• Must be at least 15 years old to begin driver education
  • Take and complete 30 hour online driver education course and receive certificate of completion
  • Complete DMV DL44 application (to save time, complete online before visiting DMV)
  • Visit DMV and take 2 proofs of residency, original birth certificate, social security number, and driver education certificate of completion
  • Under age must be accompanied by parent/guardian
  • Must be at least 15 ½ years old to be eligible to get a permit
  • Take and pass knowledge test and receive California Provisional Permit
    *All individuals must possess a driver permit to receive behind the wheel driving lessons


  • Call Express Learning Driving School to schedule the first (2) hour behind the wheel lesson (total of 6 hours)
  • Get permit signed by licensed instructor on the first lesson
  • Minors must hold onto permit for 6 months before attempting DMV Drive Test (permit is valid for 1 year)
  • Complete a (recommended) minimum of 50 hours of behind the wheel training (40 hours in the daylight + 10 hours at nighttime and 6 hours with a licensed instructor)
  • Receive certificate of completion after completing 3 lessons (6 hours) with
    licensed instructor


  • Visit DMV and take behind the wheel certificate of completion, permit signed by instructor and parent, car insurance, and registration
  • Individuals will be tested on their ability to drive safely and follow California’s driving regulations
  • Successful driving test will result in a California licensed driver