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Certified by PennDOT to administer Non-Commercial License Testing

OUR PRIORITY IS SAFETY Students, Employees, and Families

At Defense Driving Academy, we follow CDC guidelines to ensure our employees, students, and cars are safe. Our Employee health is closely monitored, and DDA is always ready to adjust quickly because safety is our #1 priority.

Our DDA cars, door handles, and all controls are thoroughly wiped down and disinfected before and after each lesson and license test.

Our instructors use hand sanitizer before and after every lesson and license test, and every student is given the opportunity to use hand sanitizer before and after as well.

Instructors and students are allowed to wear masks during lessons and license tests. Furthermore, unlike most vehicles on the road today, DDA cars are equipped with more expensive HEPA cabin air filters, which eliminate mold, bacteria, and viruses.

Defensive Driving Academy, Inc.

License Testing

Newtown Square and Exton

DDA is certified by PennDOT to perform non-commercial license testing at our office in Newtown Square and at the Auto Lenders dealership in Exton. License testing is by appointment only. Call us today and get your license right away at DDA!!! Masks are allowed.

Defensive Driving Academy, Inc.


and Refund Policy

We require advance notification if you are unable to keep an appointment. License testing and driving lessons are not ongoing (like work, sports practice, dance or band), but rather, a very limited educational commitment that should be prioritized above these other re-occurring activities. When a student cancels an appointment with short notice, DDA Coaches must still be paid, so please provide us with as much notice as possible. Same-day cancellations are subject to a $40 fee. No-shows are subject to the full cost of the lesson or test and will only be rescheduled with approval from the program Director. Unfinished or un-used lessons and tests are non-refundable, never expire, and may not be combined with other DDA programs, sales, offers, or promotions.

We are here to Help

DDA is here to help, and we look forward to everyone getting through these difficult and trying times soon. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, trust, and patience.

Stay well, be safe and wash your hands often,
~Your Friends at DDA

Our Commitment

The Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. is committed to helping any driver, just learning or already licensed, improve or expand their driving skill set via our proprietary defensive driving techniques and concepts. Anyone can learn to drive, but only DDA Students will...

Learn to Anticipate

Certified by PennDOT

Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. is proud to be certified by PennDOT to administer Non-Commercial License Testing. Due to recent legislation, we are no longer limited to testing driving school students but can now test anyone who needs a license at our facility in Newtown Square or Auto Lenders in Exton.

We are ready to help you succeed and get your PA License Test scheduled in as little as three days. Adults, teens, and parents trust DDA, and our corporate/fleet clients throughout the U.S. demand the same defensive driving "concepts-with-coaching" to systematically mitigate liability and reduce crash rates.

Even brand new drivers find our cutting edge anticipation-based methods and techniques easy to remember and repeat. Our defensive driving certificate programs are taught by talented men and women who effectively communicate, connect, correct, and are passionate about teaching our defensive driving methods.

DDA Mission Statement

At the Defensive Driving Academy, Inc. we aim to continually bridge the gaps between teaching, coaching, and retraining drivers of every skill level through the following principle:

Defensive driving instruction is not only about teaching vehicle control-ability but is undoubtedly about highly trained motivational DDA Coaches successfully communicating simple "expect the unexpected" or "surprises are coming" concepts and techniques that will reduce crash risk via one-on-one weakness recognition and "excellence requires a coach" fashioned driving behavior modification.

G V Murphy
DDA Founder

Defensive Driving Academy, Inc.
Defensive Driving Academy, Inc.


Employment Opportunities at DDA

Defensive Driving Academy offers the best part-time employment opportunity on the planet!!! We offer flexible hours, and you can tell us what days and times are best for your schedule on a monthly basis. We have instructors that work 8 hours a week, some who work 15 hours a week, and others who work 25 or 35 hours a week. Best of all, DDA is the only company that offers time-and-a-half and double-time to its part-time employees as well as an unprecedented part-time 401k with 4% match and profit sharing for qualified employees who work 20 hours per week.

Our starting rates are always more competitive than Walmart, Target, Costco, Amazon and Lowes, and talented part-time employees will always be recognized and offered advancement opportunities and full-time positions which include PTO. Send your resume to opportunity@thedefensivedrivingacademy.com if you would like to make a difference and experience how rewarding it can be to teach our young drivers to "Learn to Anticipate."