DMV & Teen Driving Info


Please use the following useful links to answer some of your questions!


Parent-Teen Training Guide

(This guide provides the following information:)



Schedule appointment with the DMV

Driver License Handbooks

How to apply for a california drivers license if you are over 18



Helpful notes... 

(please always check the actual DMV website at for actual laws and regulations.)


Many parents ask, where do we start?  What comes first? The quick answer to that questions is:

  1. complete drivers education (online or inclass)
  2. take certificate of completion to dmv to obtain permit
  3. complete 6 hours behind the wheel training
  4. get licensed

Here's a little more detail regarding the above questions...



To obtain a provisional instruction permit you must be at least 15 1/2 but under 18 years of age and:

  • Complete Driver's Education (In-class or online) 
  • Schedule your written permit test (DMV appointment)
  • Fill out the DMV Driver License application form (DL 44) 
  • Obtain your parents' or guardians' signatures on the application form.
  • Present an acceptable original or certified birth date or legal presence document. (Passport) Refer to the California Driver Handbook for additional information.
  • Provide your social security number.
  • Pay the required $33 application fee.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Have your picture taken.
  • Give a thumb print.
  • Pass a written laws test.
  • Be enrollled in Behind the Wheel Driver Training

- If you fail the law test, you must wait one week before you can retake the test and apply for a license.

  • You must hold your permit for a minimum of 6 months before you may apply for a license.
  • Must have completed at least 50 hours of driving, 10 at night

*If you are between 15 1/2 and 17 1/2 you must provide proof that you:

  • Completed driver education (DL 387 or OL 237)
  • Your driving instructor will give you the forms to show proof of completion.
  • Are enrolled and participating in an approved integrated driver education/driver training program.  (DL 392 or OL 392)


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