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25 Driver’s Training Courses for Los Angeles Teens

Your teenager has their permit in hand and is ready to get some behind-the-wheel practice. The law requires at least 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a professional driving instructor if your child is under the age of 18.

(Still need to get your child their Driver’s Permit? Start the process on the CA DMV website.)

This list of Driver’s Training companies, also known as Driver’s Ed, will help your teen learn to drive, and help fulfill the requirements they’ll need in order to get their license. They’re located all over SoCal for your convenience.

You’ll need to find an instructor your teen feels comfortable with, and someone you feel confident will teach your teenager the skills, techniques, and procedures they’ll need to be able to pass their Drivers License Exam and serve as the foundation for a lifetime of safe driving.

Use this list as a starting point for your own research. And take a deep breath, Mom and Dad; it’s going to be OK.

Teen driver with hands on the steering wheel.
Teen driver with hands on the steering wheel.

Alphabetical List of Driver’s Training Classes in SoCal

1st Choice Driving and Traffic School
4112 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-2783

1st Choice Driving School gives lessons daily, with prices varying depending on traveling distance. A variety of packages are available as well, for beginning teens and older adults needing a refresher. Spanish is also spoken. 

A1 Driving and Traffic School
(310) 393-3033

Located right across the street from the DMV offices in Culver City, this driver’s training course is well known on the Westside. They also offer traffic school classes.

A Positive Driving Experience 
6356 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 206, Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 900-5830

A Positive Driving Experience serves the San Fernando Valley. Driving lessons are broken down into levels, with each lesson having a specific plan and objectives to meet. Lessons are offered as packages, with options including a 6-hour package, an 8-hour package, and a 10-hour package (each broken down into two-hour lessons). They are open seven days a week. 

This video from the California DMV has great information about how to get a permit.

Abel Driving School
1436 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 360-6886

Abel Driving School shares this promise with all students: “teach you the necessary safe driving skills that will last a lifetime.” Abel was founded in 2002, and since then has earned many happy customers. All lessons are two hours long and are offered seven days a week. 

ADVAN Driving School
141 W. Main St. Suite E, Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 888-9880

ADVAN Driving School prides itself on prioritizing safety, and their goal is to “establish graduates from our program with the safest driving records than any other competitor in Southern California.” They serve neighborhoods throughout the San Gabriel Valley. ADVAN is closed on Sundays. 

Avers Driving School
20100 Anza Ave., Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 538-8668

Avers Driving School, established in 2007, offers a variety of options so you can pick the type of training you want and need. They teach all ages — teen drivers, out-of-state drivers, senior drivers – and the curriculum is designed to meet the student’s pace. 

Related: 15 Safe Places to Practice Driving in SoCal

Behind The Wheel Driving School
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #211, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-2298

Behind The Wheel Driving School has been helping student drivers for over 25 years. In terms of driving lessons, students may choose from the Core Driving Program (a 6 hour program) or the Defensive Driving Program (a 12 hour program).  

Beverly Driving School
3242 W. 8th St. Unit 105, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 381-1771

Beverly Driving School offers two-hour driving lessons, with rates varying depending on zip code. Additionally, a six-hour package can be purchased which includes three driving sessions. Instructors speak Arabic, English, Farsi, and Spanish.

BloomTech Driving School
2216 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 840-3043

BloomTech Driving School believes “Driving is like a seed: with the right education it blooms.” Fees vary based on zip code. They offer driving lessons six days a week (closed on Sundays). 

CNC Driving School
2820 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 840-3480

CNC Driving School has “more than 20 years of expertise for driver education safety.” Before starting his own driving school, the owner had previous experience working as an instructor at other driving schools. Keep in mind, currently, availability is limited, and students may encounter a waiting period.

teen girl and and instructor in the car and ready to drive
This teen girl and her instructor are ready for a driving lesson!

Community Driving Traffic School 
726 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 222-3333

Community Driving Traffic School was established in 1986. All instructors are fully bilingual (English and Spanish), and other languages are available upon request. For teens, they offer both driver education and behind-the-wheel driver training. They are closed on Sundays. 

Cruise Control Driving School
251 W. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220
(310) 638-1288

Cruise Control Driving School serves the neighborhoods of Compton, Carson, and Paramount. They offer 2-hour class sessions, allowing students to schedule as many hours as they’d like, up to 30 hours. 

