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Step-by-Step Guide to obtaining CA License
(Ages between 15 1/2 and 17 1/2)

YOU enroll and finish CA approved Drivers Education. You can finish drivers ed before you turn 15 ½

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WE send you Certificate of Completion in the mail

See a sample of this certificate (DL400C)

YOU must be at least 15 years old before you take the next step


YOU fill out the DMV application form (DL 44)
your parents' or guardians' signatures on the application form.
Take certificate DL400C to a DMV and pass the written exam.
Present an acceptable birth date/legal presence document.
DMV issues you a Learners Permit

DL 44 application is not available online. You have to get it at a DMV.

YOU complete 6-hours behind-the-wheel training with a DMV approved driving school


DRIVING SCHOOL issues a completion certificate

See a sample of this certificate (OL 238)

If YOU are at least 16 years old and had your permit for at least 6 months, Congratulations! You are now ready for the DMV drive test.


YOU pass the drive test and DMV will issue a CA Drivers License. Please drive safely.

See provisional license restrictions
Golden State Drivers Ed Course
• Approved by CA DMV
• Price: $25
• Includes DMV Certificate DL400C
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Certificate of Completion
We'll mail DMV-recognized Certificate of Completion within one business day after you complete this course
CA Drivers License Instructions
1. Be at least 15½ years old
2. Take DMV-approved drivers ed
3. Get an official Certificate of Completion (DL400C)
4. Enroll in behind-the-wheel training
5. Pass the California DMV Instruction Permit test
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