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If you are under 18, you will need the following for your behind the wheel drive test at the California DMV.

  • You will need to be at least 16 years old.
  • You will need to have held your permit for at least six months, and bring it with you.
  • You will need to have practiced for at least 50 hours (10 of which must have been at night), and your parent/guardian will need to sign on your permit to verify this practice.
  • You will need to bring your certificate of completion for the 6 hours of behind the wheel driver training. This certificate is issued to you by the school where you completed the behind the wheel driver training. 
  • You will need to bring a vehicle for the test. The DMV does not provide the vehicle for the behind the wheel drive test. The vehicle you bring must be in sound working order. The lights/blinkers, wipers, horn, seat belts, windows/doors, glove box, must all be in working order. The tires must not be bald. There can be no cracks in the windshield.
  • You will also need to bring the proof of registration and insurance for the vehicle you will use on the test.
  • It is a good idea to bring your birth certificate and SS card again, even though you brought them to get you permit. If the DMV made a mistake entering the data the first time, they may require you to show them again. If you do not have them, they may not let you take the test.

If you are 18 or over, you will just need to bring your learner's permit, your car, and the proof of registration and insurance for the car.