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FAQs

  • Apply for your license +
    What documents do I need to bring when applying for my license in California?
    If you are Under the Age 18; A parent/guardian signed DL 44 driver’s license application form Your Social Security Number and Full Legal Name Original Birth Certificate or a Proof of Legal Presence Examples of this would be: • The United States Certificate of Birth Abroad or Report of Birth Abroad • Federal Proof of Indian Blood Degree • USCIS American Indian Card • Birth Certificate or passport issued from a US Territory • US Passport or US Passport Card • US Military Identification Cards • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship • Permanent Resident Card Certification from California Department of Corrections or California Youth Authority • Employment Authorization Card • Temporary Resident Identification Card • Canadian Passport/Birth Certificate • Non-resident Alien Canadian Border Crossing Card • Permanent Resident Re-entry Permit • Refugee travel document Certificate of Completion of Driver’s Education or Certificate of Completion of Driver’s Education and Driver Training or Certificate of Enrollment In A Classroom Driver Education And Driver Training Program Application fees Original – must not be a photocopy If you are Over the Age 18; Form DL 44 driver’s license application Your Social Security Number and Full Legal Name Original Birth Certificate/Proof of Legal Presence Examples of this would be: • United States Certificate of Birth Abroad or Report of Birth Abroad • Canadian Passport/Birth Certificate • Non-resident Alien Canadian Border Crossing Card • Permanent Resident Re-entry Permit • Refugee travel document • Certification from California Department of Corrections or California Youth Authority • Employment Authorization Card • Federal Proof of Indian Blood Degree • USCIS American Indian Card • Birth Certificate or passport issued from a US Territory • US Passport or US Passport Card • US Military Identification Cards • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship • Permanent Resident Card • Temporary Resident Identification Card Application fees Original – must not be a photocopy
    How do I get a non-commercial driver license in the CA?
    Below are the key steps to follow for a non-commercial driver license in CA: • First, apply for the learner permit, and then pay the required application fee. • Practice on at https://drivingtests101.com/united-states/california for your road test. • Then pursue a driver education course or DMV-approved pre-licensing course. • Use the acquired driver education certificate or your pre-licensing course certificate and get an appointment for the road test. • Pass your road test and get your CA driver license.
    Who Must Have a Driver License?
    California Residents Residents driving on public highways or using parking facilities that are public must have a California Driver License unless they are: • An officer of the United States government is operating a vehicle controlled by the U.S. government on federal business. • Operating or driving implements of husbandry that are not operated over a highway. • Operating or driving an off-highway vehicle on a highway. California U.S. Armed Forces Personnel If you are out of your state on active military duty and have a valid California Driver License, you and your spouse’s California Driver License will be valid full time for the absent period. New California Residents If you recently become a California resident and you are willing to drive in California, you are supposed to apply for a California DL within the first 10 days. Residency might be established in a variety of ways, which includes: • Being registered so as to vote in the California elections. • Filing for tax exemption of home owner’s property tax. • Paying and attending California college or university. Adults Visiting California Visitors who are over 18 years of age and are in possession of a valid DL from their home state may drive in CA without getting a California Driver's License as long as their home state DL is valid.
  • State Permit Test +
    Where should I take the tests?
    You can take the vision, knowledge, and behind-the-wheel driving tests at most of the DMV field offices that provide DL services.
    Is cheating allowed?
    The use of any testing aids is during the test is strictly prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to: electronic communication devices such as a cell phone, hand-held computer or cheat sheets. If any testing aid is used and detected during the knowledge test, it will be marked as FAIL. DMV may also take a discipline action against some of your driving privilege or the privilege of anyone else who assisted you in cheating process.
  • Take your permit test +
    What does your DL examination include?
    • A vision test – you may bring contact lenses or eyeglasses if you require them for driving. • A knowledge test – DMV uses automated Touchscreen Terminal also known as TST to for the knowledge test. • A behind-the-wheel driving test, if need be. An appointment should be made to take the behind-the-wheel test.
    What should you bring to the driving test?
