Steps toward a provisional driver license: (For teens under 18)
  • Two restrictions for provisional license:

  • Click here to find out more and other exceptions to restrictions.
  • To take a driving test at DMV, you must be at least 16 years old.
  • Proof of completion of driver education and driver training.
  • Bring valid car insurance and car registration.
  • If you failed the first time, you must wait for 2 weeks before taking your next
    driving test and pay a fee of $7.
  • Schedule driving test appointment online or call (800) 777-0133.
  • Click here to find out more about driving test.
  • From the date your permit is issued, you must wait for 6 months before you are
    allowed to take the behind-the-wheel driving test at DMV.
  • California state requires a 50 hours lesson from parents, driving instructors, or
    anyone over 25 years of age with a valid California license (10 hours must be
    night driving).
  • Practice! Practice! And Practice!
  • Take at least 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a professional instructor.
  • Your permit is not valid until you start your driver training with a driving
    instructor or reach the age of 17 1/2.
  • Upon completion of six hours driver training, you will receive a Certificate of
    Driver Training DL400D (yellow slip).
  • Click here to learn more about our driver training.
  • The written test consists of 46 questions. You cannot miss 9 or more questions.
  • You have 3 chances to pass the test. If you fail three times, you must wait for 7
    days before taking it again. You can practice the sample test at DMV website.
  • Do not forget to study the DMV handbook and please take note of the
    followings before going to DMV:
  • CA state requires 30 hours of driver education. You may choose between
    online course or classroom training.
  • Online course may last from 2 to 7 days depending how fast you read.
    Classroom training often requires 4 to 5 days.
  • Upon completion, you'll get form DL400C (Pink slip)
  • Start now with Camellok Online Driver Education
Step 1:  Go Through Driver Education
Step 2:  Take a Written Test at DMV to Get a Provisional Permit
Step 3:  Go Through Driver Training
Step 4:  Hold your Permit for at Least 6 Months
Step 5:  Pass the DMV Driving Test
Step 6:  Receive Provisional License by Mail in about 2 to 3 Weeks
  1. Bring Driver Ed Certificate ( DL400C)
  2. Present an acceptable birth date/ legal presence document.
  3. Proof California residency, two (2) acceptable documents are required.
  4. Go with your parents/ guardians, they are required to sign  DMV application.
  1. No passengers under the age of 20 unless accompany by someone who is 25 years
    old or older with a valid California driver license.
  2. No driving between 11 pm and 5 am, unless accompany by someone who is 25 years
    old or older with a valid California driver license.
Don't have a Driver Education Certificate.   -------------   Start from step 1
Don't have a Provisional Permit to drive.    -------------   Start from step 2
Already have a Driver Training Certificate.  -------------  
 Start from step 5
You may obtain a provisional learning permit without driver education or driver training.
However, to take a driving test at DMV, you must prove that you had completed driver
education and driver training, otherwise you must wait until you reach 18 years of age.
If your age is between
17 1/2 and 18:
If your age is between
15 1/2 and 17 1/2:
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