California Online Drivers Ed

Get your drivers license with our DMV approved 30 hour online California Drivers Ed course that includes:

  • California DMV Approved Course
  • Short modules with advanced learning techniques
  • Practice tests to prepare you for the permit test
  • Interactive multimedia makes the course fun
  • OL-237 Certificate of Completion


California Drivers Ed Course

The State of California and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires teens between the ages of 15½ and 17½ to complete a state approved 30 hour California drivers ed course in order to apply for their provisional drivers license. Virtual Drive offers a state approved course that can be taken online and upon completion, the student is issued an OL-237 Certificate of Completion that must be presented to your local DMV office in order to apply for a provisional instructional permit.

Students must also complete six hours of behind-the-wheel training with a local certified instructor of their choice. Once the student has completed the online course, the six hours of driver training (locally), held their instructional permit for at least six months and are at least 16 years of age, the student can apply for their California provisional drivers license.

Earn Your License with California Drivers Ed Online

Our California Drivers Ed online course is approved by the California DMV and includes 30 hours of online training that provides everything you need to know to pass the permit test and receive your provisional instructional permit. A learners/driving permit allows a teen to legally practice driving with a licensed adult during their drivers ed behind-the-wheel training.

Virtual Drive takes the hassle out of getting your provisional instructional permit by preparing you for permit quiz with practice tests that are specific to California. Our course includes the process and requirements for California to get your permit including what documents you will need.

Study the Course as Your Time Permits

One of the best benefits of taking California driver education online is that it's a self-paced course. This allows students to complete the course as their time permits, making it perfect for those with busy schedules.

With Virtual Drive's courses, you can log into and out of your course any time. The course will remember where you were last and the next time you login, it will take you back to where you were last. This allows students to study any time, from any computer with internet access.

What's Included with California Drivers Ed

Our state-approved California drivers education course meets and exceeds California's requirements. We've helped thousands teens and young adults earn their drivers license. Our online course curriculum includes:

  • State specific driving laws
  • Road signs
  • Defensive driving
  • Basic car care and maintenance
  • Drug and Alcohol laws
  • Dangers of texting while driving
  • Practice Permit Tests

Helping you become an effective and safe driver is our mission. Teaching you core driving principles, safe driving skills and techniques will keep you safe on the road. Proven results, effective training, safer drivers .

Customer Service

Our dedicated in-house customer support representatives are ready to answer any questions you have by phone or email.

Your First Choice in Drivers Ed

For over fifteen years, Virtual Drive has been the first choice for California online drivers ed training for thousands of teens and young adults. Every student matters. Our team of driving instructors, training experts and customer support team stand ready to help you earn your drivers license and learn how to drive safely.