Burien driving academy, DOL Driver License Center
223 1/2 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166, United States
Burien driving academy, DOL Driver License Center

Review №1

I was worried about taking my test after 20 years of not driving so I got the 40 minute class as well. SO glad I did! My Instructor was calm, patient, and helpful. He quickly figured out where I needed help for my test and focused on that. He was amazing and I bbn passed! This is absolutely where Im sending my son when he is ready. 10/10

Review №2

After an hour of searching around on Google, I went here because this driving school was the closest and highest rated here. (NOTE: This review is based only off of taking the knowledge test)Customer service was alright, front desk lady and knowledge test proctor seemed nice.Cons: if you plan on taking the knowledge test here, it can get pretty loud and distracting at times. The classroom isn’t completely separated off from the front room.Although it would be nice, this driving school doesn’t provide a knowledge test prep course with free extra attempts like some other schools do. I’m a first time inexperienced driver and I failed the test twice here. The only test materials the school provided was the official driver guide. If you’re a skillfully independent learner OR you had experience with driving then taking the knowledge test here should be no problem.- minus 1 star for noise and distractions while test takingWill update my review after taking drivers lessons here.

Review №3

Everyone at BDA is very helpful, flexible, and supportive. They genuinely want you to become a good driver. I spent most of my drives with Kramer and he was a great teacher. He was effective at providing constructive criticism, while also increasing my confidence in my abilities. The other instructors have similar teaching styles, and theyre all very calm and patient.

Review №4

If you live out around this area even if you don’t COME HERE trusttt meee good people, good workers very professional some of the nicest people I’ve ever met you won’t regret coming here. Thanks for reading my review and have a good day

Review №5

I went here to do a DOL written test and a driving exam to my get license back. The place was awesome and the people who work here are very pleasant. (Shout out to Kramer) I came here a few days ago to take the written test and bombed, missed 12 out of 40. (Life isnt without humility) The staff had no judgement what so ever infact they cheered me on my second attempt. The second time I passed missing 2 answers out of 40. Dont be like me and just grab a copy of the Washington drivers guide and sharpen your knowledge. If you got any young ones or you just need to get your license back then bring them here. They even have a driving simulator in the back looked like you could play Forza horizon on it. I couldnt of asked for a better experience though Thank you burien driving academy. ✌️

Review №6

The school is average, they have good cars and front office lady very friendly. But i came across an instructor (young white man)who shouted and me, he is highly tempered. I got scared, i would never go there again.

Review №7

A Great School, They Have Male & Female Instructors Affordable & Flexible. Right in Downtown Burien Across From Dollar Tree. Keep Doing A Great Job

Review №8

This school is average. Only Lallu and the front desk lady were good. Lallu gave good tips and drove for the full hour. The other instructors were late and some were even on their phone. Only go if you want your teen to get their license by 16 but don’t expect for your child to be informed by the end of it.

Review №9

Very nice and helpful staff. Easy to use online booking. Overall great experience

Review №10

Just tested at the academy. Come prepared, show up on time. Front desk person was on her game and pleasant. The proctor/instructor is on task and relaxed. I finished my written knowledge test a little quicker than the practice tests and beat my average easily. Lobby is adequate for 2 maybe 3 people to wait while Front Desk is verifying credentials. Testing area was large enough to sit comfortable at desks spaced properly. The environment was quiet and respectful. Terrific experience on a Saturday. Great job Lallu and staff. Nailed it! p.s. customers/test takers... parking fills quickly. Arrive early and bring your patience, enjoy your success.

Review №11

I had the greatest experience there, shout out to Lallu for helping me get my license and to share his knowledge with me.

Review №12

Helpful, friendly, and organized. A great experience overall! Would highly recommend to the new or aspiring driver.

Review №13

Very professional, kind, and helpful. Study hard! Couldn’t ask for better instructors. Lallu is best!

Review №14

That’s great company doing jop with great teachers!

Review №15

Amazing!! Lallu is very personal took the time to explain every thing I was very nervous so he took the time to let me know I was doing good. I would definitely recommend 10 out of 10!! 🙌🏻

Review №16

Great driving school that prepares students for safe driving on the road. Highly recommend this school if you want good driving knowledge and skills. Thanks Lallu!

Review №17

Words can not Express how great this place is. I went in to do my knowledge and driving test and Lallu was very professional and made everything go smooth. Highly recommended.

Review №18

Kramer best instructor 💯‼️‼️

Review №19

I love this place so much. I learned how to drive here so easily, and everyone was so patient. I especially loved my teacher Lallu. He not only taught an incredible class, but he helped me basically to learn everything I know about driving. When we would go out on drives, we would have amazing conversations, and my drivers test was made so much less stressful because I had him in the passenger seat beside me. I am very sad now that I no longer get to see him, and the rest of the people at BDA. However, I will always remember them, and I wouldnt have wanted to learn how to drive with anyone else!!!

