(614) 907-5903

6019 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Delaware County 43035
USA

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(614) 907-5903

1ST CHOICE DRIVING ACADEMY

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.

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM

(closed 2:30pm-3:30pm daily)

Closed Saturday & Sunday

CLASSROOM HOURS

Monday-Thursday 6PM-9:15PM

             **We will be closed November 28th and 29th for

Thanksgiving.  No class on Thursday the 28th.**

 

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Making a Difference

ABOUT US

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.

1ST CHOICE AT A GLANCE

NO WAIT REGISTRATION SIMPLIFIED

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. Please call the office to schedule the in-cars.  Once this is all done we will have your paper work ready to sign when you arrive.

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OUR SCHOOL

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.

MEET THE FAMILY

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

CLASSROOM/BTW & BTW ONLY FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

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 6pm to 9:15pm and run on a rolling schedule and do not have to be taken in order, so you can start any day Monday -Thursday. Included with the traditional class package is the 8 hour BTW. 

 

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.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL SCHEDULING

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.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULE

Our classes consist of 8-3 hour sessions that do not have to be taken in order. They are held Monday-Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:15pm.  You can start on any day that a class is being held. Currently it is not required to pre-select for attendance dates. Please click the calendar button below to view the classroom schedule.

ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION

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.  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.

ADULT ABBRIEVATED

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.

How To Get Started

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Forms

   50 Hour        Afidavidt

 

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Drive safe, it's not a race.