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

Nonresidents who possess a valid diplomatic driver license issued by the Diplomatic Vehicle Office of the Office of Foreign Missions of the U.S. Department of State are exempt from California’s driver licensing requirement.


The driver training you receive establishes your driving habits for the rest of your life. When learning to drive, you should seek qualified instruction either in public or private high schools or in state licensed professional driving schools.

Professional schools and instructors in California are licensed by the DMV after meeting rigid qualifying standards. Schools must carry liability insurance, be bonded, and maintain complete records for DMV inspection. Vehicles are subject to annual inspection. Instructors must pass a qualifying examination, both written and driving, every three years, or show proof of continuing education in the traffic safety field. If you use the services of a professional driving school, ask to see the instructor’s identification card.


The Mature Driver Program is an eight-hour course available from some insurance companies for drivers aged 55 and older. The course covers a variety of topics of special interest to the mature driver. Health and driving performance, the effects of medications on driving, and compensating for vision and hearing impairments are a few of the subject areas covered in the class.

The insurance company may offer discounts for those who complete the class and receive a completion certificate.


Many drivers may renew their licenses by mail without taking a law test. They can do this if:

  • Their current license expires before age 70.
  • They do not have a probationary license (VC §14250).
  • They did not violate a written promise to appear in court within the last two years.
  • They are not suspended for driving with an illegal BAC level, or for refusing, or for failing to complete, a chemical or preliminary alcohol screening test within the last two years.
  • They do not have a total violation point count greater than one.
  • They have not already received two consecutive four- or five-year extensions.


Your Record Is Public

Most information in your driver license file is available to the public. Your residence address may only be viewed by law enforcement agencies, courts, other govern-mental agencies, and certain commercial requesters. Police, insurance companies, and others examine hundreds of thousands of driver records each year. Your mailing address, if different from your residence, is less restricted and may be given to requesters who provide a valid reason for wanting the information. If you receive mail at your residence, then giving DMV your mailing address is optional. Records on the physical or mental condition of a driver, and Social Security Numbers however, remain confidential.

You may obtain a copy of your driving record at any DMV office for a small fee. You will be required to show valid identification before the information is released.

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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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