Frequently Asked Questions

Ques:   Are online driver education courses legal in California?

Ans:  Yes, licensed driving schools must be approved by the DMV to offer Online Driver Education and issue  state completion certificates.

Ques:  Are all California licensed driving schools certified to offer Online Driver Education?

Ans:  No,to offer Online Driver Education a driving school must have their own online course approved by the DMV. Online Driver Education course is approved by the California DMV.

Ques:  Are there Driving Schools that offer Online Driver Education that are not approved by the DMV?

Ans:  There are licensed driving schools that offer courses not approved by the DMV. They get away with this by calling theirselves a private school. Make sure to choose a course that is DMV approved.

Ques:  Why would a student choose to take online Driver Education?

Ans:  Some high schools do not offer Driver Education. Others only offer the classes before or after school. Many students have very busy schedules with school and extra curricular activities.The online course can be taken when the student chooses to do so.

Ques:  When can I begin the online Driver Education course?

Ans:  You may begin the online class after you Register, create a Username, and Password.

Ques:  How old do I need to be to take the online Driver Education class?

Ans:  Students need to be at least 15 years of age to enroll.

Ques:  Is there a time limit to complete the online Driver Education class?

Ans:  The online class must be completed in 6 months from the students registration date. Extensions will be granted for special circumstances.

Ques:  If I lose my DMV certificate of completion what should I do?

Ans:  Send Economic Driving School your full name and the date you completed the online class. There is a $25.00 charge for a duplicate certificate. Your certificate will be mailed within 48 hours of receiving your request.

Ques:  What if I have additional questions?

Ans:  Use our contact form. You may write, call, email, or fax any questions. A response will be returned within 24 hours.

Ques:  Do I need to take Behind the Wheel Driver Training?

Ans:  Yes, if you are under 17 1/2 you must sign up for six hours of behind the wheel instruction. Call a driving school in your area. Economic Driving School offers behind the wheel Driver Training in Santa Clara county. Log onto: and click on Driver Training.

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