later today (Feb. 17). In a statement released by WJCC on Feb. 17, the district states that these students waited months for appointments to take the exam at a local DMV Center. However, today they will report to the school’s library immediately following classes for said exam.
The release also notes that all three of WJCC’s high schools will be offering the program in the future.
Warhill High is one of 150 schools (out of the 623 high schools in Virginia) to offer this program.