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Is this CA driver’s education course DMV-approved?
Yes. Our course is DMV-approved (License No. E2067) and meets all requirements for state-mandated driver’s education. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion which the DMV will accept in support of your learner’s permit application.
Who needs to take driver's education?
Any California resident under 17 ½ years old who wishes to obtain an instruction permit must complete driver's education.
How does this driver's education course work?
To access the course, use our fast and secure online sign-up to create an account. Then you can work through each module and take the final test to earn a Certificate of Completion.
How much does this CA driver’s ed course cost?
The course costs $24.95.
How can I pay for the course?
You can pay using Mastercard, American Express, Visa or PayPal.
Can I try the course before I buy?
Yes. You can try the first two modules of our CA driver’s education course for free, with no obligation to purchase.
Can I request a refund?
It is important to us that every student is 100% happy with the course. We will issue a full refund if you submit a refund request within 30 days of your purchase, if for any reason you change your mind about your purchase. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of your request being approved. We cannot issue a refund to any student that has completed the full course and passed the final test.
What's the difference between driver's ed and driving lessons?
Driving lessons are practical, behind-the-wheel sessions taken by a certified driving instructor. Driver's education is a complete driving theory course, which is designed to prepare you for the DMV written test. Drivers education will also help you get ready for behind-the-wheel training, which can only begin once you have passed the permit test.
Does this course include behind-the-wheel wheel training?
No. The course does not include behind-the-wheel training, as you do not need to take driving lessons in order to acquire a learners permit. Behind-the-wheel training is not part of California's mandatory driver's education.
Does this driver's education course replace the CA DMV permit test?
No. You will still need to take the DMV permit test to obtain a learner's permit. Completing driver's education is a mandatory part of the permit application (minors only) and will prepare you to pass the DMV written test.
How long does the driver’s education program take to complete?
Our driver’s ed course is equivalent to 30 hours of classroom study. However, you are free to work through the modules at your own pace. Diligent students may find it takes less time to complete the course, while those who prefer to work slowly may take more time to complete it. The important thing is not to rush and to ensure you fully understand the information.
Which subjects are included on the CA driver’s ed course?

Our course covers everything you need to know to pass the California permit test, maintain your vehicle, and drive safely on public roadways. The subjects covered during the course include:

  • California rules of the road
  • Sharing the road with others
  • Signs, signals and pavement markings
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Driving in hazardous conditions
  • City driving
  • Rural driving
Is this driver’s ed course up to date?
Yes. The course is fully up to date and compliant with the 2021 edition of the CA driver’s handbook. Our team of expert driving instructors continually monitor and adjust the course content to accommodate changing traffic laws.
Is this course equivalent to a classroom-based course?
Yes. This course is equivalent to a 30-hour classroom-based course and covers exactly the same material.
Why choose online driver’s education?

Completing driver’s education online can save time, money and stress, because you will not be forced to travel to a classroom-based program. For this reason, our driver’s education course is popular among students who live in rural parts of California and cannot easily travel to a driving school.

The other major advantage of taking an online driver’s education course is that it allows you to fit your studies around your other commitments, and work in a way that suits you. Our students are not bound to a classroom schedule and can choose to work whenever and wherever they please.

How do I access the driver’s ed course?
You can access this course anywhere you have an internet connection, on any smartphone, tablet or computer.
Is this driver’s education course based on the California vehicle code?
Yes. Everything you need to know about the California vehicle code is covered in the course. You can refer to the information in the CA driver's handbook to support your studies.
Can I work through the course at my own pace?
Yes. You can take as much time as necessary to work through each module and are not required to complete any section of the course within a specific timeframe.
Does the driver’s education course expire?
No. The course does not expire. Students are free to take as long as they need to complete it.
Is there support available throughout the course?
Yes. Our team of driving experts are on hand to offer support throughout the course. However, the elegant, student-focused design of the program means that our students rarely encounter problems or require assistance. Rest assured that in the unlikely event you do need support, we are here to help.
Can I return to previously completed sections of the course?
Yes, you are free to move back and forth between modules as you see fit. In fact, we actively encourage students to revisit previously completed modules to revise and reinforce their new knowledge.
Does this California driver’s education course include quizzes?
Yes. There is a self-assessment quiz at the end of each section to help you gauge how much you have learned. There is also a final test at the end of the course.
Is there a test at the end of the driver’s ed course?
Yes. The final test includes 50 questions covering all the subjects addressed during the course. Students must answer at least 40 questions correctly to pass.
How many attempts do I have to pass the course?
You have unlimited chances to pass. Our students are free to re-take the end exam as many times as it takes to hit a passing grade. However, our course is so effective that you have an excellent chance of passing first time (providing you work through each module and do not just skip to the end test).
Is there a time limit on the final test?
No. You may take as much time as you need to read through every question and complete the final test.
Will I get a Certificate of Completion?
Yes. When you pass this course you will be awarded a DMV-recognized Certificate of Completion that will be accepted as part of your permit application.
Do I need to pay for my certificate?
No. You will not be asked to pay an additional fee for your Certificate of Completion as it is included in the cost of the driver’s education program.
How do I get my certificate?
Once you have completed the course and passed the final test, your certificate will be automatically dispatched to you in the mail. Please see our delivery options.
How long will my certificate take to arrive in the mail?
Your certificate will be mailed out to you within 24 business hours, once you have successfully completed the course. You will receive your certificate in 1 to 10 days, depending on your chosen method of delivery. We recommend choosing USPS Priority mail, FedEx or Overnight Shipping for fast and secure delivery.
What happens if I do not receive my certificate?
In the unlikely event that your certificate is lost in the mail, you may order a duplicate through your online account at no extra cost.
I have lost my certificate. Can I get a replacement?
Yes. Replacement certificates can be ordered through your NextDoorDriving.com account at no extra cost.