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Preparing for the California driving test is a lot of work and it can be quite stressful. If you are a driver that will be taking the test for the first time, or someone who has previously held a license, this site will help you earn your driver’s license. In order to qualify for a driver’s test in California, you must pass both a knowledge test and a skills test. In our practice knowledge tests, you will have to answer test questions that are very similar to the official California Driving written knowledge test. You will be presented with 36 questions and you must answer 30 questions correctly to pass. If you are over 18, our California DMV practice test will match the number of questions that you’ll see on the official test. If you are under 18, the official license test you take will contain 46 questions and you’ll need 38 correct to pass. Click the “Start Test” button below to begin. 

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How To Get A California Drivers License

In California, driver’s licenses are regulated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle in the state of California must possess a license. Basic driver licenses in California are referred to as Class C Driver Licenses. To apply for a Class C driver’s license, candidates must present the proper documentation, including: a signed Driver License & ID Card Application, including agreeing to submit a chemical test the testing of alcohol or drugs, as well as documentation that identifies your true full name, birthdate, verifies California residency, and pay a non-refundable application fee.

For those residents who are under 18 years old, California offers Minor’s Permits. To obtain a minor’s permit, candidates must be at least 15 ½ years old, complete the driver license & ID Application form (also known as the DL 44/eDL 44 form) and have their parent or guardian sign the application form. Minor’s permits are not valid until candidates begin driver’s training. Those with a minors’ permit must practice with a licensed California driver who is a parent, guardian, driving instructor, spouse or an adult who is 25 years or older.

For a minor to be eligible to drive they must be at least 16 years of age and in possession of a valid state of California instruction permit. On top of those requirements, they’ll need to have proof of their driver’s ed training and have a valid signature from their parent (or guardian) that explicitly states that they have completed a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driving practice with at least ten of those practice hours occurring at night.

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How To Pass the California Driver’s License Test

Passing the California driving test, either the written or driving skills test, requires preparation. Follow these tips and you’ll walk into your CA DMV test ready to succeed.

  • Get behind the wheel. Nothing prepares a driver more than real-world experience. Put that California learner’s permit to the test and treat every one of your 50 hours like you’re being tested, paying close attention to all laws and road signs.
  • Be sure that your vehicle is properly insured prior to taking your driving test, including the ability to provide documentation for proof of this
  • Prepare for the written driving exam with an online California DMV practice test. The one on this page is an excellent tool to brush up on rules of the road.
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The California Driver’s Test is no joke. Many people have failed their first attempt and they were forced to retake the California written driving test, practical portion, or both portions of the test. Fortunately, studying with our free practice driving tests puts you in the best possible position to pass your test with ease and pass it the first time. Practice, practice, practice!

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Information on the California Department of Motor Vehicles

Student testing and licensing in California is handled by the California DMV. Use the information below to contact them for any questions you have about licensing, or scheduling testing and training.

Phone:  800.368.4327

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Additional California Drivers License Helpful Links

The links below can help you answer common questions people have about the California driver’s license test or other California driver’s license-related topics.