Review №20

Great ride very instructive and great cars...this driving academy is the best one Ive seen and heard of...come by

Review №21

They were very helpful things they do to help you achieve your license an become a productive member of society the next step to moving another step forward thank you lallu and everyone their appreciate your help an encouragement.King F.

Review №22

This the place to go. Lallu and Tammy are some of the chillest people I know and work hard to make sure you understand what your doing. Scheduling is sure easy too

Review №23

The absolute best school. Lallu and staff are very good in all of their teaching driving and in class. On top of this, everyone is so incredibly nice, patient and accommodating throughout this whole process. Would give them more than five stars if possible.

Review №24

All the staff are very friendly, organized and professional.

Review №25

Excellent driving school. We couldnt be more pleased. Lallu is a kind, patient and knowledgeable instructor and a genuinely good human being. The cars are safe and reliable and the location is convenient. My son took drivers ed there and was very happy with the whole experience; he took the instruction seriously and developed solid skills on the road. We got the complete teen driver package and it was a very good value. Im recommending this school to my friends and family.

Review №26

Mr. Lallu was very professional on explaining the instruction

Review №27

I’m really grateful that I got my license out of here. The instructor are the nicest person you could imagine. They work really well with customer. I would gladly do it again but I already got my license. Keep it up you guys are doing great job.

Review №28

It’s a great place to learn how to drive and the driving rules. It prepared me very well for the written exam and the skill test. The instructors are very nice.

Review №29

Lallu is the best instructor! Thanks to him i passed my exam and driving test. Just make sure to pay attention. Great service.

Review №30

This business and the wonderful people that run it are simply amazing and show nothing short of perfection! Very professional and they tell you results literally in seconds! Any questions theyre happy to answer them!! I would definitely recommend them to family, friends, acquaintances and strangers. When my daughter gets a little older and its that time, I will definitely go to, Burien Driving Academy to take her! I support great local businesses and this is the #1, you wont be disappointed!

Review №31

Burien driving Academy is the best training school for driving. My trainer his name is allu or lallo. He is very amazing and a good instructor. He trained me well to do the right thing and I learn easily. He will do the best of his ability to trained his student to be a good driver on the road. Based on my experienced, I highly recommend this driving school academy. In addition, the staff are all friendly and nice😊.

Review №32

They are not good people and they are not good help for people who try to get there own licenses so I give them a 1 star

Review №33

Great instructors. Wonderful staff! Good luck everyone!

Review №34

Excellent experience! Thanks, BDA!

Review №35

The Driving Academy is good school. They are very professional and kind personnel. Its the place to be for all professional drivers.

Review №36

Everyone is AMAZING!!! I would give them a 10 star if I can... my experience is amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Great Staff!

Review №37

The instructor was very patience with me during the 45-minute driving practice test. I felt comfortable learning and driving. As per my experience, I highly recommend this institution with good staff especially Abdul. I passed my test today. I recommend coming here.

Review №38

I highly recommend them. Friendly and helpful as well as efficient

Review №39

I took my road test at this location and it made me wish that I had taken my lessons here! The desk clerk was friendly, helpful, and sympathetic in scheduling an appointment for me to take a practice test, then road test. My driving instructor was there giving someone a written test, and immediately said he could take me even sooner than what was originally being offered, which gave me ample time to handle going to a licensing office afterwards. He genuinely cared about making sure that I was able to drive safely in the instructor vehicle, was very patient in his constructive criticism, and acknowledged my anxieties/weaknesses in driving accurately, providing solutions to what I was doing wrong so that I could correct myself. I admit I took lessons at 911 driving school beforehand but they had made me worse at driving due to ramping up my anxiety, whereas with this instructor, I felt calm, safe, and in control.

Review №40

Lnstructor Tara DuBois was simply wonderful. She was knowledgeable, calm, and patient in her guidance, which quickly put me at ease. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing lessons, but is nervous about obtaining them. 5 stars all the way!

Review №41

The teachers and staff here are very kind, and know what they are talking about. Very entertaining class with very educational moments. Over all great place to go.

Review №42

Good assistance with customers. Very kind and neat. I would recommend this place for anyone who lives in the area.

Review №43

The instructor was very patience with me during the 45 minute driving practice test. He also made sure that I felt comfortable behind the wheel. I wouldnt recommend anyone but this man. His a great instructor, professional and on time as well for your appointment. It was worth all the money spent.

