California Frequently Asked Questions
What's the youngest age someone can be to take the California driving test to get a learners permit?
The California DMV age requirement to take the test to get a California learner's permit is 15 years, and 6 months.
What age does someone need to be drive in California?
15 years, 6 months to be eligible for a California learner's permit.  And 16 years old for a California provisional license (you must have held your learner's permit for six [6] months).
What forms do I need to give to the drivers license office before I can begin learning how to drive a car?
After you're finished with your California online driver education class (which you'll need to do before you can get a California learners permit), you will be issued an online driver education certificate of completion (DMV Form DL400C). 

This is a list of what you will need to take with you to the DMV office when you go to take your California learner's permit written exam.

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Legal Residence
  • Social Security Card (or Number)
  • Proof of Auto Insurance (i.e.--your insurance card)
  • Form DL400C (online driver's education certificate of completion)


In California, how many opportunities will I have to take the final exam for TeenDrivingCourseonline driver education class?

You have UNLIMITED opportunities to pass Teen Driving Course's California online drivers education class final exam at no additional cost!

How many questions are there on the final test given at the end of California's Teen Driving Course internet class?
The Teen Driving Course-California internet class' final test has 40 questions, all multiple-choice.  You'll need to get at least 34 of them correctly (85%) in order to pass the class.
Is Teen Driving Course's California online driving education class certified by the California DMV?
You bet it is!  Our online driving course is 100%-approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfies all California DMV standards required to fulfill the 30-hour driver education classroom portion of your drivers education requirement.

After you complete TeenDrivingCourse's online drivers education course, we will send you a certificate of completion (Form DL400C).  You MUST bring this form with you to the DMV office when you go to take your California learner's permit written test.
How long is it going to take to get my completion certificate from Teen Driving Course after I finish the California driving education online class?
It takes about 3 to 5 days to get your Teen Driving Course--California certificate of completion (Form DL400C) in the mail, unless you wish to pay extra by having FedEx ship it.  Completion certificates or DL400C forms in California don't expire for six (6) months from the date they are issued, so there's no need to worry.
When can I actually start driving a car in California?
You may begin driving an automobile in California once you’ve turned 15 1/2, completed an approved California drivers education course, passed the California DMV written learner's permit exam and received your California learner's permit.  However, with a learner's permit, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver of at least 25 years of age sitting in the front passenger seat whenever you drive.
How long will I have to have my learners permit before I can get my real driver’s license?
California's DMV requires you be at least 16 years of age and have held a California learner's permit in good standing for at least six (6) months before you are eligible your California unrestricted drivers license. 
Do I have to do behind-the-wheel training with a professional instructor?
Yes, you do.  Hands-on learning is just as important as the knowledge of road rules when it comes to learning to drive safely.  Therefore, after you complete the Teen Driving Course's California online drivers education course and have received your California learner's permit, you will need to enroll in a DMV-certified professional driving school of your choice and complete your behind-the-wheel training. 

If you are less than six (6) months away from turning 18, you may get your learners' permit without the driver education and driver training certificates but you won't be able to take the driving test until you turn 18.

How many hours of supervised driving do I have to have before I can get my driver’s license?
In order to be eligible to get a California drivers license, you must complete 50 hours of driving practice with a licensed California driver who's at least 25 years old.  At least 10 of the 50 hours must be done at night.  This is in addition to the required six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel training you receive from a professional driving instructor.
Can my friends ride with me when I drive with my California permit?
Yes, but if you're under 18, there must be a licensed California driver who's at least 25 years old must be sitting next to you in the front passenger seat when you drive.  It is illegal for you to drive alone at any time.
Can I drive alone with my CA learners permit?
NO WAY.   It is illegal for you to drive alone at any time in the State of California with a learners permit.  A licensed California driver who is at least 25 years of age must be seated in the front passenger seat whenever you're behind the wheel.
How much money does Teen Driving Course charge in California ?
The cost for the taking Teen Driving Course California online drivers education program varies by season.  Go to "Course Options"on our website to see the current price.
Can my money be refunded if I'm not satisfied with Teen Driving Course's California internet driving program?
Sure, you can!  Refunds can be issued at any point prior to your certificate of completion being sent -- it's our 100% money back guarantee.