Noncommercial Class A Driver Permit Check List
You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV started offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.
The requirements to obtain a Noncommercial Class A Driver Permit are:
Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44C). To obtain this form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.
Present acceptable residency documents if you have never had a California driver license or California identification card.
Provide your social security number, if you have one.
Provide your true full name.
Submit a valid Health Questionnaire (DL 546).
Pass a knowledge test.
Additional information regarding a Noncommercial Class A driver permit.