Adult Students who are age 18 years or older


Your journey to obtaining driver license starts here at Bay Area Driving Academy. Many adults decide to learn to drive later in life. Whether you’re just turning 18 or celebrating your 80th birthday – learning to drive can be scary and exciting all at the same time. If you’re an adult seeking a California driver’s license – Bay Area Driving Academy is here to help! The good news – the process for adults is much simpler than for teenagers.



To obtain a California Driver’s License: California DMV requires for all adults 18+ years old the following:


  • Submit driver license application to California DMV and pay licensing fees.
  • Pass the California DMV written exam (you will then received a learner’s permit).
  • Pass the California DMV driving exam.


For more information on how to prepare and apply for a California driver license, please click here to access California DMV how-to guide.




Adults are not required to take any driver education courses. Adults can simply submit their application and fees to California DMV to apply for a California driver license. Schedule and pass your California DMV written knowledge exam. Once you have passed your written exam you will be immediately issued a learner’s permit.




Adults are not required to take any specific amount of in-car training, however, California DMV does require all adults to pass a driving exam in order to obtain a California driver license. Bay Area Driving Academy provides a comprehensive top quality Behind-the-Wheel Training Program to meet all DMV requirements and to fully prepare students for their driving test.


A top-rated industry veteran, Carrie Lampman, personally developed and designed our state-of-the-art program to not only cover the basics of driving but includes driver readiness/alertness, safety checks, basic car maintenance, freeway training, Bay Area driving culture and much more. All of our instructors were personally vetted, hired and trained by Carrie and all follow her comprehensive training program and style.


You can also choose any course that best suite your personal needs. Click here to review all available courses.

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    Kindly provide your (1) name, (2) contact information and (3) if you’re interested in our TEEN or ADULT program. One of our friendly customer service agents will assist you with information and scheduling as soon as possible.



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