We make BETTER drivers

Join the thousands of California teens who earned their Learners Permit and Drivers License after taking our fast, easy, and engaging, DMV approved online course. Get your permit from the comfort of your home with our online driver education program!

  • Approved by CA DMV
  • Trusted by driving schools and parents
  • Over 20 years of experience in California

Backed by science, fueled by fun

We gathered the world’s leading driving experts, behavioral scientists, and Hollywood writers to create the world's first microlearning Driver's Ed course.

Four independent studies show that our courses are effective in reducing collisions and traffic violations for California drivers.

Great features and benefits

100% ONLINE,

Best value or your money back

Making better drivers behind the wheel: If you don't think you received the best value and experience on your way to getting your California permit, we'll refund you, no questions asked.

*$4.95 DMV fee + $4.95 certificate processing and mailing fee may apply
  • FREE due date reminders
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Original Certificate of Completion mailed to you

How do I get my License?


Complete our CA DMV-approved Drivers Ed course

Get started today with our free express registration. We’ll guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

Pass your permit test at the DMV

We will send you your official Certificate of Completion (Form DL 400c/OL 237), which you'll take to your local DMV along with an accepted form of ID and residency document and pass the permit test.

Complete your behind-the-wheel driving training

Find a professional driving school that is licensed by the California DMV and complete the required hours of driving practice. You'll be required to hold your provisional learner’s permit for six months.

Visit our sister site DriverZ for a complete list of teen driver ed resources including a list of California's best driving schools.

Go ace your driving test!

Ready to get started on the road to your permit?

DMV Approved Drivers Education

We’ve been helping California drivers like you for over 20 years! Don’t just take it from us, let our new drivers do the talking.

User-friendly and entertaining
User friendly, interesting, humorous. I liked it alot. Also a good review of safe driving techniques, which is important!
Kathryn I.
A great learning experience
Very easy to use, very useful material. I had a great learning experience!
Roger B.
A painless process
Thank you so much Improv Team! You’ve made the process of completing an online course a painless and expeditious experience. I will recommend this course!
Lucky R.

CA Driver Ed FAQ

What is the online course?

The California driver’s ed course is a course that all teens in the state must complete to get their California driver’s permit.

Is California Driver's License Direct by Improv Licensed by the California DMV?

Absolutely! Our easy-to-take California program is a licensed California course and meets all of the requirements to get the first-time driver’s permit in California.

Does your course include a free practice exam that I can take?

Yes. Our course includes a free 100-question practice exam. This lets you know precisely what kind of questions to expect! This will be a big advantage in your written exam preparation.

How old do I have to be to take California driver ed?

This course is for new teen Driver’s between the age of 15 ½ to 17 ½ .

Do I have to take drivers education in person or can I take this online course?

Per California DMV regulations, you may take the California driver’s education course online rather than in a classroom setting. It’s much more convenient, cost effective, and way quicker (not to mention less boring) to take the course online.

How long is the course?

The course is designed to take 30 hours to complete, but the actual course time will depend on the student (how fast you read, retain information, etc.

Do I have to take quizzes in this course?

No! There is a short 3-question quiz at the end of each chapter for review purposes only.

Do I have to take a final exam in this course?

No! There is no final exam required to complete this course.

How long does it take to get my Certificate of Completion?

Once you complete the course, you can instantly download a proof of completion. However, the California DMV requires that you submit the original certificate of completion to them (DL 400c/OL 237) when applying for your driver’s permit. As such, your original certificate must be mailed to you and will be mailed to you the day after you complete the course. Expedited shipping options are also available.

What do I do with my Certificate of Completion when I receive it in the mail?

Hold on to your original Certificate of Completion (DL 400C/OL 237), as you will need to present it to the DMV at the time you take your provisional permit exam.

What happens after I complete California driver education course?

Simple… once you have completed your California drivers education course and behind-the-wheel training course, you can apply for your California driver’s license and then start your actual training behind the steering wheel when accompanied by a licensed parent, guardian, or other licensed driver 25 years of age or older.

The online instruction permits behind the wheel learning after completing our course so you can get your California drivers license. A California drivers license means that you are DMV-approved and being DMV-approved means that you will receive an official DMV certificate and can start driving! That, and your parents can trust you with their car. ????

What are the requirements to get my provisional (learner’s) license after taking the online driving school driver’s ed course?

  • Must be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years of age
  • Must have completed California permit program through a DMV-licensed program (like us)
  • Complete DMV Form DL 44.
  • An original California Driver’s License Application (Form DL 44) form must be completed (no photocopies). The DMV does not allow you to download this form online because each form contains a unique barcode which must be scanned by the DMV employee at your DMV driver’s permit appointment. To obtain a Driver License Application, you may either pick one up at your local DMV office or you may call the DMV’s Automated Telephone Service at (800) 777-0133 to have a form mailed to you. The automated service is available 24/7. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to have your parents or guardians sign the application.
  • Make your appointment at the DMV by going in person to a DMV office or making an appointment online.

What should I take to the DMV to get my provisional (learner’s) permit?

  • Either your social security card or birth certificate
  • Your completed Form DL 44 signed by both you and your parents/guardians
  • Proper completion form from your California Driver Training class (Form DL 400C if you took the course through an DMV-licensed online course)
  • DMV Application fee

Note: This fee entitles you to three exams of any type within the 12–month period and pays for both the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements are not met within the 12–month period, the application becomes void and all steps must be completed again.

What will I have to do at the DMV appointment?

Per DMV requirements, once you have held your permit for 6 months, you may take the driving test to receive your provisional Driver’s License. Our online driver course also requires a written test with a professional driving instructor for behind-the-wheel training. Our online drivers ed course is the best first step for online driver education and getting your California learner permit. Did we mention our DMV approved California drivers ed course was easy? Start driving and learn the rules of the road with our DMV-approved drivers education online class today!

How do I become eligible to take the driving test?

  • Be 16 years old
  • Have held your permit for a minimum of six months
  • Have completed driver education
  • Have completed 6 hours of professional driver training
  • Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must have been done at night.

What do I need to do to get my regular driver’s license?

  • Make a driving test Appointment(s), as driving tests are not given without an appointment. You may also call (800) 777–0133 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday–Friday or go to the California DMV website to make a driving test appointment or schedule.
  • Take and pass your driving test. If you fail your driving test, you must wait two weeks before you can take the test again. You have three chances to pass.
  • Provide proof of financial responsibility

Get started on your Drivers Ed and get your learners permit