Delta Driving School 
2250 Fair Park Ave. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 254-0400

Delta Driving School was established in 1986. The specialize in helping both teens and adults gain the skills and confidence they need to successfully pass their driving test. Areas they serve include Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada, Pasadena, and Highland Park.

Drivers Ed Direct
9121 Oakdale Ave. Suite 120, Chatsworth, CA 91311
(800) 728-1048

Drivers Ed Direct describes itself as the “first driving school in the nation to offer behind-the-wheel training exclusively in hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs.” During training lessons, they will cover the basics as well as “advanced defensive driving techniques, dealing with technology in the car while driving and other issues that impact the lives of today’s teens.”

Easy As 1,2,3 Driving School
14416 Hamlin St., Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 718-0123

Easy As 1,2,3 Driving School has “over five years of expertise in the field of driver education and training,” and many happy former driving students. They serve a variety of neighborhoods including Simi Valley, Eagle Rock, Burbank, and Hollywood to name just a few. 

EZ Street Driving School
Multiple locations including
14441 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 895-3989

EZ Street Driving School was established in 1996, and practices and focuses on SIPDE – “search, identify, predict, decide, and execute;” a defensive driving skill and technique designed to boost a new driver’s confidence about passing the driving test. Lessons take place in either a Toyota Corolla or Toyota Prius. They offer lessons seven days a week. 

Ford Driving School
3111 Los Feliz Blvd. Suite #104, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 660-1212

Ford Driving School is ready to help teenage students learn the skills necessary to earn their drivers license. Different packages are offered including the standard 6 hour package, an additional 2 hour freeway lesson, a 12-hour package (broken up into 2 hour sessions), and more. Spanish is spoken as well. 

Kanor Driving School
5663 Lincoln Ave. Suite A, Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 821-4578

Kanor Driving School was established in 1995. Since then they’ve been helping student drivers – from teens to seniors. Students drive a Toyota Prius, and different packages are available depending on how many lessons a student needs, whether a student will be able to practice with someone other than the instructor, etc. They offer driving lessons 7 days a week.

Pegasus Ok Driving School
16614 Roscoe Pl. Suite 224, North Hills, CA 91411
(818) 744-6618

For more than twenty years, Pegasus Ok Driving School has been helping teens, adults, and seniors learn the skills needed to earn their drivers license. They are closed on Sundays. 

Primo Westwood Driving Schools
10909 Kinross Ave., Westwood, CA 90024
(888) 978-7299

Primo Westwood Driving Schools begin each lesson by discussing the plan for that day. At the end of the lesson, instructors review the skills that were taught and talk about what students should practice until the next lesson. Each lesson is two hours long, and lessons are available seven days a week. 

California DMV parking lot sign
This is where your Teen will undoubtedly pose for a photo when they get their license.

Safeway Driving School
1999 1st St., Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-5646 and
2220 N. Moorpark Rd. #105, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 494-8880

Safeway Driving School has two locations to serve you. They were established more than 15 years ago, and offer their services 7 days a week. Lessons take place in new Toyota Corollas and Prius vehicles. A wide variety of behind-the-wheel training services are offered, so teens can make sure their training fits their needs. 

Sam’s Private Driving Lessons
(818) 667-9999

“Sam is a professional driving instructor with more than 20 years of experience.” Teaching is available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Armenian. Lessons are offered seven days a week and are conducted in newer model Toyota Prius vehicles. Rates vary depending on the area served. 

Santa Clarita Driving School
(661) 255-1430

The founder of Santa Clarita Driving School, Sam M., has been in business since 1978 and taught over 7000 students. He has earned many, many five-star reviews. Appointments are available seven days a week. 

Yolanda’s Driving School
440 E. Huntington Dr. #360, Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 625-5006

Yolanda’s Driving School offers one-on-one training. Lessons take place in Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas. A variety of sessions are available, whether your teen needs six hours of lessons or twelve hours or some extra freeway practice. The founder has been a driving and traffic instructor since 1994 and established her own business in 2016. 

Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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Monday 10th of April 2023

This title should be 25 Driver TRAINING Courses for Los Angeles Teens, as this is a list for Driver Training not Driver Education. Driver Education is a written course you can take for free in high school or inexpensively online and you HAVE to complete this before you can even get a permit if you are 15 1/2 -17 1/2 years old in California.

Sarah Auerswald

Saturday 15th of April 2023

Hi Sandy, Thanks for the clarification!

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