California Driver Education Eligibility

Program Info

California Driver Education Eligibilty Requirements

If you're between 15 1/2 and 17 1/2 years old and want to get a California learner permit (provisional instruction permit), you'll need to complete a DMV-approved California driver education course.

However, anyone of any age who wants to learn more about California's rules of the road and/ or is looking to obtain a California driver license may take this course.

How It Works

1. Register for the Course

It's simple. After you create an account (which takes less than a minute) you can start the Safe2Drive 30-Hour Driver Education Course. You can log in and out whenever you want and from any computer that has Internet access. When you log back in, you can return to the exact page where you left off.

2. Take the Online Instruction

The lessons consist of lecture material, animations, and other interactive exercises. At the end of each lesson, you will be asked questions about the content you just studied. This will allow you to easily master the content and help you pass with flying colors! We want to make this process as easy and anxiety-free as possible.

3. Pay for the Course

You are required to pay for the course after completing Lesson 6, and before moving on to Lesson 7. We provide several payment methods. We accept credit cards, debit cards, personal checks, or money orders.

4. Pass the Final Exam

You can take the exam online to complete the online instruction. Our online exam consists of multiple-choice questions and requires about 15-20 minutes to complete. You may retake the final exam as many times as necessary until you pass. We will also supply you with practice tests to help prepare you for your permit test at the DMV.

5. Get Your Certificate of Completion (DL 400c)

If you finish the final exam by 3PM PST Monday-Friday, we process and mail your Certificate of Completion (DL 400c) via 1st Class USPS mail. If you complete the final exam after 3PM PST Monday-Friday, your Certificate will be processed the next business day. For those who require faster shipping methods, we also offer FedEx Overnight and 2-day delivery for an additional fee.