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Golden State Drivers Ed Course
• Approved by CA DMV
• Price: $25
• Includes DMV Certificate DL400C
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Certificate of Completion
We'll mail DMV-recognized Certificate of Completion within one business day after you complete this course
CA Drivers License Instructions
1. Be at least 15½ years old
2. Take DMV-approved drivers ed
3. Get an official Certificate of Completion (DL400C)
4. Enroll in behind-the-wheel training
5. Pass the California DMV Instruction Permit test
An approved licensed Drivers Education provider
BBB Accredited
01. How does online drivers ed work?

If you’re between 15 ½ and 17 ½ years old and want to get a California learners permit (provisional instruction permit), you’ll need to complete a CA approved drivers education course.

See our Step-by-Step Guide to obtaining a license in California for drivers under 17½.

GoldenStateDriversEd.com’s online course is CA approved and fulfills the DMV drivers education requirement for new drivers under 17½. Regardless of age, if you want to learn about driving in California and plan to obtain a California drivers license, you can take this course. It's a great tool to learn about safe driving practices and California traffic laws.

02. Who needs to take California drivers education?

If you’re between 15 ½ and 17 ½ years old and want to get a California learners permit (provisional instruction permit), you’ll need to complete a CA approved drivers education course.

GoldenStateDriversEd.com’s online course is CA approved and fulfills the DMV drivers education requirement for new drivers under 17. But no matter how old you are, if you want to learn about driving in California and plan to obtain a California drivers license, you can take this course.

03. Does the GoldenStateDriversEd.com course satisfy DMV requirements?

Yes. Our course is CA approved and is equivalent to the regular 30-hour, in-class drivers education course.

04. What is drivers education and drivers training (also called behind-the- wheel training)?

Drivers Education is a class that teaches you the rules of the road, vehicle safety, etc., so you’re ready to pass your written permit test. Our California drivers education course is CA approved so new drivers under 17 ½ can complete their class entirely online.

Drivers Training is the in-car, behind-the-wheel driving lessons with a licensed driving instructor. In California, if you are under 17 ½, you must enroll in 6 hours of drivers training to take the learners permit (provisional instruction permit) written test and complete those 6 hours to take your drive test later on.


05. How long will it take for me to finish the course?

That depends on your individual pace. In California, all drivers education courses must be at least 30 hours. The good news is that with GoldenStateDriversEd.com, you can always go at your pace and log in and out at your convenience.

06. When will I receive my Certificate of Completion?

After you complete the course, we will mail your Certificate of Completion for free via US Postal service.

First Class Mail takes about 5-10 business days within California.

If you need your certificate faster, you can upgrade shipping for an additional charge.
$10.99 Priority Mail (2-3 Business Days)
$34.99 UPS w/ Tracking# (2 Day)
*UPS does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.

07. How do I get another copy of my Certificate of Completion?

If you lose your certificate or there's problems with mail, you can simply request a duplicate by calling us at (510) 795-7777 or (877) 640-2013 (Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM)

08. Will I need to take drivers training after this course?

California law requires all new drivers under 17 ½ take at least 6 hours of drivers training (behind-the-wheel instruction).

What is drivers training?

After you complete our online drivers education course, you’ll need to sign up with an approved driving school.

See our Step-by-Step Guide for more information

09. How much does the course cost?

The cost for our California drivers education online course is $25. It includes the DMV-recognized Certificate of Completion sent to you by First Class Mail. There are absolutely no Shipping and Handling charges.

Additional charges apply if you decide to upgrade the shipping method for faster delivery.

10 . What’s included in the course fee?

The course fee covers your online California drivers education course and the DMV-recognized Certificate of Completion sent to you by First Class Mail. There are absolutely no Shipping and Handling charges for First Class Mail.

You also get unlimited access to the course material so you can review the course for as long as you need!


11. How do I make a payment?

You can pay online using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

*Prepaid debit/gift cards issued by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, etc. cannot be used online. Please call us if you'd like to use a debit/gift card.


12. Is it safe to use my credit card online?

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13. What is the refund policy?

First two chapters of the course are absolutely free. We don't issue refunds once you have paid for the course.