Teen Requirements to Obtain Permit and License Are:


  • Start your driver’s education (online or in class) with your parent/guardian’s consent

  • Finish your 10 units online or 4 days in class

  • Obtain a certificate DL 400C (pink) or DL 400B (blue)

  • Take your certificates to DMV and take a written test

  • Once you’ve successfully passed your written test, call and schedule your first 2 hour in-car lesson

  • After the first lesson with your instructor your permit will be validated to drive with you parents or guardians

  • You must drive a total of 6 hours with driving school to obtain a DL 400D (yellow)

  • You have to wait 6 months from the date you have received your learners permit

  • Finish your 50 hours of practice with your parents 40 hours day 10 hours night.

  • Schedule your road test with DMV

  • Please be advised that your license is issued with exceptions refer to page 9 of DMV handbook.



  • Age to apply for a driver’s license is 15 1/2 to 17 1/2 years old
  • You must consent for your teen to begin their classes.
  • You are responsible for all the fees.
  • Your teen must finish drivers education (in-class or online).
  • Your teen must obtain a certificate and obtain their learners permit.
  • Your teen must drive 6 hours with the driving school.
  • Your teen must drive with you for 50 hours – 10 hours night and 40 hours day.
  • Your teen must obtain another certificate of completion of 6 hours and wait 6 months (from the day of that permit was issued) before obtaining their license.
  • It is a big step for you and your teen and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Please call us for any questions (858) 752-4089.


If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call –

(858) 752-4089.


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