Adult Drivers Policy

Students must be 18 years of age by the first classroom session. All Behind The Wheel Driving Practice Packages will be Divided into one-hour / ninety minutes/ of Driving practice sessions.

Adult drivers Ed. Course Packages: 

  • 3 hours of classroom Lesson 
  • 45 Minutes of Behind The while (Pre-Test Drive)
  • 3 hours of Behind the Wheel
  • 6 Hours of Behind The Wheel
  • 10 hours Of Behind the Wheel
  • 12 hours Of Behind the Wheel

Mission Statement: To effectively teach traffic theory and driving skills with emphasis on safety so students may have a lifetime of driving success.

Classroom Policies

  1. Attendance - If a student misses a class session due to illness and/or family emergency, all class hours must be made up and a student may reschedule his/her class but no refund of tuition.
  2. Expulsion - If a student is removed from any class session for behavior problems, cheating, drug and/or alcohol use, the student will be immediately dropped with no tuition refund and will not be allowed to enroll in Seattle Driving Academy. ?
  3. Withdrawals - There are no tuition refunds if you withdraw from the class      within 48 hours before class session starts. ?
  4. Class Refunds:You may request a full refund up to 7 days before the BTW lesson and/or classroom lessons start date. There is a $25 processing fee will be for each class refund requested. Please allow up 2-3 weeks for processing. In the final 7 days before the class start date you may receive a 50% of paid amount as a refund. Refund requests made after the class has started are not eligible for refund but he/she can reschedule for his/her convenient time.
  5. Canceled Class: Seattle Driving Academy has the right to cancel a class when BDA is not capable of delivering the lessons for any reason. If a class is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If you paid by credit card, your refund will be credited to that account number.
  6. If you paid by cash or check, your refund check will come to you in the mail in 2-3 weeks from Seattle Driving Academy.
  7. Students will be taught defensive driving skills, Rules Of The Road and Safe Driving procedures. They will be prepared to DOL knowledge and driving Skill Tests as well.
  8. Payment - Course fees are expected to be paid in full at time of registration.
  9. Behavior - Electronic media is not allowed in the classroom.  Cell phones must be turned off during all class sessions and BTW drives. Students are responsible for any damage to supplies, materials, and/or equipment caused by misuse, abuse, and/or careless behavior. Vandalism is grounds for dismissal without refund. ?
  10. Lerner’s permit must be obtained before signing up for any BTW lessons. Permits must be on your person to drive showing up without a permit is the same as simply doing NO-SHOW.
  11. Every attempt must be made to meet your BTW drive lesson appointment. Missed appointment is considered NO-SHOW and a fee of $50.00 will be assessed to your account. If you need to cancel a drive appointment, first try to schedule a classmate into your slot. If you cannot find another classmate to use your time slot you must call (206) 241-9000 48 hours before your appointment. All NO-SHOW fee must be paid in cash and must be paid before you schedule another BTW drive lesson.
  12. If you are more than 30 minutes late for a schedule BTW drive lesson, you will be charged NO-SHOW fee. However, with that Grace period” the instructor may be up to 15 minutes late with a previous student. You must remain at the pickup location for 15 minutes for adjusted scheduling.
  13. Students appearing drunk and/or under the influence will be dropped from the class without a tuition Refund. 
  14. DOL Skill Test will not be part of any behind the wheel packages.
  15. None of the BTW packages rates include DOL Skill Test Fees.
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