Drivers License Requirements

Requirements for Under 18 Driver's License in California

Your Guide to Getting Behind the Wheel Safely and Responsibly Under The Age of 18

We provide comprehensive driver's license education courses to meet the requirements for students under 18 years old.

Step 1: For students aged 15 1/2 to 17 1/2
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First, Completion of a 30-Hour Educational Driving Course Is Required

Completion of a 30-hour educational course is mandatory. This course can be taken either online or in a classroom setting. After successfully finishing the course, students will receive a certificate of completion required for taking the DMV written test (Permit test).

Step 2: Once the permit is obtained
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Next, Complete 6 Hour Behind The Wheel Training

After obtaining the permit, students under the age group must complete a 6-hour Behind the Wheel training course with a licensed school.

The first 2 hours of the course, along with the instructor’s signature on the permit, must be completed before the student can practice driving with their parents or guardians. The remaining 4 hours can be completed within six months from the permit’s issuance date.

For students aged 17 1/2 to 18, only completion of Step 2 is required.

We offer competitively priced packages that cover all the necessary requirements.

Here at El Monte Driving School, we offer competitively priced packages that cover all the necessary requirements. We understand the significance and sensitivity of the Behind the Wheel training for minors, and our aim is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for both parents and students.

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Frequently asked questions

How old do I need to be to enroll in a driving school in California?

You can enroll in a driving school in California at the age of 15 and a half.

What are the steps to obtain a driver's license in California?

The steps to obtain a driver’s license in California include completing drivers education, obtaining a learner’s permit, practicing driving with a licensed adult, and passing the DMV driving test.

Is it mandatory to attend a driving school in order to obtain a driver's license?

While attending a driving school is not mandatory in California, it is highly recommended to receive professional instruction and gain the necessary skills and knowledge for safe driving.

Can I schedule my behind-the-wheel training sessions at a convenient time for me?

Yes, driving schools usually offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the needs of their students.

What is the pass rate of your driving school's students?

Our driving school maintains a high pass rate, and our instructors work diligently to prepare students for success in their driving tests.

How many hours of behind-the-wheel training are required by the state of California?

The state of California requires a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driving school.

Can I take online drivers education courses in California?

Yes, California allows online drivers education courses that can be completed conveniently from home.

What documents are required to enroll in a driving school?

Typically, you will need to provide identification documents, proof of residency, and in some cases, a learner’s permit or a driving record.

How long is the validity period of a learner's permit in California?

The learner’s permit in California is valid for 12 months.


Do you provide assistance with the DMV written test?

Yes, our driving school provides comprehensive preparation for the DMV written test to ensure that students are well-prepared and confident.