Best-in-class 1:1 Driving Lessons
International Drivers Academy provides the best-in-class learning experience for students of all ages and skill levels. With experienced instructors and a one-on-one personalized approach, IDA allows you to choose a learning path that best suits your needs. We offer lessons in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
60 min: $95 per lesson
90 min: $145 per lesson
120 min: $190 per lesson
The final payment will include a 3.5% credit/debit card processing fee.
IDA's office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Appointments outside these hours and on holidays incur a $20 per hour fee. 24-Hour urgent appointments are available by email only, for an additional fee of $80 per hour.
For Experienced Drivers
Scheduling a 2-hour lesson is advisable for a more in-depth exploration of additional driving fundamentals and to allow sufficient time for practical practice. The 1-hour lesson, on the other hand, is intended to help you assess your compatibility with the instructor's teaching style.
For New Drivers
We recommend a minimum of 12 to 14 hours of practice before the driving test. Students who experience nervousness on the road may find it beneficial to allocate additional hours for preparation.
What will you learn from the lessons?
Learn the basics, driving foundations, driving habits, parallel parking, backing around the corner, and hill parking.
Improve and establish good driving habits and a strong foundation. Understand road rules and road signs. You can choose to drive in ONE of the following environments: city, highway, or mountain curvy roads.
Make further improvements and gain better control of the vehicle. Understand and respond to road rules, right-of-way, road signs, controlled intersections, and uncontrolled intersections. Practice all maneuvers. Practice all driving maneuvers and experience driving in TWO of the following settings: city, highway, at night, or on mountain curvy roads.
Demonstrate self-reliance and full control of the vehicle. Independently apply road rules, understand right-of-way, interpret road signs, navigate controlled and uncontrolled intersections. Drive in THREE of the following environments: city, highway, mountain curvy roads, and at night.
14 - 20 hours:
Achieve enhanced self-reliance and vehicle control. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of road rules, right-of-way, road signs, and handling controlled and uncontrolled intersections. Drive in ALL types of environments: city, highway, mountain curvy roads, complex road condition and at night.
What to bring for the Driving Lessons?
A physical valid WA Instruction Permit; or
A physical valid out-of-state Driver's License; or
A physical valid out-of-country Driver's License if you have been in the United States for less than a year AND you have passed the WA Knowledge Test within 2 years.
A physical valid out-of-country Driver's License IS NOT acceptable if you have been in the United States for more than a year. You must obtain a WA Instruction Permit AND have passed the WA Knowledge Test within 2 years.
Out-of-state Instruction Permit IS NOT acceptable.
Electronic copy of a Driver's License IS NOT acceptable.
What sets us apart?
Same instructor from start to finish to ensure a consistent understanding of your progress and areas for improvement. You are welcome to switch instructors anytime to find the right fit without affecting your progress.
Tailor your learning path to your needs with flexible scheduling that suits your availability. You can conveniently select your preferred date and time through our online booking system.
The opportunity to learn from observing fellow student drivers on the road. This hands-on experience helps you pick up common mistakes, learn essential maneuvers, and enhance your defensive driving skills at a rate of $20 per hour (Coming Soon!)
What is the refund policy?
IDA enforces a 48-hour minimum cancellation notice requirement. Late cancellations or reschedules will incur a $50 per hour rescheduling fee. No refunds will be provided for late arrivals exceeding a 10-minute grace period from the appointment time. To request rescheduling or cancellation, kindly reply directly to your booking confirmation email.