Complete an approved Driver’s Education Course. The state of California allows you to complete the required course on-line. Upon completion, you will receive a: DL 400B Certificate of Completion of Driver’s Education. (Blue) -OR- DL 400C Certificate of Completion of Non-Classroom Driver’s Education. (Pink)
The student will then take the written test to obtain the permit at the DMV. You will have to make an appointment to be able to take the written test. You will need to provide a Birth Certificate, (original from the county you were born in), Social Security Card, Driver’s Education Completion form as described above, DL 44 (application signed by Parent(s) or Guardian, student will wait to sign at the DMV) and pay the application fee with cash, check (payable to the DMV) or debit(ATM) card. When you pass the written test, the DMV will issue you your provisional instruction permit. THE PERMIT IS NOT VALID UNTIL AFTER YOUR FIRST LESSON WITH A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR! To schedule your first lesson, call our office at 800 380-3181. The first lesson is scheduled after the permit is obtained.
Individuals under the age of 18 are required to complete a total of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driving school and hold their permit for 6 months in order to take the DMV Drive Test. Upon completing the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training, the student will receive a DL 400D Certificate of Completion of Behind-The-Wheel Training ( gold ). This certificate is issued to the student by the instructor on their last lesson with our school. In addition to the required 6 hours with a driving school, the State of California also requires teens to have 50 hours of driving (10 of the 50 hours at night) with a parent or licensed driver over the age of 25.