California Driver Ed FAQs

Is this California driver ed course right for me?

If you are between the ages of 15 ½ and 17 ½ and would like get a permit in the state of California, you must complete California driver education. You can begin our course at the age of 15 ½. This course fully satisfies California driver ed requirements and is accepted by the California DMV.

Is this online driver ed approved by the California DMV?

Yes, this course has been approved and accepted by the California DMV.

How long is this course?

The state requires the driver ed course to last a minimum of 30 hours. This includes 25 hours of learning and 5 hours of required breaks throughout the course.

Why take online driver ed and not in the classroom?

This course can be taken anytime, anywhere with access to the internet. Plus, you can complete at your own pace. So if you wish to finish a section at a time, or whatever best fits your schedule, the course saves your progress each time you log off. And you are guaranteed to pass!

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

No, the system saves your progress each time you log out so you can take the online driver ed course at your own pace.

Is the driver ed course completely online?

Yes. The driver education course is 100% online. This allows you to complete your requirement before you go to the DMV to apply for your license.

What do I need to do after completing the course?

We will provide you a certificate at the end of the course to take to the DMV. You will also need to take certain California DMV Required Forms to verify your identity.

When will I get my driver ed certificate?

Your certificate is processed the day you graduate. Please allow 10 business days to receive it via U.S. first class mail. There is no extra charge.

Do I have to take a written test at the DMV?

Yes, all applicants will need to pass a 46-question written exam at the DMV after completing the driver education course.

What do I need to get a permit?

View the full permit checklist to prepare you for getting your California driver permit.

What age can you start driver ed in California?

You can start our driver's ed in California when you are 15 ½ years old. You can obtain your learner's permit 6 months after your 15th birthday.

How old do you have to be to get a driver's license in California?

You can apply for a provisional license once you turn 16 years old, but all driving restrictions will be lifted once you turn 18 years old.

How many questions are on the permit test in CA?

The permit test in CA has 46 questions total, which means you need to answer 38 correctly to pass. If you are worried about passing the river permit exam, you should consider taking our permit prep.