Calgary Driving School: Derek Brown’s Driving Academy

Welcome to Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving

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

Whatever driving skills you need, we can help. If you have safety concerns for your teen or yourself on Calgary’s hectic, crowded streets and highways, our courses and 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. If you are interested in demerit reduction or want a defensive driving course, we have a course just for you. If you want a new career as a truck driver, we have a truck driving school that will give you the necessary skills and help you pass the exams.

Check out our Defensive Driving Course for safety enhancement and demerit reduction.

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.

And our classes are competitively priced with other Calgary driving schools.

Top Choice Winner


We have been chosen as the Top Choice Winner for Calgary Driving Schools by Calgarians.  Thank you for voting for us!

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Who We Are

img1We are the largest and most experienced driving school and truck driving school in Calgary, Alberta. 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. Read more…


img2We have been in the business of teaching young and new Calgary 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.

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 at a lower price than other driving schools. Read more…