    • Your old DL or instructions permit, whichever one. • Proof to show that the vehicle to be used is properly insured and it is in good shape, that is, brake and head lights should be working, horn and parking brake is okay, tires are in good condition and indicators must work properly.
  • Get ready for the driving exam +
    How many questions will be asked at the DMV driving theory written test?
    • Usually, 20 multiple-choice questions are asked in the DMV written permit test. • At least 14 questions should be correct in order to pass. must work properly. • If you do not pass the DMV written test for a non-CDL class license (class DJ, D, E, MJ, or M), you can take the DMV written test again; there is no limit. • For the non-CDL license classes, you are not required to pay additional fees so as to take the DMV test again. • If you pass the DMV written test, the DMV will issue you a learner permit valid for 5 years. The exact expiration date always depends on your birth date and the date that you applied for the permit.
    What can I do to prepare for the test?
    • You need to have enough practice and get safe driving tips.
    Can I get mock tests before the real test?
    Yes, visit https://drivingtests101.com/united-states/california and get free permit tests. The company has offered driving education, enhancing and promoting safe driving techniques across the United States over the years.
    What Classes of permit can you apply for?
    • CALIFORNIA CDL PERMIT • CALIFORNIA DMV CLASS C PERMIT • CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE CLASS M
  • Take your driving exam +
    Who takes the driving test?
    • Any person who has never been licensed in CA state or any other state or you hold a DL from a foreign country. • A person with a vision-related problem. • A limited term Driver License for specified physical and mental conditions. • A physical condition (except for corrective lenses) which DMV imposes a restriction or maybe you have a restriction on your Driver License, and you request the restriction be waived. • Been licensed out-of-state but do not have the DL to surrender. Driving tests for DL holders or renewals of out-of-state or U.S. territory DLs is normally waived if the DL is presented.
    Are all driving test the same?
    • The driving test for the noncommercial DL for Class C is the same for all the drivers regardless of their ages. An adult driver always takes the same type of driving test as a teenager driver. However, a driver with a physical or mental condition may take a different version of the driving test which contains additional test elements.
    How long does the driving test take?
    The road test is only 20 minutes. The examiner will ask you during the test to perform several things to demonstrate the skills that you learned as a safe and confident driver.
    What should I put into consideration during the test?
    What should I put into consideration during the test? Listen to the examiner and what he/she asks you to do and don't be afraid to ask questions if it is unclear.
    Who grades me?
    The examiner will note and grade your alertness and how you obey the rules of the road. Such as: • Following other traffic • Starting your vehicle • Merging to traffic • Making a U-turn • Pulling over to the side of the road and stopping • Moving away from a parked position onto the road Backing up • Parallel parking
  • Passed the test? +
    After you have passed your test, you get your Driver License means that you have met the driving test requirements.
  • Failed the test? +
    Pay a retest fee and schedule another drive test.
  • Renew your license +
    DMV sends a renewal notice to your address you gave about 2 months before your DL expires. Follow the instructions on the renewal notice. If you don't receive a renewal notice, go online or call to make an appointment to renew your DL. How do I Replace a Lost/Stolen or Damaged Driver License? If the above happens, you must go to a DMV field office, complete the Driver License or Identification Card Application form, and pay a fee for the replacement.
  • Moving to a different state +
    You do not need to cancel your DL with the DMV. When you receive a license from a new state, your CA DL will be canceled automatically.
  • General questions +
    From where do I apply for my driver's license in CA?
    Go to your local DMV office
    How can I contact the California DMV office?
    The DMV office can be reached online at www.dmv.ca.gov or call their number (800) 777-0133
    Is a physical necessary to get a permit in CA?
    No, a physical is not mandatory to get a permit in the state of California.
    Do I need to take a vision test when applying for the California driver's license?
    Yes, a vision test is required. 20/40 is the pass mark.
    Where can I get a photo for my CA driver's license taken?
    Once you have passed your test, you are only allowed to have your photograph taken at the DMV office.
    What colors should I avoid wearing when taking pictures for my license?
    No color restrictions