Qualified instructors with 69+ years experience.
High-end, SAFE Acura & Toyota cars!
David is the Operator of 1st Mile Driving School. He is a graduate of Chico State University with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He has resided in Chico since 1982 and has taught driver's education starting in 1996 at four different drivers ed schools in the north state area. He has taught driver's ed to young immigrant students with limited English vocabulary, bi-lingual students and students up to 78 years old. David is fluent in Spanish and he has desired to open his own driving school for many years, wanting to take the best qualities of each school he has worked at, along with his own professional and personal driving skills and incorporate them into 1st Mile Driving School. He and his wife Lesa, a state Certified Residential Appraiser, have put together an experienced staff of educators with over 69+ years of driver's ed teaching experience. We, at 1st Mile Driving School, are anxious to help you learn to be a good driver and practice safe driving skills. It is our personal goal that the students we teach do not become a statistic and that our students have a good quality experience, from our educated instructors to the quality of the vehicles we have chosen for your use.
Take your classroom education at the link below, get your permit, then give us a call @ (530) 588-9011 to book your seat behind the wheel. We offer our driving school in Chico, Paradise, Magalia, Oroville, Glenn & Tehama counties.
If you have previously logged into our system for your online education, please click the link below to login. Please provide proof of completion of this course for a $20 discount off of your 6 Hour Behind-The -Wheel Driving Lessons.
6 hours of personalized Behind-the-Wheel driving instruction for $360!
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!
Phone: (530) 588-9011
Office location: 574 Manzanita Ave #6, Chico, CA 95926
Hours: 12-5 Mon - Thurs, 10-2 Friday. Closed Sat & Sun.
We cover most of Butte, Glenn & Tehama counties. Free, convenient pickup & drop off available to most locations. Weekend appointments available. Call for more details.
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Success on the State of California DMV written exam is required prior to our 6-hour Behind-the-Wheel training, and subsequently receiving a teen learner's permit.
The Certificate of Completion of the online education course is required for new drivers ages 15-1/2 to 17-1/2 to take the California written exam.
We also offer additional services such as:
- Additional hours of Behind-the Wheel instruction.
- Night-time instruction for an additional fee.
-Bi-lingual (Spanish & Sign Language) availability.
Gina has grown up around the Drivers Education profession and said she would go to a Traffic Violators class almost every weekend growing up. She is our youngest instructor but very friendly and knowledgeable! She has been teaching driver's ed for over two years now and very capable.
Introducing our multi-lingual (Spanish & American Sign Language) driving instructor, Kiara Diamond. She's enthusiastic and positively upbeat. We have never had a bad experience with "Kiri". She's newly licensed and is a very safe and efficient driver. So we welcome Kiara to our team!
Our family member Nichole King has started driving with us! She's a mother of two and a current hairstylist. Nichole has a fun, bubbly personality and will make a great team member
A retired law enforcement officer of 34 years, previous instructor at Northern California Driving School, Dui Grant Coordinator and an all around friendly guy. He comes with good reputation in the community and we're already getting requests for him. Please welcome Bob to our team!
Cory has been a Driving Instructor since 1988. She has grown up around the business and she has also been a Traffic School instructor almost as long.
Pam has been a Driving Instructor since 1988. She says she is now teaching students whose parents she taught as teenagers! She has also been a Traffic School instructor almost as long as she has been teaching driver's ed. She's very knowledgeable, experience and loves what she does!
Make your 1st Mile your BEST!
General DMV website (or push button below): https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv
Driver education & driver training informtion: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#DEDT
Provisional driver license restrictions during the first year: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#FIRSTYEAR
How to apply for a provisional instruction permit if you are under 18: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#PERMINOR
How to apply for a driver's license if you are over 18: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#two500
How to prepare and apply for a CA driver license (Form FFDL 7):
Request your driving record:
Social Security number requirement:
Vision exam requirement:
Parents or Guardian's signature - accepting liability for a minor: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_info#FRMINOR
If you have questions about what programs we have available to you, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
574 Manzanita Ave #6, Chico, CA 95926, US
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