Step 6 | Get Your California Drivers License
Within 6-12 months of getting your permit, after completing driving school, and when you’re at least 16 years old, head to the DMV to take the driving test and get your license! If you fail your driving test, you must wait two weeks before you can take it again. You have three chances to pass. When you pass, the DMV will issue you an interim license that’s valid for 90 days. Your new photo driver license will arrive in the mail. Until then, always have your interim license with you when you drive. In the meantime, you can’t transport passengers who are under the age of 20, and you can’t drive between 11pm and 5am. After you turn 18, these restrictions don’t apply.