Welcome to Golden's Driving Academy

Serving Students in Central and Western Maine

Basic Driver's Education

Golden's Driving Academy Driver's Education course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction. Successful students will recieve their temporary learner's permit upon class completion.

The G.D.A. Difference

Safety and quality education are our top priorities. G.D.A. students will learn not only rules of the road, but become safe, responsible and confident drivers.

Providing the GOLD STANDARD in Driver's Education in Central and Western Maine

Looking for that Perfect Gift?

Digital gift cards are available in a variety of dollar amounts and can be emailed automatically to the recipient. You may also choose to email the card to yourself and print to give as a gift.

Gift cards can be redeemed at the time of course registration by entering the code found on the card.

Also, gift cards are available through the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

Now offering classes in Skowhegan!

Golden's Driving Academy is a family owned business who prides themselves on providing a safe, reliable, convenient, and comfortable student driver's experience. G.D.A. works to instruct and educate prospective drivers in the Central Maine & Western Maine areas, providing professional, friendly service. 

Having worked in the local school systems for more than 20 years, the Golden's understand and value the EDUCATION behind driver's education.

Driver's Education

Driver Education Classes

Maine law requires the successful completion of an approved Driver's Education course before anyone under 18 years of age may obtain a learner's permit or driver's license. Students must be 15 years old on or before the first day of class.

Golden's Driving Academy offers an approved driver education course including 30 hours of in-person classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction.


Class Schedule

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Starts on: July 11, 2023 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 8/1 - 9:00am-12:00pm

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