Q?What are the requirements to obtain a permit and/or license?

Bay Area Driving Academy is here to assist you in your journey to obtaining your California driver’s license. We have outlined the process of obtaining a learner’s permit and driver’s license for both teens and adults. You can access the information by clicking the following links:  Teens: License Requirements /  Adults: License Requirements


From our comprehensive programs to individualized courses and quality online education  – our mission is to provide the best resources and training.



Q?Why Bay Area Driving Academy?

Simply – we believe we are the best at what we do and we strive to that every day.


Our company’s mission is to change for the better the way people learn to drive in the San Francisco Bay Area by developing a modern and quality training program that focuses on the needs of our students while utilizing contemporary tools and resources.


Our vision is to become an industry leader in providing the best driver education and training to enable people to live better.


Q?What does your teen/adult programs cover?

Our Teen/Adult Academy Driving Program is developed by our Head Instructor/CEO and industry veteran Carrie Lampman. Carrie’s extensive experience in the driving school industry (over eight years) has enabled her to create a comprehensive, modern driving program that covers everything from basic techniques, driver safety, Bay Area drive culture, basic car maintenance, DMV driver test preparedness, and much more!


Find out more about our 3 – 2-hour lesson programs for both teens and adults by clicking on the following links:


 Teen Academy Driving Program

 Adult Academy Driving Program


Not a beginner? Need specific driver training? We also offer our A la Carte Courses – single 2-hour specialized training courses that you can take multiple sessions or mix & match to customize a program just right for you!


Check out our A la Carte Courses by clicking here.


Q?How do you screen your driving instructors?

Bay Area Driving Academy commitment to excellence and in being an industry leader ensures you are getting the VERY BEST driving instructors available in San Francisco Bay Area. Our instructors are hand selected by our very own CEO/Head Instructor Carrie Lampman through a highly vetted process to ensure the highest level of knowledge-ability and professionalism. All of our instructors exceed DMV standards and are certified with a California DMV Instructor’s License.


Our instructors are all:

  •  At least 21 years of age
  •  High School Graduate or GED
  •  Possess a clean driving record
  •  Pass a California DMV Physical
  •  Live Scan (fingerprinting) Check
  •  Background Check


For more information on our instructors and their bios – please click here.

Q?Is your driving academy DMV licensed, insured and bonded?

Yes, Bay Area Driving Academy is California DMV licensed, insured and bonded as required – DMV License #E2019.

Q?Do you offer driver’s education program/course?

Yes, Bay Area Driving Academy offers our Online Driver’s Education course. The convenient, interactive, simple and thorough course is California DMV approved and meets all requirement of the 30 hours of educational instruction.


 Please click here for more information on our Online Driver Education course.

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Q?What if I just want to take a refresher course or only one lesson?

Bay Area Driving Academy is here to provide you with all your needs – whether it is one lesson refresher course or our 3 – 2 hour Academy Program  – we have a course to fit your every need. Click on the following link for more course information:  AVAILABLE COURSES.

Q?How do I schedule a lesson? Cancellations? Re-scheduling?

To schedule immediately, use our online appointment system –  please click here.


Or simply email us for fastest response ([email protected]) OR text (669-232-3668) OR call (877-831-9882), us with your

  • (1) Name
  • (2) Contact Information: Email Address
  • (3) Interested in Teen or Adult Courses?


One of our friendly customer service agents will get back to you within one business day!


For cancellations and re-scheduling – please kindly notify us at least 24 hours before your lesson. A $100.00 cancellation fee will be applied for any cancellations or re-scheduling requests received with less than 24-hour notice to cover operational and staffing expenses.

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Q?What type of vehicle do you use for the driving lessons?

We use automatic Honda Civics, and each car has an extra brake and mirror for the instructor. Students are covered during each lesson, as our school carries comprehensive commercial auto insurance coverage on our vehicles. In addition, our company is bonded and insured for further protection to you.


Our vehicles are all:

  •  Following a strict maintenance program to ensure safety and performance
  •  Clean & Tidy at All-Times
  •  Exclusively using Honda Civics only for consistency
  •  Modern (less than 10 years old)
  •  GPS Tracker equipped for maximum safety


Click here for more information on our vehicles.

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