Getting your license
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1st Take Drivers Education in-class or on-line. Currently as of 8/21/2013 we no longer hold in-class drivers education.  Our on-line class is offered here. 2nd Go to Department of Motor Vehicles To apply for a provisional permit you must be at least 15 1/2 but, under 18 years of age. Have a drivers education completion certificate. Provide an acceptable birth date/legal presence document (original copies only will be accepted). Provide your true full name. Provide your social security number. It will be verified with the Social Security Administration while you are in the office. (your name must match your birth certificate exactly). Pay a nonrefundable application fee.(This fee entitles you to three exams of any type within the 12-month period and pays for both the instruction permit and the driver license. If all requirements are not met within the 12-month period, the application becomes void and all steps must be completed again.) Pass a vision exam. Submit a completed and signed DMV Driver license application (DL 44) form. Have your parents' or guardians' signatures on the application form DL 44. Take your written test at the DMV.  There are 46 questions on the test. A passing score is at least 38 correct answers. NOTE: READ YOUR CALIFORNIA HAND BOOK! According to DMV statistics for the state of California the overall fail rate for applicants on their first-attempt for the written test is 67 percent.  Examiners in Clovis CA DMV state that 82 percent of teenagers fail their first-attempt on the written test in the Clovis office.  They say the reason is that teens are not reading the California Hand here for a PDF version of Book. The written test is taken on a TouchScreen Test Machine. More info click here. Don’t know how to? Find out here how to take DMV's New Permit Test on the TouchScreen Test Machine on YouTube.  Note: To allow you sufficient time for testing, DMV will not be administering knowledge tests after 4:30 p.m. If you are over 17 ½ but under 18 years of age, you may get your permit without the driver education and driver training certificates however, you will not be able to take the driving test until you turn 18.
CONGRATULATIONS YOU PASSED!! VERY IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU LOOSE YOUR PERMIT READ THIS!!! 3rd You have your permit! Call our office 559-297-6903 and schedule your driver training lessons. NOTE: READ YOUR PERMIT! Your permit will NOT be valid until you have your FIRST driver training session with a Driving Instructor and he or she sign off on your permit. Failure to do this may result in the loss of your permit till age 18 that includes driving in parking lots open to the public. But if you reach the age of 17 1/2 it will then be OK to drive with anyone 25 years of age or older. When you are 17 1/2 you do not need to take driver education to get a permit nor do you have to take driver training. To take the drive test in-car at the DMV you must have your permit for minimum six (6) months or wait until your 18th birthday. Drivers Training consist of six (6) hours taken over 3 days 2 hour sessions each day for a total of 6 hours of behind the wheel training. Complete Drivers Training. Once you complete your drivers training you will be issued a Behind-the-Wheel completion certificate (Gold color). Do not lose your certificate you will need this for your DMV Drive Test.  4th Drive Test Requirements: If you are under 18 years of age you must: Be at least 16 years of age. Complete six (6) hours of Drivers Training and be issued a Behind-the-Wheel completion certificate. Have held a valid permit for a minimum of six months. Have completed 50 hours of practice with an adult 25 years or older. The adult must have a valid California driver license and certify to the 50 hours of practice. At least 10 of the 50 hours must be done at night. Have a drive test scheduled at the DMV. Day of the in-vehicle Drive Test bring: 1. Your permit signed by a parent or guardian accepting liability for the minor. 2. Provide proof of financial responsibility (car insurance for the car used on the drive test) (your name is not required to be on the document for the drive test or drivers training) 3. Current vehicle registration for car used on drive test. 4. Your completion of Behind-the-Wheel certificate (gold color) given to you by your Driving Instructor. The in-vehicle Drive Test is about 20 minutes...Good Luck!!!    
Drivers Education Drivers education can be taken at really any age, most take it at around 15 years of age. As required by the STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Drivers education consists of thirty (30) periods of fifty (50) minutes (25 hours not including breaks, in a in- class setting). Breaks may range from 5 to 10 minutes. It is scheduled over four days ( Each student may receive a maximum of seven (7) hours of instruction per day). Once all four classes are complete a certificate of completion is issued.  Or check our on- line driver ed class to enroll and complete at your own pace at home.