08/29/2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Congratulations, Ariel Winter
The Modern Family
star, 15, is celebrating a milestone this week, having passed the driving test for her learner's permit in California.
Think she's excited?
"I PASSED. I PASSED. I PASSED I PASSED I PASSED!" she wrote on Instagram Wednesday
, posting a photo of her holding the certificate. "I am now a permitted driver … be scared. Actually don't be … I'm a safe driving nerd. YAY!!"
To get a learner's permit in California, you must be at least 15½ years old, complete 30 hours of classroom courses and six hours of driving training, and pass a driving test.
Winter will turn 16 on Jan. 28.