You can find all the requirements and necessary forms outlined in our California Driver’s Ed PDF. Download it today and you’ll find everything you need to get behind the wheel.
Getting your learner's permit is a big deal. It puts you one step closer to that coveted driver's license you've been waiting so long for! You should go into the process of getting your California learner's permit knowing exactly what you need to do, so you can get it done faster and get out on the road!
Required Steps for Receiving Your Learner's Permit
First, you must be at least 15 1/2 years of age but younger than 18 years old to start working toward your California DMV-issued learner's permit. You will then need to:
Requirements for Your Driver's Ed Course
The fastest, easiest way to complete your California Driver's Ed course is to take it online. But no matter which format you choose for your course, it should meet these criteria:
Don't waste your time on an unapproved course! And be sure to find the course that's right for YOU.
Benefits of Taking Driver's Education Online
There are tons of benefits to taking Driver's Ed online rather than in a classroom. Just a few of these advantages are:
Documents You'll Need to Submit at the DMV
When applying for your California learner's permit, you will need to have a few documents in hand:
Up Next: The Provisional Driver's License
This is the big one! You've completed your Driver's Ed and driver training program, you've practiced the minimum 50 hours with your parent or guardian; and now it's 6 months later and you're officially 16. It's finally time to upgrade to your provisional driver's license! To apply for this, you'll need:
Then all you have to do is pass your road test, and you'll be the proud owner of a provisional driver's license! You can even download a Parent-Teen Driving Contract to make the transition easier for you and your parents. It all starts with a California DMV-issued learner's permit, so start there and move on up! If you have any questions, feel free to visit our FAQs page.