Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: A teen may get his/her permit at age 15 1/2 as long as they have completed their Drivers Education course.
Answer: No. They go to the DMV and take the written exam first. Then they come to the Driving School to activate the permit. They may not legally drive until they start their Drivers Training with the Driving School.
Answer: They will need to take an original or certified copy of their birth certificate, social security number (card not mandatory), and the pink or blue Certificate of Completion of Drivers Education. There is a DL44 at the DMV that both parents will need to sign.
Answer: Once a teenager has obtained his/her permit; they may not drive with anyone until they begin their behind-the-wheel training with a driving school. The driving school will validate the permit upon the first lesson and the permit will be legal to practice with.
Answer: They must possess their permit for 6 or more months from the day it was issued, or turn 18 before they can obtain their driver’s license.
Answer: They may practice driving with a California licensed driver 25 years of age or older. The adult must sit in the front passenger seat so as to be able to take control of the vehicle if needed.
Answer: Any licensed driver 25 years of age or older, and anyone else who wishes to be in the car.
Answer: When you are 17 1/2 you do not need to take Drivers Education or Drivers Training. You will be able to get you permit, but will have to wait until you are 18 to obtain your driver’s license.