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California Driver’s License (CDL

)
What you should do:
1. Make an appointment online at www.dmv.ca.gov (click ‘Online Services’ and then ‘Appointments’) or call (800) 777-0133 Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-5pm, Wednesday: 9am-5pm, Pacific Time.
2. Go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to take your written test. (The DMV will not allow any written tests to be taken after
4:30pm). Tests may be taken in different languages. See website for details.
What to Bring:
i. Passport
ii. I-20
iii. I-94 (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/)
iv. $35 application fee
v. 2 forms of proof of California residency (ex. phone bill, housing contract, tuition statement). All documents must match
with your full name and current California address
3. You will then have your thumbprint and photo taken and will be given a very short vision exam (be sure to bring glasses if you need them).
4. You will then pay the $35 fee and take the written exam. The test is 46 questions and you must answer 38 questions correct. For practice,
see links below:
a. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/interactive/tdrive/exam (Use the Regular Driver section)
b. http://driving-tests.org/california/california-permit-practice-test/
c. http://www.dmv-written-test.com/california/practice-test-1.html
d. Please also refer to the CA Driver Handbook: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/hdbk/driver_handbook_toc
e. For the PDF version of the Handbook: http://dmv.ca.gov/web/eng_pdf/dl600.pdf
5. Upon completion of application/test, the DMV will give you a receipt of payment with your temporary CDL number on the receipt and a
permit and can drive a car as long as you’re with a licensed driver over the age of 18. Next, you will need to take the behind-the-wheel test.
6. To take your driving test, you will need to:
a. Make a driving test appointment at www.dmv.ca.gov (Driving tests are not given without an appointment)
b. Show that your vehicle is properly insured before the driving test begins (or the test will be postponed)

Helpful Information:
• Old study books and CDL applications are available at the Student Life & Activities Office. Maps and directions to local DMVs are
provided below.
• If you have an international driver’s license or a license from your home country, you will still have to follow the instructions above.
• Mobile DMV Apps for both Android and Apple are available, which have practice tests! More information at
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/mobile/dmvapp

Maps and Directions to DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV)
1. Take CAMPUS North (toward Jamboree)
Directions to Costa Mesa DMV 2. Turn right on JAMBOREE
3. Take the 405 Freeway North toward Long Beach
405 Freeway North 4. Merge onto 55 Freeway South toward Newport
5. Turn right onto WEST 19TH STREET
6. DMV is located at 650 W. 19th Street (on the
right side)
(Newport)
Harbor Blvd.

55 Fwy

(800) 777-0133
South
Meyer Pl.

UNIVERSITY
JAMBOREE
Maple Ave

By Bus, take:
• 178 West
CAMPUS UCI • Get off at Fairview and Fair
DMV 19th Street
Pomona Ave.

• Take 55 South
Anaheim Ave.

• Get off on 19th and Meyers
• Walk to DMV

Updated: June 7th, 2018
1. Take CAMPUS North (toward Jamboree)
2. Turn right on JAMBOREE
Directions to Westminster DMV 3. Take 405 Freeway North
4. Take BEACH BLVD./ 39 Freeway toward Westminster
22 Freeway 5. Turn left on BOLAS AVE
6. Turn right on HOOVER-

HOOVER
7. DMV is located on 13700 Hoover Street.
WESTMINSTER (800) 777-0133 (ON THE RIGHT SIDE)

By BUS, take:
• Take 59 toward Anaheim
405 Freeway North • Get off at Grand and 1st

BEACH BLVD
• Take 64 toward Westminster Mall Xpress

UNIVERSITY
JAMBOREE
• Get off at Bolsa and Beach
• Take 29 toward Buena Park Metrolink Station
• Get off Beach and 21st
• From this point, walk to 13700 Hoover Street.
UCI

1. Take Campus toward University Drive
Direction to Laguna Hills DMV 2. Take the 405 Freeway SOUTH
3. Exit on LAKE FOREST DRIVE
4. Turn right onto LAKE FOREST DRIVE
405 Freeway South 5. Turn left onto MOULTON PKWY
IRVINE CENTER DR. 6. DMV is located at 23535 Moulton Pkwy.
(800) 777-0133 (ON THE LEFT SIDE)
UNIVERSITY

ByBUS, take:
MOULTON PARKWAY
JAMBOREE

• 79 North at University Center (UCI side)
• Get off on CULVER & IRVINE CENTER DR.
UCI • Take 90 East
• Get OFF ON Moulton Pkwy and Ridge Route
CAMPUS
• Walk about one minute to the DMV on Moulton
RIDGE ROUTE Pkwy.
• DMV is at 23535 Moulton Parkway
1. Take CAMPUS north toward UNIVERSITY DRIVE.
2. Turn right on UNIVERSITY DRIVE
3. Take 405 Freeway South. It will change to 5 Freeway
Direction to San Clemente DMV South.
4. Exit on CAMINO DE ESTRELLA. Keep going until you get to
405 Freeway South à 5 Freeway South Camino de Estrella.
5. Turn right onto CAMINO DE ESTRELLA
6. Turn left at CAMINO CAPISTRANO
Camino De Estrella

Avenida Vaquero

Via Cascadita 7. Turn left at AVENIDA VAQUERO
UNIVERSITY

8. Turn right at VIA CASCADITA
9. DMV is located at 2727 Via Cascadita
JAMBOREE

(800) 777-0133
UCI
By BUS, take:
CAMPUS • 79 South at University Center (University Center side)
Camino Capistrano • Get off at Newport Center East and Newport Center
• Take 1 South
• Get off at AVENIDA VAQUERO & VIA CASCADITA
• Walk to 2727 Via Cascadita
Car Insurance Information
NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended to purchase full coverage car rental insurance
Links to Buy Your Car Insurance: Links To Compare Auto Insurances:
Auto Insurance Specialists (AIS): http://www.aisinsurance.com
à click on “Auto” to get your quote
21st Century Insurance: http://www.21st.com Insurance.com: http://insurance.com
American Automobile Association (AAA): Yahoo: http://finance.yahoo.com àclick on “Insurance” à click on
www.calif.aaa.com/ “Auto” for your quote
Allstate: http://www.Allstate.com
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Tips for Buying Auto Insurance:
1. “Quotes” are estimated prices for your car insurance for YOUR
http://www.dmv.org/auto-insurance.php
car. You must provide the insurance company with your car
Esurance: http://www.esurance.com information in order to receive a “quote.”
GEICO Car Insurance: http://www.geico.com 2. Have your driver’s license, your vehicle registration card, your
Progressive Auto Insurance: http://progressive.com license plate number, and your Vehicle Identification Number
State Farm Insurance: http://www.statefarm.com (VIN) ready before you begin your search for a quote.
The General Car Insurance: http://www.thegeneral.com 3. You are not required to pay to receive a quote from the
companies listed above.
Updated: June 7th, 2018