Visit a Department of Motor Vehicles office. During the visit the student must:
Bring these items to the DMV for your Learner’s Permit:
An birth/legal presence document. (Birth Certificate, Passport, etc. No copies.)
A completed Driver License Application (DL44). (Fill out before you go to make your visit shorter.)
$33.00 application fee. (Credit cards not accepted)
And be ready to:
Take a written test.
Take a photo and digital thumb print. (Remember to brush your hair and practice your smile.)
Take a basic eye exam. (Vision must be minimum 20/40. Bring your glasses or contacts.)
Behind-the-Wheel Takes place in our cars, on real streets. We are focused on building good driving habits and confidence with simple teaching techniques and positive reinforcement. Vehicle control, applying driving laws and rules to the real world, and defensive driving techniques are part of every private lesson.
After you’ve completed Behind-the-Wheel with your driving instructor
You will prepare for Step 3: DMV Drive Test by:
Being at least 18 years old.
Continuing to practice with a licensed adult 18+ until you are confident in your driving abilities
Choose Optional Step 3: Dmv Drive Test And we’ll handle everything below!
After you’ve met the above requirements, you may:
Schedule a Drive Test at the DMV. (By phone at 1-800-777-0133, or online at www.dmv.ca.gov)
Check your vehicle to ensure all lights and controls function (Wind shield, driver window, all lights, tires, brakes and horn must work.)
Have insurance and registration for the vehicle you’re testing in. (DMV must verify both.)
Arrive at your appointed date and time. (Go directly to the Drive Test Window. Bring your Confirmation #)
Be ready to show your driving skills to the DMV Examiner!
DMV Drive Test In the car you learned in. Includes 1 hour warm-up to review all skills and calm your nerves. We take care of the scheduling and paperwork. The perfect way to ensure your best performance for your Big Day!
If you are commited to practicing with your new driver every day? Our 6 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is sufficient.
If you are commited to practicing with your new driver 3 – 4 times a week? Our 12 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is recommended.
If you can only practice with your new driver 1 – 2 times a week? Our 24 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is recommended.
If you can only practice with your new driver occasionally, or not at all? Our 56 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Package is strongly recommended.
We do recommend that our students take more than 6 hours for a simple reason: More training makes them safer drivers.
Which Student Is The Safer Driver:
The student who has merged onto the freeway 10 times?
Or, the student who has merged onto the freeway 50 times?
Repetition and practice is essential to building consistent and safe driving habits. Driving is a habit.
Which Student Is The Safer Driver:
The student who has parked twice on the left, and twice on the right?
Or, the student who has parked 8 times on the left, 8 times on the right, 8 times diagonally, and 4 times parallel?
Depth of knowledge and experience is essential to building consistent and safe driving habits. Driving is a habit.
Consider the above information when choosing the right Behind-the-Wheel Package for your new driver. The benefits of repetition, practice, depth of knowledge, and experience are invaluable to your new driver. Any part of these essential benefits that they do not gain from their Behind-the-Wheel lessons must be provided by you.