Behind The Wheel Driving School
1015 N. Aviation Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310)318-2298
License #4471

Three easy steps for anyone under 17½ years old to get a permit

1. You must be at least 15 and half years old.

2. You must complete a Driver Education Program (In-class or Online) and obtain a Certificate of Completion of Driver Education (OL237 or DL 400B) or Certificate of Completion of Non-Classroom Driver Education (DL 400C).

3. You will need to enroll in a 6-hour Driver Training program either before or after going to the DMV. Do not drive until you have had your first lesson with a driving instructor. Your permit is not valid until you take your first driver training lesson and the licensed driving instructor signs your permit. If you get pulled over for a traffic stop or get into a collision and your permit has not been signed by a licensed driving instructor, you may have your permit taken away and you will not be able to get your license until you turn 18 years old.

Note: You are required to schedule an appointment with the DMV in order to take your permit test. To make an appointment, you can call: 1-800-777-0133 or go to the following link to schedule an appointment on the DMV website:

Don't forget to print your confirmation number!
NOTE: If you are unable to get your Permit, call our office immediately to request an extension to your contract expiration date.

  • DMV Application for your permit and Driver’s License (DL 44). If both parents or guardians have custody, then both parents will have to sign it. If not, only the parent/guardian who has custody will have to sign it.
  • Certificate of Completion of Driver’s Education (OL237 or DL 400B) or Certificate of Completion of Non-Classroom Driver’s Education (DL 400C)
  • Your birth certificate or passport (original or certified copy).
  • You must pay the DMV a $33.00 Fee which covers both the Permit and Drive test. You must then pass the written exam (46 questions in which you can miss a maximum of 8 questions and still pass). Your Permit is good for 1 year from the application date, not from when you get it.
  • Show 2 forms of documentation showing proof of residence.

NOTE: The Provisional Permit IS NOT valid for you to use until you take your first driving lesson with a licensed instructor.

  1. Be at least 16 years old to take the DMV drive test.
  2. Must complete 6 hours of Driver Training with a licensed driving instructor and receive a gold certificate of completion (OL 238).
  3. Complete 50 hours (10 hours must be done at night) of driving. Your parent/guardian will have to sign your permit.
  4. Six months and a day after receiving your permit, you are eligible to take your drive test.
  5. Make an appointment for your Behind The Wheel Driving Test at your local DMV

Make an appointment with the DMV: Call: 1-800-777-0133 or go to the following link to schedule an appointment on the DMV website:

Don't forget to print your confirmation number!
NOTE: If you are unable to get your Permit, call our office immediately to request an extension to your contract expiration date.

  • Your vehicle must be in good working condition and have 2 license plates (front and back).
  • Take your current insurance and registration papers.
  • Prove you have completed Driver’s Education & Training. (Take your Gold Certificate of Completion OL 238).
  • Take your Permit. Have one of your parents sign the Permit.
  • You must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will need to show their valid California driver license.
  • Pass the Behind the Wheel Drive Test and receive your PROVISIONAL LICENSE. (If you make more than 15 mistakes or a dangerous maneuver, you fail. Wait 2 weeks and then take the test again. You have 3 chances to pass or you will need to start over again and re-apply for your permit & license).

To View the requirements on the DMV website: