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State Requirements (for minors)


GETTING YOUR PROVISIONAL LICENSE IN CALIFORNIA

COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE DRIVERS ED

COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE DRIVERS ED

Are you at least 15 years old? Then you want to start your DMV approved Drivers Ed Direct online drivers ed course. Upon completion of this course, you receive form DL-400C that you present at the DMV in order to take the permit test.

TAKE YOUR PERMIT TEST AT THE DMV

TAKE YOUR PERMIT TEST AT THE DMV

Once you are at least 15½, go to the DMV to take the written traffic law test. Pass the test and earn your permit.

TAKING YOUR PERMIT TEST: Plan ahead for your permit test with the DMV so that you can earn your permit without any difficulties or delays. Read here for our latest recommendations and guidelines for obtaining your learner's permit.

SIGN-UP FOR BEHIND THE WHEEL TRAINING

SIGN-UP FOR BEHIND THE WHEEL TRAINING

Sign up for your driving lessons with a licensed driving school, such as Drivers Ed Direct. The state of California requires that all minors take at least 6-hours of drivers training if they want to earn their license.

TAKE YOUR 1ST LESSON WITH A LICENSED INSTRUCTOR

TAKE YOUR 1ST LESSON WITH A LICENSED INSTRUCTOR

Once you have your permit, you must take your first driving lesson with a licensed instructor before practicing with a parent or guardian!

PRACTICE 6 MONTHS WITH YOUR PERMIT

PRACTICE 6 MONTHS WITH YOUR PERMIT

Now you must practice 6 months with a parent, guardian, or licensed driving instructor. Over this 6-month period you must complete at least 50 hours of driving, with 10 of those 50 hours being at nighttime.

TAKE YOUR DMV DRIVE TEST

TAKE YOUR DMV DRIVE TEST

Make an appointment at the DMV, show proof of drivers training completion, your signed permit (by parent or guardian and instructor), valid vehicle registration, & insurance. Ask about our DMV Test package and take the test in our vehicle!


ANY QUESTIONS?

Just follow those 6 simple steps above and you're on your way towards becoming a licensed driver! Of course, California driving laws and regulations change from time to time, so be sure to visit your local DMV website for the most up to date and complete information available regarding obtaining your driver's permit and license. Here are some useful links you might want to check out:

ANY QUESTIONS?