How to Get a Driving License in California
Driving laws vary from state to state, what might be the speed limit in California, could be breaking the law in Michigan. The same goes for the driver’s license process. There are a different set of rules for how to get a driving license in California and it’s important everyone follows them. The process seems like a lot of work, but when you have professionals on your side, it can be made easier.
Find out how to get a driving license in California and all the ways Varsity Driving Academy could help make that process easier.
How to Get a Driving License in California | Age First
There are a few different requirements that are determined by the age of the person applying for the license. The process begins at age 15 ½, this is when teens can apply for a learner’s permit and take the test but driver’s education must be completed first. If a teen is 17 ½, they can apply for a learner’s permit without having completed driver’s education. At age 16, teens can skip the permit process and go straight for a license but they must have completed driver’s education. Finally, at age 18, there is no need to apply for a learner’s permit or complete driver’s education.
How to Get a Driving License in California | Driver’s Education
For all teens between the ages of 15 ½ to 17 ½, driver’s ed is required by the state to apply for a learner’s permit. A learner’s permit gives teens the ability to drive on the open road but with a licensed driver over the age of 25. Driver’s education must consist of 25 hours of instruction. At Varsity Driving Academy, these hours can be done in a classroom or online. If the online course is the best option, these hours can be completed on a teen’s own time. There is no need to complete them all in one sitting, in fact, teens have as long as they need to complete this stage.
How to Get a Driving License in California | Learner’s Permit
To get a learner’s permit, teens first need to complete a driver’s education course and then schedule an appointment to take a written exam at the DMV. There are many ways to prepare for the test but there is nothing one can do to prepare for the waiting at the DMV. However, Varsity Driving Academy offers a DMV package. With the DMV Package, Varsity Driving Academy will handle dealing with the DMV and making sure you have everything you need once you arrive. This process with Varsity Driving Academy is to help streamline the process at the DMV.
How to Get a Driving License in California | Behind The Wheel Training
Each student needs to have a total of 50 hours of practice time behind the wheel. Each hour must be with a licensed driver over the age of 25 years old. Varsity Driving Academy has a free pick up and drop-off service for these sessions. How it works is simple, schedule your behind the wheel driving session, a pickup location, and a drop off location with Varsity Driving Academy. When it is time for the session, your trainer will pick you up in the training vehicle, complete the session and then drop you off. This makes getting those hours of practice done much easier for everyone.
How to Get a Driving License in California | License Test
Now it’s time to get your actual license. The DMV requires that all of the above has been completed as necessary before taking the final test. The final exam needs to be scheduled with the DMV and Varsity Driving Academy can take care of that. In fact, Varsity Driving Academy can pick you up before the test, take you to the DMV and even let you use the practice vehicle as your exam vehicle. Success is only a few steps away.
It’s interesting to see the differences in requirements from Rhode Island and California. Although the same outcome still has to be present right? Drive safe and don’t get tickets! : )