How long do I have to drive with a permit after completing CA drivers ed? California

After completing a CA drivers ed class you'll be issued a provisional instruction permit. You then, depending on your situation, must either wait six months or until you turn 18 before you'll be allowed to take a drivers license test. Keep in mind that during this six-month interim you must also complete six hours of professional driver training and 50 hours of supervised driving with a licensed adult 25 years or older.    

To qualify for a permit you must enroll in a drivers education class that's approved by the state. For convenience sake there are many driver ed online courses that meet state approval, allowing you to study from the convenience of home at any time. Check with California's DMV for a list of sanctioned drivers ed programs.

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