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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I take the California learners permit test?
To take the California DMV learner’s permit test, you must be at least 15 ½ years old.  
So when can I begin driving in California?
Once you have completed an approved California drivers education course, passed the DMV learners permit written exam and received your California's learners permit you may start driving! Keep in mind, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age at all times when you are driving with your California learners permit. 
Does the Driver Ed To Go Online California Driver Education Course meet all DMV learners permit requirements?

Yes! Our online drivers education course is fully approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfies all California DMV requirements for the 30-hour driver education classroom instruction to earn your learners permit. After you complete our online drivers education course, we will send you a certificate of completion (Form DL400C).  You must take this form to the California DMV office when you go to take your learner's permit written exam.

Is behind-the-wheel training required to get my California learners permit or drivers license?

Yes.  California requires that you complete both a driver's education course (like the one offered online by DriverEdToGo) as well as behind-the-wheel training from a professional driving school.  Once you have completed DriverEdToGo's California online driver education course, we will issue you a certificate of completion (Form DL400C).  You must bring this form with you to the DMV when you go to take your written learner's permit exam.

After you have received your California learner's permit, you should enroll in a driving school of your choice to complete your behind-the-wheel training.

If you are over 17 ½ but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18.

How soon will I receive the California drivers education certificate of completion, once I pass the online drivers ed course?
We will process and mail out your California drivers education certificate as soon as you successfully complete the online drivers ed course. How quickly you receive your certificate will depend on the shipping method you select. We offer expedited shipping options including overnight delivery in case you want to get your certificate right away. 
What documents do I need to take to the DMV to apply for a California learners permit?
Once you have completed a DMV approved California online driver education course to earn your California learners permit, you will be issued a certificate of completion (DMV Form DL400C). You must bring your DL400C form, along with proof of identity, proof of legal residence, social security number, and proof of car insurance (i.e.--your insurance policy card) to the DMV office with you when you go to take your learner's permit written exam.
 
As of Sept. 1, 2010, you are no longer required to enroll in a professional driving school BEFORE taking your learner's permit test.  You may enroll in a behind-the-wheel training school after you have received your learner's permit. 
How old do I have to be to get my California drivers license?
You must be at least 16 years old to get your California drivers license. You must have also successfully completed a California driver education course and received your learners permit. Once you have completed 6 hours of behind the wheel training and held your learners permit for at least 6 months, you can apply for your drivers license at your local DMV. 
How much does the California Online Driver Ed course cost?
The price of our California Driver Education Online course varies by season; please click "Course Options" for the current price.
How long do I need to have my learners permit before I can get my driver’s license?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires you to hold a California learner's permit for a minimum period of 6 months before you can get your California drivers license.

What if I don't pass the final exam in the California online drivers ed course? Will I be able to try again?
Don't worry, if you don't pass the California online driver education course final exam on your first attempt you can retake the exam as many times as you need without any additional charge. So you can be sure to pass our California driver ed test!
How many hours of supervised driving must I complete before I can get my driver’s license?

To get your California drivers license, you must complete 50 hours of practice with a licensed California driver 25 years or older. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.  This is in addition to your required six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel training from a professional driving instructor.

Can I get a refund for the California internet driver ed course?
We will issue a refund for the California online drivers ed course at any point prior to the certificate of completion being sent -- it's our 100% money back guarantee.
Can I drive alone with my California learners permit?

If you are under age 18, it is illegal for you to drive alone at any time in the State of California.  You must be accompanied by a California licensed driver who is at least 25 years or older. 

How many questions are in the California Driver Ed To Go online course final exam?
The California online drivers ed final exam includes 40 multiple choice questions. You must answer 34 questions correctly, which is 85%, in order to pass the drivers ed exam.
Can I drive with my friends in the car when I have my California learner's permit? What about if I have a California provisional driver's license?

If you are under the age of 18 and have your California learners permit or provisional drivers license, a licensed California driver 25 years of age or older who has a valid California driver license must be with you when you drive. It is illegal for you to drive alone at any time.

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