About Us 

Founded in 1953, the Driving School Association of California is a not-for-profit corporation comprised of driving school owners, operators, instructors, and other concerned parties throughout the State of California. The DSAC is the oldest association of its kind and remains one of the largest and most influential group of driving educators in the world.

Innovating The Industry

For 63 years the DSAC has created “Progress Through Cooperation” on the roads of California. Working closely with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the California State Legislature, and other road safety partners The Driving School Association has been instrumental in implementing life-saving laws and regulations related to the training and licensing of novice drivers.

In addition to its legislative efforts the DSAC has is an essential force in the economics of the driving school industry. We have helped to reform the auto insurance industry; dramatically reducing the insurance rates of driving schools. Througits strategic partnerships, the DSAC has also developed with vendor companies that provide services to the driving school industry.

Our Mission And Values

DSAC Mission Statement

Our Association is dedicated to the principle of “Progress Through Cooperation” in the field of Driver Education and Traffic Safety. 

DSAC Member Pledge

I am an educator and a professional business person and I pledge to always conduct myself and my business accordingly. I will do all that I can to contribute to the dignity, growth, development, and upgrading of the profession. I shall strive for strict and fair enforcement of all laws and regulations. I shall maintain a scholarly attitude toward driver instruction and professional growth. I shall remain always mindful of the obligations and responsibilities to the public, my profession, and my colleagues.