t AMG Driving Academy - Program FAQs


Program FAQs

Participants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver license.

PERFORMANCE: No previous drive experience is required

ADVANCED: Participants must complete AMG Driving Academy PERFORMANCE training or another qualified performance driving school

PRO: Participants must complete AMG Driving Academy ADVANCED training or another qualified performance driving school

PRO+: Participants must have successfully completed AMG Driving Academy PRO training within the last 12 months. No alternate previous driving experience accepted for entry into PRO+.

DRIFT: No previous drive experience is required.

DRIFT+: Participants must complete DRIFT training prior to registering for DRIFT+

All participants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current valid driver license.

Yes, however you must complete AMG Driving Academy in the following order:  PERFORMANCE, ADVANCED, PRO, and PRO+.

Instructions and an application will be provided after the successful completion of PRO+.  The application will be submitted by the recipient/participant directly to SCCA for membership. 

All registrations at the AMG Driving Academy trainings are non-transferable to alternate participants and must be used by the first-intended registrant. In addition, registrations cannot be moved to alternate dates or rescheduled.


We strongly encourage you to not bring a non-driving guest. The reason is there is very little to occupy them while you are driving. However, it is possible to register one non-driving guest per paid registration. They must be 21 years of age or older (proof of age is required) and sign a waiver upon arrival.

Your registered non-driving guest is welcome to join you for the meal portions and classroom sessions throughout the day. Our insurance mandates that guests will not be permitted in vehicles or at drive modules for safety reasons. We will ask that guests remain within the hospitality area. The cost for a guest at PERFORMANCE, PRO+, DRIFT, and DRIFT+ is $250, ADVANCED and PRO is $500. The cost for the ADVANCED and PRO guest includes attendance at the evening dinner function.

No, only one paying guest per paid registration is permitted.

You can request to be grouped with someone during your registration process. Simply enter the name of the person you would like to be grouped with during the registration process or let our agent know when you register over the phone. You can also email us ahead of time at info@AMGAcademy.com with your request, and we’ll try our best to accommodate.

If an event date is full, you can join a wait list for that date. We utilize the wait list when cancellations occur. You can join a wait list by selecting the link next to your desired date at www.AMGAcademy.com/register. Wait listers are prioritized by the date you join. We will contact you via email if there is an opportunity to confirm and provide 48 hours to accept. If you do not respond or decline, we will remove you from the wait list. The wait list is only for a single event date, however you can join multiple wait lists. No payment is required to join and there are no guarantees of placement.

All programs run rain or shine.

Depending on what program you are attending, it runs from approximately 8 am to approximately 5:30 pm. 

The program runs from 8AM to approximately 5:30PM each day with roughly 15% of your time spent in classroom sessions. The remaining 85% of the day is spent at drive modules.

You will drive several different AMG models in each level of training. Personal vehicles are not required or permitted for participation. 

No!  However, we reserve the right to alter driving participation if there is a safety concern.

All AMG Driving Academy programs are taught by a group of professional instructors that are past champions or current race winners. The instructors cover a broad spectrum of motorsport backgrounds from open wheel, sports car and sedan racing in North America and Europe, in addition to offering many years of experience instructing both novice and advanced drivers.

Yes, a catered group breakfast and lunch will be served during the event.

Yes, the ADVANCED and PRO programs offer an evening welcome reception and dinner with costs being included in the program.

No, hotel and transportation are not included in your program costs. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. Please see the hotel page for recommended hotel with a preferred room rate. The preferred room rate is based on availability.

Be sure to have your valid driver’s license with you.

Dress in cool, comfortable clothing with long pants/khakis or jeans; shorts are not recommended. Footwear should be flat, thin-soled shoes such as driving shoes or sneakers; sandals, open-toe shoes, or extreme high heels are not permitted. It’s a good idea to bring a hat or ballcap as well as a windbreaker or fleece jacket to anticipate any weather changes during the day. Lockers are available for storing personal items.

Yes, you are allowed to take photos and video while at AMG Driving Academy. Please note, the use of personal dash or windshield mounted cameras (such as GoPro cameras) are prohibited for safety precautions. No in-car photography is permitted.

No, unfortunately accessories and Mercedes-AMG merchandise are not available for purchase at the event. However, you may purchase the hottest new AMG accessories now at http://lifestylecollection.mbusa.com/

As a participant in the AMG Driving Academy, it is absolutely critical to speak and understand English fluently. In order to ensure your safety and the safety of others enrolled in this program, we ask that English language skills be a requirement to attend any level of training with the AMG Driving Academy. Please email our concierge should you have any questions: info@AMGAcademy.com.

We welcome all Private Lounge members. However, discounts for members are discontinued and no longer valid.