The exam to get a California learner’s permit sounds tough, but with our three easy to do steps, it’s actually one of the easiest things you’ll ever do in a DMV. Follow these steps and you will have a better chance coming out of DMV office with a learner’s permit – at first go.
- How to get driving license in California: Learn how to get driving license permit in the state of California for new drivers, interstate drivers and international drivers.
- California Practice Permit Test: If you don’t prepare, that permit test could jump out and blindside you, making you go through the boring test-taking process multiple times. You don’t want to do that. What you want to do is take our permit practice test to make sure you’re down with the material, as well as the method of testing you will be subjected to.
- California Drivers Manual: Even with the practice test, there’s a chance that you will see something on the real test it didn’t cover. So make sure you read the manual, which we’re sharing with you; it covers everything you need for the test and the road.
- California Road Signs: Get to know the road signs; really get familiar with them. Because the DMV loves to test people on those for some reason. Also you should probably know what road signs mean before you drive a car.
- California Permit Test Flash Cards: Use these flash cards as many times as you need to practice for your actual California permit test. Remember – about half of individuals FAIL the real knowledge test the first time. So, make sure to study the full CALIFORNIA Driver’s Manual before you go to take the real knowledge test.
- California Permit Test Cheat Sheet: This cheat sheet will help you remember the important test questions and help you prepare for the California permit test in simple easy way. You can either download or read the cheat sheet online.
With these three steps that we have seen fit to share with you, you’ll march into that test like a boss and cram those answers so hard the test’s head will spin, figuratively. Without these steps, you’ll be at a major disadvantage to all of the yahoos driving around on the beautiful California roads who already passed the test. Don’t be at a disadvantage, you can do this!
California Permit Test FAQs:
How do I get driver’s permit in California?
You just be at least 16 years old to apply for a California Drivers License under California DMV guidelines.
Applicants who are under 18 years of age must do the following:
- Have proof that you have completed driver education.
- Have proof that you have done a minimum of 6 hours of professional driver training.
- Have a California instruction permit that has been held for at least six months.
- Provide parent(s) or guardian(s) signature(s) on your instruction permit, which state that you have completed the required 50 hours of supervised driving practice, 10 hours of which must be done at night.
- Successfully complete the behind-the-wheel driving test. While your permit is valid, you have three chances to pass the test. If you fail to pass the behind-the-wheel driving test, a retest fee will be charged for a second and any subsequent tests. You must also wait two weeks before you can be retested.
How do I prepare for the California permit test?
It is a requirement in California that anyone applying for a permit must pass a written test that includes safe driving techniques, motor vehicle laws and traffic signs. Studying for this exam is encouraged so that you can obtain your learner’s permit when you reach the required age. Take the California practice test now and test your driving knowledge. Online practice tests are available that provide real sample questions from the exam. It may be required of you to wait until at least the next day to re-take the test if you fail it. Some states also charge a fee to re-take the test.
I have recently moved to California. How do I get the driver’s license?
If you are going to become a resident of California and you have an out-of-state license, you must get a California driver’s license within 10 days of establishing permanent residence. You will be required to surrender your out-of-state license so make sure you bring it to the DMV when you are going to get the new license.
You will be required to pass a vision test and the written exam to change your valid out-of-state license for a CA license, but you will not be required to complete a behind-the-wheel test.
However, you may be required to apply for an interim California license and pass all required testing, if your out-of-state license has expired.
I am from the overseas. Do I have to apply for the California driver’s license?
As long as it is accompanied by a valid license from the driver’s resident country, California will honor an International Driving permit for visitors. However, if you become resident of the state, you will have 10 days to obtain a California license and you must complete all required steps for a learner’s permit, which include the written and behind-the-wheel segments of the driver’s exam.
What documentation do I require for California driving permit?
You must have the following documents with you when you go to the California DMV Office to get your driver’s license:
What will happen after I pass the permit test?
You will receive the following upon completion of the licensing requirements:
- Interim Driver’s License (16 to 18 years of age).
- Full Driver’s License (18 and older) valid for 5 years.
Always remember—to safely operate a motor vehicle you need knowledge, skill, and an understanding that there are limitations imposed by the environment and other drivers.