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- At what age can I apply for a learner's permit?
You need to be at least 15 ½ years old to apply for a learner's permit in the state of California.
If you are a high school student you can begin our online drivers ed course prior to 15 ½ years old, but remember, you can't apply for a CA learner's permit until you have turned 15 ½. It is strongly suggested that you be at least 15 years of age before starting your online course so that you will better retain the information garnished from the course material (which you will need when you take the written test at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for your learners permit).
The total price for our California drivers ed course is now only $39.00 including tax, 24-hour certificate processing, all necessary DMV certificates and shipping and handling.
Drivers Ed Direct is a DMV licensed driving school and will be able to fulfill all DMV requirements necessary to obtain a learner's permit and driver's license.
Yes, you can take the course without using a credit card. Drivers Ed Direct allows you to complete the entire driving school course prior to paying, with the exception of the final test. Drivers Ed Direct accepts checks or money order instead of using a credit card. Remember that access to the final exam will not be granted until payment is received. If you prefer, you may also call Drivers Ed Direct toll free at (800) 728-1048 and speak with one of their customer service representatives. They will take your payment right over the phone and give you immediate access to the final exam. Drivers Ed Direct's friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are available on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST to assist you.
Our online drivers ed program is entirely self-paced. If you are a slower reader and it takes you a little longer to cover the material and answer questions, then you can take your time. If you are a quick study, then your pace will not be restricted. We suggest taking your time and absorbing all the material in the amount of time right for you and your learning ability. One thing is for sure; we do not put time restraints on our online programs. A time restricted course would make you spend a predestinated period of time on a lesson before allowing you to move forward.
Our online California Drivers Education course is only state approved for California at the time being.
Because we use e-mail for much of our correspondence, you'll definitely need an e-mail address when you login. If you don't have your own personal e-mail address then we suggest getting one using one of the many free e-mail providers. Some email providers that offer free email accounts include www.hotmail.com, www.gmail.com, and www.mail.yahoo.com.
Though it is very unlikely, there is the possibility you will fail the test. Fortunately with our course, you have the advantage of reviewing all course material prior to answering any of the questions. Furthermore, the answers to all test questions are contained within the online course. Another benefit of our course is your ability to re-take the test if you don't pass on your first attempts. Having problems understanding the material? You can e-mail Drivers Ed Direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call toll free at (800) 728-1048.
Unless otherwise specified, all driver education completion certificates are shipped via First Class Mail (USPS). However, you may choose to have FedEx 2-day or FedEx Overnight shipping to expedite your certificate delivery. You will be given the option for your certificate delivery while you register for the online course.