Frequently Asked Questions of New Drivers

  1. How do I choose a driving school? What should I know?
  2. What is the procedure for a minor to get a drivers permit?
  3. What is required in order for a minor to get a drivers license?
  4. What should I bring with me to the DMV driving test?
  5. What will they do on the driving test?
  6. Common mistakes that make people angry with the DMV and they end up returning another day and standing in line again.
  7. If you had an appointment and couldn't take the test for some of the reasons mentioned above you can...
  8. How can I get the "Proof of Enrollment" form OL 392?
  9. Does Referral Driving School offer classroom drivers education?

1. How do I choose a driving school? What should I know?

2. What is the procedure for a minor to get a drivers permit?

  1. Complete an accepted course in drivers education (if you are under 17½) and get a certificate of completion. There are several ways to get the classroom portion of your training:
  2. You must be at least 15½ years old.
  3. Go to the DMV and take the written test. Appointments are not required but it will save you time in line. Appointment number is 1-800-777-0133. Bring with you for your written test:
    • birth certificate (original or certified copy) or passport
      note: the DMV does not accept hospital-issued certificates
    • completion slip from the classroom drivers education - classroom is not required if you are over 17½
    • social security card
    • completed DMV application form (must be signed by both parents or sole custodian)
    • $31.00 application fee (credit cards not accepted - ATM, cash or check ok). This fee pays for three written tests and one drive test. The DMV charges an additional $6.00 fee for any additional drive test re-testing. You are only allowed a total of three attempts.
    • as of July 2010 you no longer need the "Proof of Enrollment" in drivers training form OL 392
  4. Successfully pass the DMV written test within 3 attempts and receive a permit to drive once validated by a licensed driving instructor.
  5. You must begin the behind-the-wheel driver training with a licensed instructor to validate the permit and then it is legal to drive with a licensed driver over 25 years old.

3. What is required in order for a minor to get a drivers license?

4. What should I bring with me to the DMV driving test?

Read your permit. Often there are more requirements than this list displays. It depends on what you showed them when you got your permit.

5. What will they do on the driving test?

6. Common mistakes that make people angry with the DMV and they end up returning another day and standing in line again.

7. If you had an appointment and couldn't take the test for some of the reasons mentioned above you can...

8. How can I get the "Proof of Enrollment" form OL 392?

The DMV used to require the OL 392 proof of enrollment form in order for you to take your written test. However, as of July 2010 this is no longer a requirement of the DMV. You do not need this form.

9. Does Referral Driving School offer classroom drivers education?

Yes. We offer a classroom drivers education online program. If you are under 17½ you will need to take the classroom drivers education in order to get your permit. There are several ways to get the classroom portion of your training: