California's Home Study Driver Education Class

We offer online driver education and home study driver ed courses that satisfy the California Vehicle Code driver education requirements for students to obtain a DMV learners permit and drivers license. Our driver education classes are accepted by the California DMV. Designed for all California high school students in Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and all other areas of California. A service of Pacific High School.

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Our Online Drivers Education Course
Meets the California DMV requirements for students under 18
to get a Learners Permit and a Drivers License

The California DMV Driver Handbook


DMV issues ID cards to persons of any age. To obtain an original ID card, you must present a birth date/legal presence verification document and provide your social security number. For a replacement or renewal ID card, bring a photo ID. The fee for a REGULAR ID card is $6. The card is good until the sixth birthday after it is issued.

If you are age 62 or over, you may obtain a SENIOR CITIZEN ID card. The fee is $3 and the card is good for 10 years.

You are required to notify DMV within 10 days when you change your address.


Drivers who are no longer able to drive safely because of a physical or mental condition may exchange a valid driver license for a no-fee ID card if certain guidelines are met. Please call your local DMV for additional information.


If you change your name you will need a new ID card. Take your old ID card to a DMV office in person. The required fee will be collected. A new picture and thumb print will be taken. Your old ID card will be invalidated and returned to you.

If you also have a driver license, you must change your ID card at the same time. You cannot have identification in two different names.

See Identification for true full name verification requirements.


At any DMV office you may obtain a free card (DMV form DL 390) on which to list your blood type, allergies, name of your physician, and other medical information. It can be carried along with your DL/ID card.


If you are at least 18 years old, you may donate your body, body parts, or a pacemaker for medical transplantation, research, or both after your death. The department can supply you with a donor card (DL 290) to be carried with your DL/ID card and a donor sticker to be placed on the front of your DL/ID card. The card can also be used to show you do not wish to be a donor. Donors should share their decision with family members.


The Designated Driver Program is an anti-DUI effort that works. It has been saluted by its proponents as a program that takes a positive approach to averting the potential disaster of the drinking driver. The goal of the program is to encourage one individual to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages for an outing so that he or she can be responsible for transporting the other members of the group safely. Many licensed eating and drinking establishments participate in the program by providing complimentary nonalcoholic beverages or other incentives.





Graphic used to promote use of a designated driver

To participate as a designated driver, an individual:

  • Must possess a valid driver license.
  • Should be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be part of a group of two or more persons.
  • Must verbally identify himself or herself as the designated driver to the server.
  • Must abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages for the duration of the outing.
  • Must not be an otherwise impaired driver.
  • Must understand that management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.

DUI related deaths have declined significantly over the past ten years. Programs such as Designated Driver have contributed to that trend.

The success of the Designated Driver Program serves as an example of the spirit of cooperation between individuals, private business, and local agencies.

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Our Driver Education Course is Accepted by the California DMV

View Our California DMV Verification Letter

Sample DMV Driver Education Certificate of Completion

California Highway Patrol

"Cal-Driver-Ed is a pioneer in the field of online driver education. Over 80,000 California teenagers have taken their courses and are driving today."

"I recommend Cal-Driver-Ed for home study driver education."

The following quotes are excerpts from a California DMV Study on the Effectiveness of Home-Study Driver Education (PDF) dated April 2003:

"Home-study students performed just as well or better than classroom students ... "

"Home-study courses may also have the additional benefit of increasing parental involvement in their teen's learning process, which has been shown to be an important factor ..."

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Every licensed California Driver must have auto insurance to drive a vehicle in California. Proof of insurance must be provided to the California DMV when you obtain your drivers license (not your learners permit).

Proof of auto insurance must also be provided to DMV when you register or renew the license on a vehicle you own.