Review №44

They made getting my license very easy and quick. Would high recommend this driving academy if you want to get your license or do your knowledge test. Great prices for teens to get their license

Review №45

Best instructors. Im sure you will succeed with you driving lesson and test.

Review №46

Its a great driving school, the staffs are friendly, you have the options to practice an hour before the driving exam, the staff will give you some tips and advice before the exam.

Review №47

Great group of people very understanding and affordable!

Review №48

Review №49

The first time I came to Burien Driving Academy in person, the staff and the instructors were very nice and made me feel comfortable as I applied for a 45 minute pre-test and skills test. They gave all my questions welcoming answers. During the skills test, I was especially nervous because I never took scheduled driving lessons however, Lallu made me feel very comfortable on the road even when I made a few mistakes. The 45-minute drive is something I highly recommend because during that time, your confidence with the instructor will grow. They take the time to make sure you know what youre doing.

Review №50

Burien Driving Academy was great experience! Lallu was very kind and patient with us answering all out questions before hand. There are many affordable packages to choose from and fits all learning curves. We were so happy to find them online. I recommend this school for anyone who is learning to drive, taking the written or skill test.

Review №51

I am very blessed to be an Instructor/Examiner for Burien Driving Academy!BDA is family owned and very passionate about safety, education and superior customer service!My students ROCK!

Review №52

Very good school, took my daughter there to learn and get her test.Staff very friendly and professional. Very good instructor, 7 sessions was all it took for my daughter to be ready for the test and pass it. Not perfect score but that is to no fault of the instructor or school.I imagine everybodys learning curve and abilities are different so my daughters success story may not be the same for everybody, but what I think would be the same for everybody is the professional and friendly treatment of the staff.

Review №53

If you’re someone needing to get in fast to take your drivers test, this is the place to go! I’m a busy mom that had an expired license and was able to take both the knowledge and skills test in 2 days. Lallu was a great instructor, kind, and made sure I was prepared beforehand. I would highly recommend him and this business! I had a great experience here!

Review №54

Hi, my name is SonyaIm using my nieces account I just wanted to say this is one of the best school to learn how to drive. The teacher and his assistant were very welcoming at the same time the teacher he lets you know if you had made a mistake and he is very helpful. You can be sure that you will learn from this school and most definitely leave with confidence in becoming a safe driver....

Review №55

Excellent driving school.They are very kind, patient and knowledgeable.

Review №56

Took my written and drivers test, the people were very kind. Had a good experience, I didn’t take classes but I passed. Would recommend taking the tests here even though the studying is your responsibility the people are still helpful.

Review №57

Great Teachers, very positive environment. The class is a mixture of fun but also learned alot from this class I would recommend for anyone!

Review №58

The teacher was very kind and provided great feedback :) I felt no judgement or pressure and I would highly recommend taking the practice test for review before the actual test. 10/10 would recommend!!

Review №59

This driving school is the best and the instructor helped me a lot and I learned a lot of things. Thank you so much I really appreciate it for your help and patience!!!😇😇😇 I highly recommend this place if you wanna get your license!!!

Review №60

As a Californian new to Washingtons system for obtaining driving credentials, I recommend BDA to do your written exam and driving test. It was simple to get both done here, and not terribly expensive for either.

Review №61

I walked in and I was greeted with a warm welcome. Everyone there is so eager to help and very encouraging. It took away all the anxieties I was having and I passed successfully. Thanks again!!!

Review №62

The instructor is very professional and understanding when working with students. The learning process was also simple and easy to grasp. I felt comfortable learning and driving and I highly recommend this institution!

Review №63

I highly recommend all their service because the instructor, Lallu was very good in pointing out me about my mistakes and helped me to build confidence. He also friendly, on time and do an amazing job at the instructor. Burien Driving Academy is a great choice if you are looking for a driving school.

Review №64

Lallu & Abdul are great guys America needs. The staff at Burien Driving Academy are very professional with customer service, driving instruction and road test exams. I found them on google (online) before I met for my driver’s license exam. I recommend Burien Driving Academy with 5 stars!

Review №65

I passed My Driving And Knowledge Test In one Day this place is amazing

Review №66

This is by far the best place to get your driving licence I have 5 people also recommending them as well

Review №67

Had Lallu for my instructor, and wouldnt trade him for any other instructor! Our BTW sessions were never awkward, and he has a friendly and caring personality! His advice, especially with parallel parking, were absolutely helpful and easy to understand! Never been in the drivers seat before taking a class at the Burien Driving Academy, but thanks to Lallu and his advice, I am now comfortable behind the wheels. Friendly staff and amazing instructor! 10/10 would recommend :)

Review №68

Great packages to choose from, you can select the package that best suits your skills. Lallu is an experienced instructor and I felt comfortable driving with him. I am happy I chose this school!

