Frequently asked questions
Do I have to take Drivers Ed?
Only if you are under 18. If you are under 18 you are required by the DMV to take Drivers Education as well as Drivers Training before you can get your license.
Do I have to have a permit?
Yes. Regardless of your age, you have to pass the written test and get a "permit" before you can take Behind-the-Wheel classes.
How long is my permit valid?
The application is valid for one year. If you pass the written test the day you apply, then your permit will be valid for one year. Let's say that you don't pass the written test when you apply for your permit, and that you ended up taking two months to pass it. In that case, your permit will be valid for only ten months.
Can I drive by myself?
No. The learner's permit allows you to practice while supervised by an instructor, or by one of your parents, or by another licensed driver. If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 25 years or older. If you are caught driving without a license or alone with a learner’s permit, you could have your vehicle impounded, you could get a ticket, and you could have your ability to get your license postponed for quite some time.
How long do I have to wait to get my license?
You must be 15 ½ before you can take the written test to get a permit. After you get your permit you must be practicing with supervision for 6 months before you can get your license. There are no exceptions.
Do I have to take Driver’s Training?
Yes. If you want to get your license before you turn 18 then you must complete six hours of Behind-the-Wheel training with a DMV licensed instructor. At the end of the first day the instructor will validate your permit (your permit is not valid until you have completed your first day of behind-the-wheel training- READ Notice on second page of your permit). At the end of the third class, the instructor will give you a Certificate of Completion (Golden Cert) that you will need to present to DMV, the day of Road Test, in order to prove that you have completed Behind-the-Wheel training with a DMV licensed professional school.
Do I have to have insurance in order to take a driving class?
No. When a student is driving with one of our instructors s/he is covered by the instructor's insurance.
Can I use the instructor’s car for my driving test?
Do you have classes in Spanish?
YES. We have bilingual instructors for Behind-the-Wheel training.
Is there a cancellation fee?
Yes. In order to pick you up and be able to arrange our appointments around your schedule, the school and each instructor commits time and resources for the purpose of ensuring her/his availability. It is almost impossible to reschedule a new student when an appointment is not cancelled ahead of time. Therefore, it will be greatly appreciated that you keep all the appointments that you have originally set. Please, keep in mind that any appointment cancelled without 2 full calendar days notice prior to the day of the lesson will incur in a $50 cancellation fee.
What areas do you cover?
Our Behind-The-Wheel lessons are offered to the greater San Diego area. Mainly Clairemont, Bay Park, Point Loma, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, University City, Kearny Mesa, Tierra Santa, Serra Mesa, Ocean Beach, Downtown San Diego, College, San Carlos, La Mesa, Coronado, National City, Bonita, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Otay Ranch, Imperial Beach, San Yisidro. Basically, we try to cove anything south of Del Mar and north of San Ysidro, and our instructors are also able to go as far east as El Cajon. Del Mar and Carmel Valley are conditional to weekends and/or holidays.