Quick Answer: How Do I Get My Permit In California??

Requirements for getting your Driving Permit.

To earn your California provisional instruction permit, any minor must: Be at least 15 ½, but under 18 years of age.

Have completed a DMV approved driver education course, like MyCaliforniaPermit.com.

How much does it cost to get a learner’s permit in California?

You need to take a 46-question written test. To pass the exam, you need to get 38 correct answers at least. Once you pass the exam, you’ll need to pay a $35 application fee, which covers your provisional learner’s permit and driver license.

Can I drive to and from school with my permit?

Answer: No. With a learner’s permit, you can only drive if a licensed adult driver (21+ years old) is in the front passenger seat. When you have an intermediate license, you will be able to drive to school by yourself.

How do I get drivers permit?


  • Study the requirements in your jurisdiction.
  • Locate the DMV headquarters in your area.
  • Submit an application to receive your driving permit.
  • Provide proof of identity.
  • Take an eyesight exam.
  • Pay any associated fees.

Can you take the written driving test online in California?

In order to get your learner’s permit, you’ll need to take the California DMV written test, which will have 46 questions and you’ll be required to answer 38 correctly to pass. To get a permit, you’ll pay a $33 fee and must take a standard vision test at your local DMV, in addition to the written knowledge test.

Do permit drivers need insurance in California?

In California, teens can get their learner’s permit at age 15 1/2 if they meet certain requirements. However, they can’t get a driver’s license until they are at least 16 or have had their permit for 6 months. Most insurance companies will cover a permitted driver under the insurance of the supervising driver.

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