California Driver License & Written Test
If you are over 18-years old:
If you have just moved to California from another state and start working in the state and/or become a resident of California, you are required to get a California driver license within 10 days.
Prior to you visit you should:
- Complete a Driver License Application form (DL44). The DMV does not provide the DL 44 online because original signatures are required on the form, and each DL 44 contains a unique barcode which must be scanned or keyed by the DMV employee. To obtain a DL 44 form, call DMV’s Automated Telephone Service at 1-800-777-0133 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week) to have a form mailed to you or visit your local DMV office to pick one up.
- Present acceptible birth date / legal presence documents
- Bring proof of a Social Security Number
- Provide your true full name
- Pay the application fee.
- Study for the written test with your dmvCramCourse
- Bring your valid out-of-state Drivers License.
After you arrive at the DMV you will have to:
- Present your DL44 Application and supporting documents.
- Have your Social Security Number verified,
- Pass the written test
- Pass the vision test.
- Have you picture taken.
- Give a fingerprint scan.
- Sign your name.
You will receive your new license if you turned-in an out-of-state license. If this is your first license, you will receive a Learners Permit. After practicing with a driver who is over 18 and licensed in California, you must pass a Skills Test. Remember to bring Proof of Insurance for your on-road driving test.