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
(please always check the actual DMV website at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dmvhomes for actual laws and regulations.)
Many parents ask, where do we start? What comes first? The quick answer to that questions is:
- complete drivers education (online or inclass)
- take certificate of completion to dmv to obtain permit
- complete 6 hours behind the wheel training
- get licensed
Here's a little more detail regarding the above questions...
INSTRUCTION PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR TEENS
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)