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Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving, Calgary’s Largest Driving School.

 Check out our Drivers Education Program for both cars and trucks!

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We are Derek Brown’s Calgary Driving School, the longest-established, friendliest and largest driving school and driver education training facility in Calgary, Alberta.

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Calgary –  (403) 272-4246.

Calgary Drivers Education:  Whatever driving skills you need, our driving courses can help.  Our driving school in Calgary puts safety as its highest priority.  If you have safety concerns for your teen or yourself on Calgary’s hectic, crowded streets and highways, our courses and drivers training greatly reduce the risk of an accident. Informed, trained drivers are the are safer on the road. If you need lower insurance rates for yourself or your teen, completion of our classes will reduce the cost. Our drivers training will also help you get the confidence and practice you need to pass your driving tests. If you are interested in demerit reduction or want a defensive driving course, our driving school has a course just for you. If you want a new career as a truck driver, we have a truck drivers school that will give you the necessary skills and help you pass the exams.

Courses:  For a list of our driving school courses in Calgary, go here.A Derek Brown in vehicle training car on the road with Calgary skyline in background.

Calgary Defensive Driving:  Check out our driving school’s Defensive Driving Course for safety enhancement and demerit reduction.  Our driver’s training will help you learn safer habits and reduce your insurance costs by lowering your demerits.

Truck Driver Training: If you need special driving skills for a new job or career as a truck driver, we offer those as well, in our Calgary truck driving school. When you’re finished we will guide you in getting a truck driver position.

In Vehicle Training: We have several quality cars for our in vehicle instruction driving lessons as well as five types of trucks and semis (so you don’t have to rent your own).  Our instructors are experienced, friendly, and trained to help you succeed in passing your driving tests.  We’ll even drop you at a Calgary registry while the training is freshest in your mind.

And all our classes, drivers training, and lessons are competitively priced with other driving schools in Calgary.


Derek Brown’s Academy is on Global News!

Here is Global’s local Calgary news video about our driving school and our driving tips on how to drive in snow and ice.


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Who We Are

img1We are the largest and most experienced Calgary driving school and truck driving school. We are friendly and encouraging to new and experienced drivers. Derek Brown’s Academy is also the most qualified Calgary truck driving school. We only use the best and fully qualified driving instructors who know how to make your class time effective and enjoyable.  We are the affordable and quality driver’s education choice.

We prepare you for written exams so you’ll pass easily. We take the fear out of road tests by offering practice exams right before the real ones. We’ll even drop you off at the registry. We find this boosts confidence since all the rules and the practice of driving properly are still fresh in your mind. Our driving training whether in a car or truck is based on years of training experience. We know what is effective and helps you pass your tests.Read more…


img2We have been in the business of teaching young and new drivers since 1970. Our quality drivers education and training is based on over 40 years of experience. With our expertise and experience, you can rest assured that your young driver will get the skills to drive Calgary’s busy streets.

Youth and driving can be a lethal mix without the kind of quality, experienced instruction Derek Brown’s Academy provides.

Besides the basic driving courses, we also offer a brush up course, defensive driving in-classroom course, air brake class, and truck training. We are the premier Calgary truck driving school.

Calgary driving school - (403) 272-4246.

How will I be trained?

img3According to Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation, new drivers with a Class 7 Learner’s permit and a Class 5 Graduated Driver’s Licence are required to complete at least 15 hours of lecture and 10 hours of in-vehicle instruction. Drivers who already have a Class 5 non-GDL licence must complete at least 15 hours of classroom and a minimum of 6 hours of in-vehicle training. These hours are required
to receive a Course Completion Certificate, used for an insurance discount.

We surpass the Alberta regulations in driving and classroom instruction hours and at a lower price than other driving schools. Read more…

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