Frequently Asked Questions
Please feel free to send us a message or call us at (301) 577-8000 if your question is not answered below.
Our office location:
9458 Lanham Severn Road
Please call (301) 577-8000
Our Office is opened from 9am – 6pm. Monday to Friday. 10am -5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The tuition is generally between $300 and $390. This includes 2 weeks in class and 6 hours of Behind the Wheel lesson. If you need the classroom portion only, and want to take the driving lessons elsewhere, the tuition for classroom only is $150.
Please check out for Seasonal discounts.
No problem! You can arrange to make up the day that you missed during a later class. Please be advised that students may not miss more than 4 days of class. However, MVA policy requires that all students attend the first day of class, so please keep in mind that you cannot miss the first day.
For the standard Driver's Education Program, we accept cash, check, money order, and all major Debit and Credit Cards.
Please make checks and money orders payable to SP Driving Academy.
We offer different levels of Driver Education:
- Driver's Education
- Adult Practice
- 3-hour Alcohol and Drug Education
- Driver's Improvement Program
- Vehicle- For Rent for MVA Test
- One-on–one mentorship
If you have a Learner's Permit, or have never held a driver's license, you should take the full Driver's Education program. This includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving practice. This class is required in order to obtain a Provisional License.
The 3-hour Drug and Alcohol program is for students who have an international license or a license from another country. After completing this course, you must pass both a written test and a driving test at the Maryland state MVA.
Yes, We offer 2 hours lessons at a cost of $150, cash or money order or any Debit or Credit Card. Please call our office at 301-577 8000 to book driving lessons.
ll our cars are automatic because we presently have a low demand for Manual.
Yes, you must register at least 3 days in advance.
We keep all completed student records for three years. Incomplete student records will be held for three years.
You do NOT need a learner's permit to start Driver's Education. Many use the course to prepare for the MVA learner's permit test. (You can apply for a learner's permit at the age of 15 and 9 months.)
The Driver's Education course consists of two parts: a classroom portion, and an in-car driving portion. Students may take the classroom portion without a learner's permit, and then complete the road training after obtaining a permit.
You can either pay online with a credit card to reserve a seat, or you may bring payment with you on the first day of class.
The required age for a Learner's Permit is 15 years and 9 months old, with co-signature of a parent or guardian required for all applicants under age 18. New drivers must pass vision and knowledge tests at the MVA. The vision requirement is 20/40 vision (or corrective lenses). The knowledge test is a 20-question exam taken on a computer. Obtaining a Learner's Permit costs $50.
Special-needs students may set up a verbal examination by appointment only. Please contact the MVA if you require this service.
The required age for a Provisional License is 16 years and 6 months old, with co-signature of a parent or guardian required for all applicants under age 18. Other requirements include: successful completion of the full Driver's Education program, a minimum of 60 hours supervised driving practice outside of class, and a valid Learner's Permit held for at least nine months. New drivers who meet these requirements are eligible to test for the Provisional License. This is a driving test, scheduled by appointment only.
For more information, please visit Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator website.