This DMV approved course is the best way to get your permit for only $39!
Most driving schools stop at meeting California's minimum standards required to provide drivers education. At Drivers Ed Direct, we know that being a life-long safe driver means more than just passing a test. See what sets us apart from other popular driving schools in the California.
Ready to get behind the wheel? The first step is taking a DMV approved drivers ed course with Drivers Ed Direct (DMV Licensed Driving School #E4141). Signing up is fast and easy when you register online in minutes. We even let you start the course for free, so you can 'try it before you buy it' and see for yourself why our course is the best.
You can also call us at (800) 728-1048 and our friendly and helpful support team can help you get started.
With our online California drivers ed course, earning your permit is easy and convenient. Everything is available 24/7 online and our course is designed to be used on any computer, phone, or tablet.
You'll like that our course is not just page after page of text. Every page contains graphics to support the content. Additionally, the course is filled with dozens of interactive lessons to stimulate your brain and help you better understand driving concepts.
Our course is also self-paced and you can take as little or much time as you want to complete it. We'll save your work along the way and always log you back in right where you left off.
You will earn your official DMV drivers ed certificate of completion when you pass our online course. You'll need to take that certificate with you to the DMV when you're ready to take the written permit test.
Don't worry, we will prepare you for the DMV test better than any other driving school. Not only is our online drivers ed curriculum thorough and easy to understand, we also give our students unlimited access to our DMV Practice Test generator. That means you can take hundreds of simulated DMV tests before you go to the DMV for the real deal.
Our passing rate is outstanding and we have a reputation at the DMV for preparing confident students who pass the test on their first try.
You are ready to get behind the wheel after completing your online drivers ed course requirement and passing your permit test at the DMV. With your permit in hand, you'll be able to schedule your first driving lesson with a licensed driving school, like Drivers Ed Direct.
So what are you waiting for? The sooner you get started on your drivers ed, the sooner you will be ready to earn your driver's license. For most new driving students, we recommend starting your drivers education course between the ages of 15 to 15½. If you earn your DMV learner's permit at age 15½, you will be eligible to earn your driver's license when you turn 16 (granted you fulfill the complete list of California DMV driver training requirements).
Am I old enough to start taking drivers ed in California?
The CA DMV does not specify a minimum age for a teen beginning drivers education in California. However, the legal earliest age you can earn a DMV learner's permit in CA is 15½ years old, so we suggest starting your drivers ed sometime between the ages of 15 and 15½. That way you can earn your permit at 15½ and hold it for the required 6-months, then becoming eligible to earn your drivers license the day after your 16th birthday. Also, beginning your drivers ed early on will give yourself ample time to truly learn the drivers education information from our online course and to take as many DMV practice tests as possible before you take the permit test at the DMV.
Why do I need to take drivers ed in California?
Future drivers take drivers education classes to learn the Rules of the Road and safe driving practices, as well as to fulfill DMV licensing requirements. If you are younger than 17½ years old, you will need an official DMV completion certificate for drivers ed. You will bring this certificate with you to the DMV so you can take the written test needed to earn a driving permit. We will mail you this drivers education completion certificate when you pass our online drivers ed course (if you are younger than 17½ years old).
For a complete list of what's needed to earn your driving privilege, visit our CA State Licensing Requirements for Minors page.
SCHEDULING YOUR PERMIT TEST: We strongly encourage you to schedule your permit test appointment at the DMV well in advance as you may find it difficult to find an appointment on your desired test date. DMV appointments often book up 2-3 months in advance.
You can schedule an appointment at the DMV by calling 1-800-777-0133 or online by clicking the following link: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/foa/welcome.do.
How long does the online course take to complete?
Our online drivers ed program is completely self-paced and there are no course timers limiting your progress. This allows you take as much time or little time on each topic as needed. We strongly recommend that each student take enough time to absorb and understand all the valuable driver training material in our course. While the DMV has approved our online drivers ed course as a "30-hour course", you may finish sooner if you are a fast learner, or you can take longer if needed. It's entirely up to you!
How does your free trial work?
We offer all of our students a 'Try Before You Buy' option before purchasing our online course. This allows you to take all sections of our course without paying a dime or even providing any credit card information.
Why do we offer a free trial? We stand behind the quality and user-friendliness of our course and want you to see for yourself why. We are confident that you won't find a better driver's ed course out there.
What are Drivers Ed Direct's Driving School Qualifications?
Drivers Ed Direct has been California DMV licensed driving school #E4141 since 2005. That means we are legally able to provide driver's training in the entire state of California, and can issue DMV certificates to out graduates so they can earn their driver's license from the DMV. Our driving school is also fully bonded and insured.
We also pride ourselves in being a top-rated Driving School with a perfect 5-star rating on Google and Yelp.
We are a California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) Licensed Driving School and our license allows us to provide:
You can also verify our license status on the official state of California DMV website by clicking here: Drivers Ed Direct DMV License Verification
Drivers Ed Direct separates itself from other driving schools with our industry best online drivers ed course. Our educational standards are high and we go above and beyond DMV requirements by offering a course that:
We are so confident in the quality of our drivers ed course that we are the only California driving school that offers a 'Try Before You Buy', 100% money back guarantee to our drivers ed students. You can literally try our ENTIRE course for free, without giving us any payment information. See for yourself what a 5-star drivers ed course looks like!
Why are our students so well prepared by the time they take the permit test at the DMV? Because we supplement our outstanding drivers ed course with free and unlimited DMV practice tests. With our DMV Practice Test Generator™, you get:
When you go with Drivers Ed Direct, you can go to the DMV with confidence. We pride ourselves in graduating well-rounded students who are well educated and well prepared for test-day success at the DMV!