Parents, think back to your teenage years. Do you remember the excitement you felt the first time you were legally able to drive? Typically, as we grow older, we're not as excited to drive as when we were teenagers. We tend to forget how much we wanted to drive, become an adult, and to travel on our own. Well, imagine the enthusiasm and great excitement your teenager feels about their new experience.

Visiting our website means you're on the right track to helping your teen embark on this new experience...the experience of driving. During this transition time, it's important to remember the responsibility and dangers associated with driving for teenagers. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers.

The good news is that there are more information and tools to help our teens become cautious defensive drivers and more receptive to safe driving techniques. We are continually updating our website with essential tips to keep our teens safe.

Why choose Online Driver Education Course with Free Drivers Ed Online?
Our driver education course is the best choice for teenagers in California because we use more than text book information. We also use educational videos that help supplement the defensive and basic driving concepts for the new driver. Our online course is thorough and covers all of the requirements mandated by California Law. We also focus on the following key points;

  • DUI and The Implied Consent Law.
  • Basic Speed Law.
  • Speeding tendencies of teens and how to temper them
  • Pavement Marking.
  • The Right Of Way rule.
  • Safe and Defensive tactics.
  • Night Driving.

As parents of a teenager, you understand that learning to drive is an important event in their life. However, this new driving journey also has many challenges and dangers. So, teaching road safety is important to help students develop safe driving habits...and it all begins with understanding safety and the law.

To apply for a California Learner's Permit at the DMV, the student must;

  • Complete the driver education course.
  • Obtain the pink Online Driver Education Completion form (DL400C)
  • Have a parent or a legal guardian sign below the "Acknowledgement Statement" on the Completion of Driver Education certificate form.
  • Complete the DMV Form DL44, Driver License Application
  • Present the two foregoing documents along with a Birth Certificate or proof of residence to DMV.
Once the student has obtained a DMV Permit, call to set up the first driving appointment with a certified instructor. Without the first lesson by a certified driving instructor, the permit is not valid. After the first Driving lesson with a driving instructor, we recommend that a parent practice driving with their teen for at least a couple of weeks before setting up the second and third appointment. All students must hold their DMV Learner's permit for at least six months before they are eligible to take the DMV Driving Test. The Certificate of Completion of Behind-the-Wheel Training (OL238) will be issued to the student at the end of the third driving lesson. The student must present this certificate to the DMV to take their driving exam. We also recommend the student take a fourth lesson close to their scheduled DMV Testing Day to prepare them for the actual driving test. Recommendations for proper driving practice with your teenager...

Our Driver's Education Course is one of the first steps in training your teen to become a confident and defensive driver. It is equally important that you continue to drive with them for the first six months. The principles of good driving habits learned in our program will be invaluable throughout your teenager's life. Follow these simple suggestions to make driving instruction time a pleasant experience for the both of you.

  • Practice with your teen during the day.
  • Find a quiet location to practice until he/she feels comfortable.
  • Stop practicing when your teen becomes overwhelmed or distracted.
  • If your teen seems uncomfortable with the surroundings, have him/her pull over and stop to take a break. Discuss what caused him/her to be uncomfortable.
  • As driving challenges or opportunities arise, explain how you would handle such situations. Give your teen real world examples to help them better understand the topic.
  • Point out traffic signs or driving hazards to encourage your teen to recognize them.
  • Position yourself with access to the steering wheel or brake pedal so you can intervene in the driving, if it becomes necessary.
  • Give clear directions and remain calm at all times.
  • Begin nighttime driving sessions once your teen is comfortable with driving during the day(ten hours of night time driving practice, as required.)
  • When driving, remember to follow the, "rules of the road". Your teen is watching to see how you handle situations that arise.
  • Remember to use seat belts at all times.

Remember to enjoy this wonderful driving journey with your teen. This is an exciting event in his/her life and one full of memories.

If you have an questions regarding the driver's education programs that we offer, please email us at

Requirements to obtain a driving permit / license:

DMV Permit for teens:

  • Must be 15 and 1/2 years old.
  • Complete the Driver's Education Course to get a Certificate of Completion (DL400B) or (DL400C)
DMV License for teens:

  • Must be 16 years old.
  • Must hold the permit for 6 months
  • Complete six hours of Behind-The-Wheel training with a Driving School to get a Completion of Driver Training Certificate(OL238).
  • Complete fifty hours Behind The Wheel driver training with the parent and ten hours driving at night.