Update COVID-19 - Information for our students and their families.

April 2, 2020

Dear Referral Student Families,

It is with a heavy heart that with the announcement of Sacramento County and surrounding cities and counties decision to implement a COVID-19 order legally mandating the closure of non-essential businesses, Referral Driving School must reschedule all new and current sessions until after May 1st, 2020. For the safety and health of our instructors and students, we feel it is important to be a responsible local business, and abide by local county requirements.

Although our office is closed to the public, we are continuing to operate and will be taking new and current student enrollments and appointments for after May 1st. Our online driver's education will continue, and driver's education completion certificates will continue to be mailed out accordingly. Certificates cannot be picked up in the office at this time.

The CA DMV has also canceled all drive test and field office appointments until further notice. Please watch the DMV homepage for changes. DMV stated they will be contacting families directly to reschedule those appointments. However, we advise reaching out to DMV directly when appointments resume. That number is 1-800-777-0133. While we want to help and support our student families with these currently canceled drive test appointments, this interruption in the DMV mandated cancellation will inevitably require these appointments to be rescheduled directly between the student and DMV, not your current instructors. Instructors will be in touch to make sure your hours are complete to issue certificates of completion.

We feel we must respect and abide by the new mandate, which now makes moving about our community freely a crime at a misdemeanor level, except for only the most essential of functions.

We have included the link to the official mandate here:


We appreciate your patience and continued patronage as we all work through this challenging time. It is our hopes that with these stringent requirements, that we will move past this trial and we will be back behind the wheel just after May 1st.

Thank you,
Referral Driving School