We Make BETTER California Drivers

The simplest and most reliable path to get your California Driver's License

We gathered the world’s leading driving experts, behavioral scientists, and Hollywood writers to create a course and make it fun, engaging, and memorable.

Four independent studies show that our driver’s education courses are effective in reducing collisions and traffic violations.

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*$4.95 DMV Fee + $4.95 Certificate Processing and Mailing Fee may apply.



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

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

Yes. Our California driver’s ed 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

No! That’s one of the reasons California teens love our course! Driver’s ed students appreciate the fact that they are in the driver’s seat when it comes to taking their California driver’s ed course!

  • Take the course in increments as time permits rather than all in one sitting. Our California driver’s ed course is designed for convenience and to work around your busy teen schedule!
  • You decide when and where you will study. The course can be taken on computers, laptops, iPads and most mobile devices.

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.

Hold on to your original driver’s ed 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.

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.

  • Must be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years of age
  • Must have completed California Driver Education through a DMV-licensed driving school (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.
  • 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 Education and/or 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.

  • Vision exam
  • Written traffic laws and signs exam.

There are 46 questions on the test. A passing score is at least 38 correct answers.

Note: You will have 3 chances to pass the written test. If you happen to fail, you will have to wait an additional 7 days before you are allowed to take it once again. Once you pass your exam, you will need to give your thumb print and get your picture taken!

No. Remember, with a learner’s permit, it is illegal for you to drive alone at any time. You may only drive if a parent, guardian, spouse, or adult 25 years of age or older who has a valid California Driver's license is present with you in the vehicle. He or she must sit in a position close enough to take control of the vehicle, if necessary.

Once you have held your permit for 6 months, you may take the driving test to receive your provisional Driver’s License.

  • 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.
  • 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

After you pass your driving test, you will be issued an interim license valid for 90 days until you receive your new photo license in the mail. Check your address before you leave DMV and tell the DMV representative if you have moved or if your address is incorrect. If you have not received your license after 60 days, call (800) 777–0133 to check on the status. Have your interim license with you to provide information when requested.

Yes, there are some Provisional Driving Restrictions to your California Driver's License for the first 12 months. You must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed parent, guardian, or other licensed driver 25 years of age or older or a licensed or certified driving instructor when you:

  • Transport passengers under 20 years of age at any time, for the first twelve months.
  • Drive between 11 pm and 5 am for the first twelve months.

How to Get a California Driver’s License

First, complete our California DMV-approved Drivers Ed course

  • Get started today with our special offer!
  • We’ll guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

Pass your permit test at the DMV

  • Once you’ve completed our course, we will send you your official Drivers Ed Certificate of Completion (Form DL 400c/OL 237).
  • Take your certificate to your local California DMV along with an accepted form of ID and residency document and pass the permit test.
  • We highly recommend making an appointment on the California DMV website.

Next you will complete your behind-the-wheel driving training

  • Find a professional driving school that is licensed by the California DMV.
  • Complete the required hours of driving practice.
  • Hold your provisional learner’s permit for six months.

Finally, go excel at your driving test

Pass the official DMV road test… and BAM!

You will receive an interim license which allows you to drive until you get the official photo-one-with-your-smiling-face-on-it in the mail in the following 2 weeks.

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Our Vision: To Rethink The Ordinary

We believe in thinking differently. We believe in challenging the status quo. We had an idea 25 years ago that changed the driving industry forever. The notion was simple: the more you enjoy learning, the more you'll remember. Over four million students and several effectiveness studies later, we're proud to say that we were right.

Foundational cognitive psychology research has shown that we learn best when lessons are short, spaced out over time, and actively tested. These are the proven brain-training techniques used to power the IMPROV® RecallBOOST platform. Learners receive focused, highly-targeted information in short, hard-hitting, and engaging bursts, making the given learning objectives stick.

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