Why Choose The Academy of Driving?

  • We are a united family, we take pride in providing our community with excellent and affordable services. 


  • One-on-one training, parents are welcomed to ride along.

  •  We adjust our teaching to our clients needs. 


  • Same instructor throughout your training so that he or she gets familiar with the student’s process and so that the student is most at ease.

  • All driving school vehicles are new model sedans that have achieved the highest safety ratings from Consumer Reports.  Regularly maintained, cleaned from the inside to out. All our vehicles are equipped with a passenger side brake and mirror provided by the DMV.

  • There are no cancellation fees for rescheduling an appointment. We are very adaptive and understanding. We believe the more practice time between sessions the better. It is never a problem to reschedule or delay appointments.

  • There is no pre-payment due. We collect our school fees after we deliver our service. Payment is pay as you go for your convenience, you’ll pay the instructor after each session. We accept Cash/Check/Venmo. 


  •  Licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles #E4527 and fully insured through State Farm Insurance. All driver training must be approved by the DMV and receive an annual safety check by a licensed inspection agency

If I am a minor, how do I apply for a Driving permit?

  • Schedule an appointment 

  • Complete DL 44 application from the DMV website (Parent/Guardian signature required)

  • Two proofs of residency (PG&E, SMUD, phone bill, etc.)

  • Two forms of  documentation (Birth cert., SSN, etc.)

  • Online Drivers ED certification of completion 

  • $38 fee

How does a minor apply for their Drivers License?

  • The applicant must be at least 15 1/2 years old.

  • He or she must have completed 50 hours of practice time with a licensed adult over the age of 25.

  • The applicant must complete 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor and receive a valid

  • Certificate of Completion form signed by the instructor.

  • You must have your permit for at least 6 months.


  • Pass the DMV drive test. You must make an appointment beforehand. 

        The DMV appointment number is 1-800-777-0133.

What do I need to bring to the DMV for my driving test?
  • Certificate of Completion/Gold Slip

  • Permit signed by your parents or legal guardian along with their driver’s license number.

  • Proof of insurance for the vehicle that you will use on your test.

  • Current registration on the vehicle that you will use on your test.

  • A highly functioning automobile that has these attributes:

  • Make sure the following items are working properly:

- Driver's window roll up/down 
- Side/rear mirrors secured/unbroken 
- Front/back and left/right turn signals are operational 
- Both brake lights in working condition 
- Horn can be heard by other drivers 
- If there is a crack in the windshield, cannot exceed 3 to 5 inches