How old do I have to be to apply for a learner's permit?
You need to be at least 15 ½ years old.
Can I take this course if I am under 15 ½ years old?
If you are a high school student you can take our drivers ed course before you turn 15 ½ years old,
but you cannot apply for a learner’s permit until you turn 15 ½. It is recommended that you are at least 15
years of age before you start this course so that you will thoroughly remember the course material when taking the
written test at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a permit.
Does this course fulfill DMV requirements?
Our California online drivers ed course
is approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfies the DMV requirements for the issuance of DMV Form DL-400C for Completion of Drivers Education.
You will be sent this form at the end of the course, which you will need to take with you when you apply for your learner's permit.
Do you watch any videos?
We have many interactive videos throughout the course that will help you grasp the concepts you are learning.
How long will it take to complete the course?
We don't put time constraints on our
driver's education programs
A time constraint would force you to spend a fixed amount of time on a chapter before letting you move forward. Our online class is entirely self-paced.
If it takes you a little more time to read the lesson material and answer quiz questions, then you can go more slowly. If you are able to read more quickly,
then your skills will not be restrained and you can move along at a faster pace. We strongly recommend taking your time to fully understand and absorb all the
driving instruction material provided.
Fully comprehending our entire course will definitely make you a more knowledgeable driver and help your testing process at the DMV
go much more smoothly.
I'd like to take the course online, but I don't use or have credit cards. Can I still take the course?
Yes. You may complete the entire California driving school course, with the exception of the final exam, prior to paying. If you prefer, you may send us a check or money order instead of using a credit card, and once we receive it, we will give you access to the final exam. Remember that access to the final exam will not be granted until payment is received. If you prefer, you may also call us toll free at (800) 728-1048 and speak with one of our customer service representatives. They will take your payment right over the phone and give you immediate access to the final exam. Drivers Ed Direct's friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are available on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST to assist you. We are also available after hours by email. Drivers Ed Direct requires that students obtain their Parent/Guardian(s) permission & assistance when paying for their California Drivers Education course.
What if I don't have my own e-mail address?
We recommend getting an email address because we use e-mail for much of our correspondence with our students.
If you do not have your own e-mail address then you may use a friend's (make sure to get permission) or you can obtain free e-mail services
through a number of different websites, such as www.hotmail.com
Is your Website secure?
What types of delivery options are available for my completion certificate?
All California driving school completion certificates are sent via First Class Mail, FedEx 2-day or FedEx Overnight. You will be given the option for your certificate delivery when you register for the course.
How much is the course?
What do I do if I fail the course?
Whichever course you choose, you must always take and pass a test. Although highly unlikely, there is the possibility of failing.
In our course, you have the benefit of reviewing all material before answering any questions. In addition, the answers to all questions are within the
course material. We also allow you multiple chances to re-take the test questions if you don't pass on your initial attempts.
If you are having problems understanding the material, you may e-mail us at
or you may call us toll free at (800) 728-1048.