Kern County FAQ

1. What to bring with you to the DMV for your permit test:

  • DMV application (DL44) (note: a parent or guardian signature required for minors)
  • Verification of Birth (birth certificate – no photo copies, passport, green card, resident alien card, or military id)
  • Residency Documents
  • Driver’s Education Certificate of completion (required for anyone under 17 years of age)
  • Required Fee (cash, personal check or money order payable to DMV)
  • Glasses or Contacts if needed for vision test
  • We highly recommend reading the Driver Handbook prior to taking your permit test. To access the 2017 Driver Handbook, please visit
  • For more information, please visit
  1. What does the DMV require for me to get my License?

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requirements are:

  • Student must be minimum of 16 years of age
  • Student must have Permit for a minimum of 6 months. In order to get your permit, you must complete an online Driver’s Education Course and be at least 15 years of age. For more information visit:
  • 6 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Training with a Licensed Instructor
  • 25 Hours of Classroom Education
  • 50 Hours of Supervised driving practice that includes 10 hours at night
  1. What do you need to bring for the DMV Road Test?
    • Permit with Photo receipt (parent or guardian signature required to verify additional training for minors)
    • Driver’s Education Certificate (required for minors)
    • Driver’s Training Certificate of Completion (required for minors)
    • Vehicle Registration and Insurance
    • Glasses or Contacts if required
  1. Do I need to bring anything with me when I go on my driving lesson?

If you have already paid for your lesson, then the only thing required is that you have your permit on you!

  1. How do I pay for lessons?

You can pay using cash, check, or credit card.

  1. Can I pay as I go, or do I need to pay for my package up front?

At Five O Driving School, we do offer pay as you go options prior to each lesson. However, if you would like to receive a discount on your package price, you can pay for your entire package up front.

  1. What are your hours of operation?

We are open 7 days a week, excluding Holidays

Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm

Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

8. Do you offer any specials or discounts?

Please call today to find out about our monthly specials or discounts available.

  1. What areas do you serve?
    • Arvin
    • Bakersfield
    • Buttonwillow
    • Delano
    • Frazier Park
    • Kern Valley
    • Lamont
    • McFarland
    • Shafter
    • Taft
    • Tehachapi
    • Wasco

10. What if I have more questions?

We are happy to answer any further questions. Please give us a call at (661) 412-6421

For more information visit

To schedule a DMV appointment at your local DMV, please visit

DMV Hours of Operation may vary by location. You can view DMV office hours on their website or call toll free at 1-800-777-0133