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How to get your learner permit or driver license in California?

Basic requirements for obtaining a drivers license or a learners permit in California

  1. Minimum permit age: 15 and ½
  2. Minimum holding period: 6 months (for applicants under 18)
  3. Minimum license age: 16
  4. Permit test: written test, taken at the DMV, 46 muliple-choice questions on road signs and traffic rules
  5. License test: driving test, taken at the DMV
  6. Supervised driving: minimum 40 hours during the day and 10 hours at night
  7. Driver education: completion of a state-approved driver education course is required for every learner permit applicant who is under 17 and ½ years old.