Prove that you have finished both driver education
and driver training (DMV form OL 387, OL 388,
DL 388A, OL 237, or OL 238).
Have had a California instruction permit for at least 6 months.
Provide a parent's signature on your instruction permit stating you
have completed the 50 hours of supervised driving practice (10
hours must be night driving) outlined in the Parent-Teen
Pass the behind-the-wheel driving test. You have three
chances to pass the driving test while your permit is valid. If you
fail the driving test, you must pay a $6 retest fee for a second or
third attempt and wait two weeks before your are tested again.
You may drive alone with your provisional license, as long as
you are not involved in accidents or have traffic violations. The
following restrictions apply:
During the first 12 months after you are licensed, you cannot
drive between 11pm and 5am and you cannot transport
passengers under age 20 unless you are accompanied by your
parent or guardian, a licensed driver 25 years of age or older, or a
licensed or certified driving instructor.
EXCEPTIONS - MINORS' LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
The law allows the following exceptions when reasonable
transportation is not available and it is necessary for you to drive.
A note required to explain the necessity and the date when the
driving necessity will end.
The note must be signed by your physician.
School or school-authorized activity.
The note must be signed by your school principal, dean,
or his or her designee.
The note must be signed by your employer and verify employment.
Immediate need of your family member.
The note must be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
No documentation is needed. However, you must have already declared yourself,
emancipated and provided DMV with Proof of Financial Responsibility
(SR 1 P) in lieu of your guarantor's signatures.