California Driver Education Course
Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you tell me about the licensing process?

It's natural to be confused about the licensing process. It seems complicated, and there are a lot of regulations. Fortunately, it's not as difficult as it might appear!

The official website of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides detailed information about the licensing process.

Is your driving school DMV-licensed?

Absolutely! We understand that you're concerned about wasting your time with a school that won't get you to your destination in the end. Our school is bonded, insured, and licensed by the California DMV (license number #E).

To verify the status of our license, you can visit the official California DMV website, look up Driving Schools, and enter "Elite Driving School" for the Business Name or "E" for the Occupational License Number when prompted.

What sets you apart from other driving schools?

We take pride in the fact that we're not just another old-fashioned, outdated driving school. Our entertaining and informative driver education and safe-driving courses surpass state requirements and innovatively exceed students' expectations for online instruction.

While most driving schools simply borrow a course lesson plan from other traffic safety education providers, we went to the trouble of developing our very own 30-hour equivalent driver education program. Developed by experienced traffic safety experts, it's the best course of its type available. It's no surprise that it's not just loved by students, it's licensed for use statewide by the California DMV!

Is the course difficult to complete?

We promise you'll love the ease and simplicity of our program! Our easy-to-read Internet course is entertaining, informative, and loaded with colorful graphics, video clips, and interactive activities.

How do I register for the course?

It's fast and simple! To register online, just complete all of the appropriate fields and you can get started immediately!

How do I pay for the course?

You pay for the course directly on the site. We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or other debit card options. (Make sure to get the permission of the adult whose card you're using!) After you input your registration information, you're linked to a secure page where payment is quick and effortless. The site is encrypted, making your online purchases completely safe.

How long does it take to complete the course?

This online course is designed to be equivalent to a classroom-based driver education curriculum that provides 30 hours of instruction. However, an online course allows you the convenience of completing the course on your schedule. The computer tracks your completed chapters as you proceed through the program. If you log out and then sign back in, you'll be taken to our "Student Center" (table of contents) page. There you'll be able to continue with the course right where you left off. You'll even be able to access completed chapters for review.

Will I be tested on the material?

Yes. You must pass a 50-question, multiple-choice final exam, correctly answering at least 80% of the questions presented, in order to successfully complete the course.

Are there study materials to help me prepare for the final exam?

Each full chapter is followed by a short quiz comprised of five study questions designed to make sure you understand the material and which will help you to prepare for the final exam. You must correctly answer at least four of these questions, as well as a Personal Identity Validation question, in order to proceed to the next chapter.

Plus, you'll always be able to review completed chapters by clicking on the chapter titles in the "Student Center" (table of contents).

What's a "Personal Identity Validation question"?

Personal Identity Validation questions are used to help fulfill the DMV requirement that the person completing a driver education program is the person who registered for the course. During the registration process, you'll be asked to answer a set of questions, and those answers will be stored in our database. You'll be asked those questions again periodically as you proceed through the course, and you will not be allowed to proceed with the course until you can answer in the same way that you did at registration.

If you have a problem during Personal Identity Validation, please contact our customer service department for assistance.

What happens if I fail the final exam?

You may attempt the final exam as many times as necessary in order to pass it. However, exams are randomly generated from a large pool of questions, so you won't see the same questions again. Make sure you learn and know the information presented in the course—your safety on the road may depend on it!

How does the DMV know I completed the course?

Graduates of the driver education program receive a paper Certificate of Completion directly from our office. Normally this process can take anywhere from 5 – 10 business days, but expedited mailing options are available. You may also order a duplicate copy of your Certificate. If you ever have a question about your Certificate, please contact our customer service department. We're here to help!