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Driver's Education

Ready for your Driver’s License

Getting a driver’s license is exciting but it involves a complex process. These steps will help you through the process easily and successfully.

We Offer Online Driver's Education...

Getting Started:

Step 1: Take a Driver’s Ed Course!
  • These courses are the foundation of your driver’s training
  • Choosing a reputable driving school for your driver’s education is essential
  • Our online courses offer a convenient way to learn on your own schedule from home
  • At the end of your driver’s education course you receive a certification of completion which is your ticket to the next step
Step 2: Behind-the-Wheel Training
  • Driver’s training behind a wheel is the hands-on way to learn how to drive
  • Our instructors will guide you through this training process, giving you helpful tips and teaching you accurate rules and regulations of driving
  • You may be nervous behind the wheel, but having our experienced and attentive instructors by your side will make this experience fun and exciting
Step 3: Ready for Your Learner's Permit
  • Once steps 1 and 2 are complete you are now ready to get your permit
  • Study rigorously using your driver handbook and the materials from your driver’s education course
  • Make an appointment with the DMV for your test
  • On the day of your test bring with you the following:
    • Birth certificate/proof of birth or legal presence
    • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal U.S. resident
    • Proof of your full name
    • Social Security Number
    • Certificate of Completion from driver’s education
    • Behind-the-Wheel completion form
  • At the DMV you will...
    • Have your picture taken
    • Have your thumbprint taken
    • Take the test there
    • Fill out a Driver’s License application form known as DL 44 and pay a fee for taking the test
    • Certificate of Completion from driver’s education
    • Behind-the-Wheel completion form
  • The test is multiple choice; to pass you must get 39 questions correct out of 46
Step 4: Practice Makes Perfect
  • Once you pass your permit test and have your permit you can now start practicing your driving skills with a supervising adult over the age of 25
  • You must practice at least 50 hours and log the hours you drive
  • Besides driving you can practice by paying attention to what happens on the road while you are a passenger
  • Ask experienced drivers about questions you may have and refer back to your driver handbook and driver’s education material
  • Take your time and don’t be too hasty; practice will make you a better driver and will prepare you for your driver’s license test
Step 5: Apply for Your Driver’s License!
  • This final step should be taken after at least 50 hours of driving practice
  • If you think you need more time to practice, do so; do not rush to take your driver license test
  • Make an appointment with the DMV for your test
  • On the day of the test remember to stay calm and focused
  • Don’t forget to bring the following with you:
    • Proof of Driver’s Ed and Behind-the-Wheel training completion
    • Your signed learner’s permit
    • Valid vehicle registration
    • Proof of Insurance for the vehicle you will be using for the test
    • Proof of your full name
    • Your Social Security number
Step 6: Pass with Flying Colors!
  • Once you pass your driver’s license test you will be giving a temporary license
  • Your regular license will be sent to you by mail
  • You are now considered a licensed driver
  • Remember to always be a safe driver!

Things You Should Know about Getting a Driver’s License:

Age Restrictions and Provisions:
  • You must be at least 15 ½ years old to enroll in driver’s education
  • You must be at least 15 ½ years old to get your permit
  • If you are younger than 18 you are required to be accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years old or older...
    • while driving between 11 pm and 5 am for the first year
    • while driving with passengers under the age of 20 for the first year
  • If you are under the age of 18 you are not allowed to use a cell phone while driving even with a hands-free device
  • If you are under 18 it is required that you keep your permit for at least 6 months before you are eligible to take the driving test

What If I Fail My Permit Test?

It is always recommended that you take the permit test after rigorously studying the handbook and your driver’s education material. But if you happen to fail the permit test, do not panic, you can take the test again.

  • If you are under 18 you must wait at least one week before taking the test again
  • You can take the test up to 3 times before having to pay another fee
  • Make sure you take the test before your application expires
    • Find the expiration date by looking at your application; you will see 2 different dates below your name
    • "Date Issued" and "Expiration Date"; you have 12 months from the date of issuance to complete the process of getting your permit AND you license
  • Look over what you got incorrect on the written test and focus your studies on areas that were confusing or unclear to you during your written test

What If I Fail My Driving Test?

Do not worry! You can take the driving test for your driver's license again.

  • You can retake the test 3 times before having to repay the fee
  • If you do not pass the test after the 3rd try you will have to reapply by paying the fee again, providing the DMV will all the needed documents and taking (and passing) the written test again
  • If you are under the age of 18, you are required to wait 2 weeks before taking the driving test once more

How Long Does This All Take?

It seems like a lot of steps to take to get a driver’s license but remember having a driver’s license is a privilege that requires one to be responsible and ready. The following is an approximate timeline of how hours is dedicated to this important process.

California law requires the following for those who are under the age of 18:

  • 25 to 30 hours of classroom instruction or online training for driver’s education
  • 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel training
  • 50 hours of supervised driving practice including 10 hours of practice driving during night
  • 6 months of holding a valid permit before your driver license test
Driver's Education

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