You don't have to rush out and get one, but the DMV will make sure you are updated the next time you're up for renewal.
Californians got their first look Wednesday at the state's newly designed driver licenses and ID cards.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the makeover is all about security.
"The new security features, coupled with advanced technology, make California driver licenses and identification cards one of the most secure identification documents in the country," said DMV Director George Valverde.
"We are confident that they will be well-received by residents, businesses and law enforcement officials," Valverde said.
So what's the difference? According to a statement from the DMV:
Current license holders will not need to take any action until their current IDs expire.
"It is very important to understand that cardholders are not required to get new cards until the expiration date printed on their current cards." said Valverde. "Remember, when it is time to renew your card, DMV has many services that are offered online to help customers avoid going into the field offices."
The new cards went into effect earlier this week. This is the first major revision of California driver licenses and ID cards since 2001, according to the DMV.
More than 8.25 million driver licenses and ID cards are issued each year in California.