(614) 907-5903


Getting You Road Ready

In preparing our children for the safest future, 1st Choice Driving Academy is pioneering the field of driver education through our dedication and commitment to our students’ needs. We offer a unique educational experience designed to enhance intellectual growth  and to teach safe driving skills. We welcome all prospective students for a visit anytime.

 6019 Columbus Pike

Lewis Center, OH  43035

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Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday 10am-6pm

Wednesday 10am-4pm

Thursday 10am-6pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday Closed

Our Office will be closed April 7th, 8th, 9th & 12th.  No paperwork or certificates will be processed during this time.  Scheduled drive lessons will continue as usual during these dates.  The Office will open on April 13th at 10am.

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Making a Difference


At 1st Choice Driving Academy we are a family owned business proudly providing to Delaware, OH, Powell, OH, Lewis Center, OH, Worthington, OH and other surrounding areas a service  that is near and dear to our hearts.  This life adventure started from us being in the exact position you are in, looking for a good program to assist you and your child with driver education.  We are here  to help your child become a responsible, safe driver and too successfully achieve the privilege of having a drivers license.  1st Choice Driving Academy provides an enriched classroom learning environment that can be started as early as 15 yr 5 mo. Students can procure their permit at 15 yr 6 mo to begin behind-the-wheel with our instructors that are dedicated to helping students achieve a higher level of driving ability and understanding.  It's really not about us, it's all about the students!  Give us a call if you need more information.

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At 1st Choice Driving Academy we know schedules are busy. We have simplified registration and scheduling  as much as we could. All you have to do is click the "Register" button and fill out the short form and submit.  Next you click the "Purchase"  button located on this page or "Pricing" at the top of the page and then choose the service you are looking for. Once you are registered and paid we will contact you to schedule in-cars.





At our newly remodeled facility you will feel right at home in a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our late model vehicles are professionally decaled to provide the highest level of visibility to ensure the students safety.


Our family is dedicated to providing your family the best possible experience as we partner together in creating safe Ohio drivers.


Instructor, Dennis Bowman and his highly trained team of instructors at 1st Choice Driving Academy go out of their way to engage the students and inspire them to inquire and learn. This class consists of 10 units of state provided curriculum that can be completed in 8 -3 hour classes. The classes are Monday through Thursday from 4:15pm to 7:30pm and run on a rolling schedule.  Class 1 must be the first attended class and class 8 must be the last attended class. Included with the traditional class package is the 8 hour BTW.  We are limited to the number of students that can attend so a seat must be confirmed for your student.


The BTW can also be purchased separately for those students who are taking the online course. We take the certificates from all Ohio approved on-line providers. 

The BTW drive sessions allow the student to practice and experience driving with a state certified instructor. The drives consist of 4-2 hour sessions and include maneuverability on every lesson (weather permitting). 


**Please be advised that on-line students must have the original 2 hour enrollment certificate from the on-line provider  and have turned it in to our office prior to the first in-car session**

Hurry and purchase now - there are limited spaces for class and drive times.  Give us a call today if you want to learn more or click button below to purchase.


On-line scheduling is currently unavailable.  Once you are paid you can schedule your drive times by calling  our office at 614-907-5903.

**Notice To Parents**

Please be advised that it is a State of Ohio requirement that students under the age of 18 must do a minimum of 50 hours of drive time, 10 hours of this being at night, with a parent or guardian.  We require a minimum of 20 hours of this requirement be done with the parent or guardian prior to the in-car instruction with our instructors. 

Also, per state code, there is a 6 month time limit for your student to complete the program whether it is classroom and drive or drive only. The 6 months starts on the day you sign the training agreement.  If the agreement is not completed within the 6 months the student must start over and purchase again.


Our classes consist of 8-3 hour sessions. They are held Monday-Thursday from 4:15pm to 7:30pm.   Class 1 must be attended first and class 8 must be attended last.  Please click the calendar button below to view the classroom schedule.


We are partnering with a top online class instruction provider, iGottaDrive, to provide the convenience of accessing your driver education anytime and anywhere. Our goal is to spur our students’ curiosity and allow them to learn at their own pace by providing this convenient service.  With this option there are 2 certificates that the student will receive through the US Postal service. Per state code, the student MUST turn in to our office the 2 hour enrollment certificate and have all paperwork signed by the parent/guardian PRIOR to their first in-car session date.  The 24 hour completion certificate must be turned in to receive our certificate that allows the student to take the license exam.

To get registered with iGottaDrive please use the button below.


Starting July 1, 2017, adults age 18 years and older who have never held a driver license before and who fail their first attempt at the maneuverability and/or road test are required to take an Abbreviated Adult Training Course.  A completion certificate showing successful completion of the course (both classroom/on-line and driving) must be presented to the testing station before a second attempt at the Ohio driving test can be done.  For more information or to sign up for the on-line class option click the button below.

Adult driving  lessons are available.  You can choose a package of 4-2 hour driving sessions (total of 8 hrs) or individual 2 hr sessions are available for purchase.  Fill out the registration form then select "Purchase" and then select "Adult Drive Only" or "2 hour Drive Time" option.

For more information on our courses, rates and availability, feel free to contact us.

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(614) 907-5903

6019 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Delaware County 43035

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