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    Take Driver Training in California

    A) Enroll in Driver Training

    You must complete 6 hours of professional driver training. Look online for state-approved programs if the course you completed for your permit did not integrate drivers ed and driver training.

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    B) Get On the Road

    On top of completing driver training, you must also clock an additional 50 hours of driving practice (including 10 hours driven at night) with an adult who is at least 25 years old. This passenger must have a valid CA drivers license and certify your 50 hours of practice driving.

    A California instruction permit comes with a few restrictions. You must abide by these every time you get behind the wheel:

    • A parent, guardian, spouse or adult 25 years old or older, who has a valid California driver license, must sit in the front seat
    • For the 1st year, you can't transport passengers under 20 years old unless you have a parent, guardian, instructor or licensed driver with you (who must also be older than 25 years old)
    • For the 1st year, you can't drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    C) Get Certification of Completion

    Once you finish driver training and your 50 hours of behind the wheel practice, you must obtain certification that you completed both.

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