CA License #2559

License Requirements

Teen Requirements for Obtaining Driver’s License - Under 18 years

  1. Have your parent's permission
  2. Complete Driver's Education 
  3. Pass written test at DMV, appointment required.  Must be at least 15 1/2 yrs. old and provide proof of completion of Driver Education. 
  4. Schedule 6-hours of Driver's Training with a Professional Driving School. 
  5. Complete 50 hours of supervised driving with someone 25 years or older who has a valid, CDL – permit not valid until teen completes the first driving lesson with Driving School
  6. Pass the Road Test at DMV (must be at least 16 yrs. old, provide proof of completion of Driver's Ed & Training  and have had permit for at least 6 months) 
  7. Schedule appointments in advance at DMV.ca.gov
  8. Appointments for written tests are not required at DMV located at 2222 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

*New Law:  You are required to bring 2 proof of residency documents to DMV for the written test.  For more details:  DMV.ca.gov

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