Review №69

Great place no matter what age. Great energetic staff. Would recommend this place over and over again! Thanks you guys!!!

Review №70

I honestly cannot say enough good things about Burien Driving Academy. They are amazing with the best instructor. Thank you Lallu for giving me the confidence and the skill I needed to pass driving test .

Review №71

Very friendly and great, helpful service

Review №72

The driving instructor Lallu gave me a lot of good tips to improve my driving. Great service will definitely recommend!

Review №73

Professional, courteous, and genuinely cares. Very reasonable price for teen class. Altogether a great experience, thanks for the excellent service.

Review №74

The best driving school that I recommend to everyone. They are really teach what you need. The instructors arePatient, hamble and professionals.

Review №75

I had lallu as my instructor. I didn’t know parallel parking or parking in general was actually easy until he taught me! He explain the steps very well. He’s good at finding strategies and explanations that works well for you and he’s really good with feedbacks on how you’re doing. He also give safety tips such as looking left and right if you’re the first one when the light turns green and emphasis on the important things such as looking over your shoulders before switching lanes.

Review №76

Lallu and Abdul are outstanding people. Theyre are welcoming and also very flexible if you need to make a change in your schedule. My son enjoyed being with Lallu and also the class. I would recommend this to anyone looking the perfect drivers ed.

Review №77

Went here to take my drivers license tests, and it was a great experience all around. They were very helpful and really nice folks who made it a breeze!

Review №78

👍Great service. I really recommend this place to everyone.thank you lalu

Review №79

Awesome guys, awesome staff. Thank you all and keep up the great work.

Review №80

Took both of my drivers test and passed, very friendly place and you get a good vibe here.i highly recommend it.

Review №81

Lallu is a very professional and courteous instructor. He knows why youre at his school..... when you make mistakes he is so patient to inform you why you make the mistake and what you could have done to fix it.You get Lots of information if you are a beginner.I highly recommended Lallu

Review №82

Great customer service experience. The process was fully explained in a very professional and engaging manner.

Review №83

Learned a lot from the classes and I’m very thankful I had a good instructor like Lallu to teach what I need to know to be a safe driver.

Review №84

Amazing school with a very kind, friendly and helpful instructor. Id recommend it to everybody. 😊😊👌👌

Review №85

The instructor is awesome! The instructor is very helpful and the place is amazing. Thank you very much!

Review №86

The teacher Lallu is a great instructor. He took his time to teach me all the techniques. If you are thinking of getting hands on experience Lallu is the instructor you want next to you. I passed the skill test on my first try and I was glad I went to Burien Driving Academy for my driving skills practice.

Review №87

Lallu is a great instructor and will teach you everything you need to know about being a defensive driver. Highly recommend this course!

Review №88

Amazing experience coming here, lovely staff and instructors.

Review №89

They r rud abusive verbally to student speacialy to women when they train! No recomend to anyone

Review №90

Friendly service

Review №91

Great instructor! I did the 45 minute drive around before the actual drive test and it was worth it. I definitely recommend Burien Driving Academy.

Review №92

An amazing experience coming here, very nice staff and a good instructor. Recommend coming here.

Review №93

Process was streamlined and recieved excellent customer service from Lallu. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to learn how to drive

Review №94

If y’all gettin your Ls come here, great services, and a chill, dope ass teacher.

Review №95

Lalu is an awesome instructor! The class was very informative and engaging. Reccomended to everyone!

Review №96

He gave me the tips and advantages to the test exam and the driver skills, he is patient and tolerant really a good experience.. thanks

Review №97

Lallu was my instructor. He is just the best. Teaches you all you need in real life and also prepares you for DOL skill test. He knows his staff very well and on top of that he soooo friendly. He takes extra time to give you the little tips you need for your safety in your future. I passed the exam with 91% in my first trail. Honestly, this is the person you wanna deal with for your driving lesson. Good luck!

Review №98

Got my Ls! thanks to the best driving school in Washington :)

Review №99

There are certain things I expected from learning to drive. I expected it not to be fun, and to not like the driving instructor. But Lallu definietly changed my opinion. He made me feel comfortable and confident inside the car, he was very easy going and above all highly professional. I would definietly recommend this driving academy to anyone! Thanks for the great experience, Lallu. You the best!

Review №100

Highly recommend. Super nice staff.

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  • Address:223 1/2 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166, United States
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  • Phone:+1 206-717-3600
  • Driving school
Working hours
  • Monday:9:30AM–5PM
  • Tuesday:9:30AM–5PM
  • Wednesday:9:30AM–5PM
  • Thursday:12–4PM
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:9:30AM–5PM
  • Sunday:9:30AM–5PM
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