Driver Education Program

California DMV Licensing Requirements

California DMV requires the following MINIMUM professional instruction for drivers under 18:

  • 30 Hours Classroom or Online Driver Education (to qualify for knowledge exam for Provisional Permit)
  • 6 Hours Behind the Wheel Training (to qualify for drive test for Provisional License)

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Learning Overview

Driver’s Education


4 days with 26 total hours of instruction. Instruction provided by law enforcement officers. Meets DMV approved criteria.

  • 30 hours of driver education

  • + 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training

Schedule With DMV

Learners Permit

  • Driver’s License Application (DL44) Form completely filled out with both parents’ signatures.
  • Certificate of completion of drivers’ education
  • Proof of CA residency
  • Social Security Number
  • $35 application fee (no credit cards accepted)
  • Take a vision test and have your photo taken
  • Study for the knowledge exam – use the California Driver Handbook as a guide.

*If you have all of the above necessary items and you pass the written test, you will be given a permit. NOTE: Your permit will not become valid until you have had your first 2 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

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Behind The Wheel Training

  • Enroll in behind-the-wheel training and start learning the ropes of driving.
  • Begin your behind-the-wheel training course – the state of CA requires 6 hours of professional, licensed driver training.
  • Begin driving with your parents. State requirements are 50+ hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours at night.
  • This on-street driving course will provide your teen driver with the skills necessary to be a safe defensive driver.

Schedule With DMV

Take The DMV Driving Test


When you have completed all of the above and have had a permit for a minimum of 6 months and are at least 16 years old, you may make an appointment to take the final driver’s license test.

  • What to bring to the DMV for your CA Driver’s License Test:

    • Original Completion
    • Certificate for Driver’s Training (Teen Road to Safety will provide this)
    • Original Learner’s Permit
    • Proof of vehicle registration and insurance
    • A parent or guardian

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