Teen in California taking online drivers ed
California Online Drivers Ed

The Easy Way to Get Your Learners Permit

  • Approved by the California DMV
  • 100% online – save time and money
  • Available 24/7 – study when you want
  • Easy to understand, easier to pass
  • Interactive video – it’s like watching TV

Questions about California Drivers Ed Online (FAQs)

Course Information

California Learners Permit and Drivers License Information

Course Information

  1. Who needs to take California drivers ed? Is there an age requirement?

If you are at least 15 ½ years old and under 18 years of age, you must take a in order to get a California drivers license.

  1. How does I Drive Safely’s online drivers ed course work?

The California online teen drivers ed program is a state-mandated 30 hours long. The information in our course is broken up into 8 chapters, each covering a specific topic regarding driving in California. After you complete each chapter, you’ll be given a 10-question multiple-choice quiz. At the end of the course, you will be given a 50-question final exam. You will successfully complete the course by passing with an 80% or greater.

  1. Does your online course satisfy California DMV requirements?

Yes – our online course is DMV-licensed and meets all of the state’s requirements needed to get your California learners permit.

  1. How long will it take me to finish the course?

That’s up to you! Although the California online drivers ed program is 30 hours long, you can do the work at your own pace.

  1. What if I don’t pass the California online drivers ed final exam?

Not to worry. You’re allowed unlimited retakes on the final exam for free – you’re practically guaranteed to pass.

  1. How soon will I receive my certificate of completion?

As soon as you complete the course, we will send you your certificate of completion for free. Regular mail delivery can take 5-7 days; if you need your certificate sooner, we offer expedited delivery options.

  1. How do I pay for the course?

You may make your payment online by using a credit card, bank debit card with a Visa/MasterCard/Amex/Discover logo, or Paypal. If you are uncomfortable submitting your payment online, you can contact our customer support representatives to make your payment over the phone. 

  1. What if I have additional questions about California online drivers ed?

We’re always here to help! We have a dedicated customer support staff that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can email them, call (800) 990-2814, or connect online via live chat.

California Learners Permit and Drivers License Information

  1. What do I need to do to get a California drivers license?

If you’re 15 ½ – 18 years of age, you must:

  • Apply for a learners permit and hold it for at least 6 months
  • Pass a behind-the-wheel class
  • Practice behind-the-wheel training for 50 hours (10 at night)
  • Pass the DMV road test

If you’re over 18 years of age, you must:

  • Apply for a license and pass the written test
  • Be issued a driver’s permit to practice in-car training
  • Pass the DMV road test
  1. Is it necessary for me to get a learners permit?

If you are 15 ½ – 18 years of age, you must get a learners permit and have it for six months before earning your drivers license.

If you are 18 or older and have never been licensed, you will receive a drivers permit so you practice driving legally. You can schedule a DMV road test once you feel comfortable behind the wheel.

  1. How do I apply for a California Learners Permit?

There are a few requirements and things you’ll need to do to get your California learners permit.

  • AGE: You must be between 15 1/2 and 18 years old to apply for your permit.
  • APPLICATION: Fill out the DL 44 form that’s available at your local DMV office (copies are not accepted, must be original).
  • SIGNATURES: Because you are a minor, you’ll need to get your parent or legal guardian’s signature on the DL 44 before turning it in.
  • VISIT THE DMV: To apply for your permit you have to go down to the DMV in person (if you want to avoid the long lines, make an appointment online!).
  • DRIVERS ED: If you’ve already completed drivers ed, bring your certificate of completion with you.
  • IDENTIFICATION: When you’re at the DMV, they will take your photo and your thumbprint.
  • OTHER INFO: Be sure you have your Social Security number, birth certificate, and legal citizen status paperwork.
  • PAYMENT: You will have to pay an application fee, which entitles you to three exams (of any kind) over the course of a year.
  • VISION EXAM: Whether you wear glasses, contacts, or your eyes are fine without, you’ll have to pass a vision test. 20/40 vision is the DMV’s standard requirement.
  • WRITTEN EXAM: You will also be tested on traffic laws and signs. You’re granted three chances to pass this test.
  1. What are the prerequisites for getting my California drivers license?

To apply for a California drivers license, you must have:

  • Had a learners permit for at least 6 months
  • Passed behind-the-wheel instructions
  • Driven the required 50 hours (10 at night)
  • Passed the DMV road test 

You can contact your local California DMV office to complete the paperwork and schedule appointments for your written and road tests. To find a DMV office near you, please click here.

  1. How long will it take to have my license mailed to me after I pass the road test?

You license will be mailed to you within 60 days of passing your road test. In the meantime, you will be handed a temporary printed license. Be sure you don’t lose it!

  1. What if I have any other questions?

Give us a call! We have a dedicated customer support team that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Email us or call us at (800) 990-2814, and we’ll answer your questions promptly.

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