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Steps for Learners Permit

Are you ready to start driving and begin getting your Learners Permit?  Having a Drivers License is privilege and comes with accepting that it has great responsibility.  You will be operating a 3,000 lbs automobile that requires your complete attention at all times.

Florida has established a set of steps for new drivers to obtain a Learners Permit.  In addition to these steps, you will be required to have automobile insurance.  It is always advisable for you have a discussion with your carrier to determine the correct coverage you require.

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Teens - How to Obtain Learners Permit

Follow these 5 easy steps to get your Learners Permit License

  1. Register and complete the Drug and Alcohol Class.
  2. Download the Drivers Handbook - Study on your Schedule.
  3. Take the Practice Written Test on DMV Web Site -- Its Free.
  4. Take the DMV Permit/Class E Knowledge Test Online.
  5. Go to any DMV or County Tax Collectors office that issues Drivers Licenses to take your eye exam and road test to obtain your Drivers License Permit.

When you complete your online classes, your Course Completion Certificate and Permit Exam results are automatically sent to all Florida DMV offices by our systems.

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Information for Parents

Your teen is about to enter a very important stage of their life.  Learning how to safely operate a motor vehicle responsibly should not be taken casually.  Learning correctly is important for them and you.

Here are some keys elements you should know as you and your teen proceed to obtain a Florida Learners License:

  • Must be at least 15 years old;
  • If under 18 years old, must have a signed/notarized Parental Consent Form (step-parents may not sign unless they have legally adopted the minor child)
  • Proof of Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course completion;
  • Pass a vision and hearing test – testing is conducted in a service center;
  • Pass Class E Knowledge Exam.  Prepare for the exam by studying the Official Florida Driver License Handbook.  The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions about traffic laws and traffic signs; the passing score is 80 percent or 40 out of 50 questions;
  • Provide documents needed to establish proof of identity, proof of social security number and proof of residential address.  Visit the Florida DHSMV Site for a list of acceptable documents.

Florida Teens are involved in over 84,000 crashes annually.  Consider taking our Online 3-hour Seminar Driving & Surviving: Teaching Your Teen to Drive Course to help your teen becoming a safer driver.

Requirements for a Teen to Obtain a Florida Driver License

A New Driver needs to hold a learners license for at least one year (12 months) or reach age 18, whichever comes first. Additional requirement include:

  • A parent, legal guardian or responsible adult over 21 years old must complete the Certification of Minor Driving Experience Form, certifying the driver has completed 50 hours of driving experience, of which 10 hours must be at night.
  • No moving violation convictions for one year from learners license date of issuance (or may have one moving violation as long as adjudication was withheld, typically by completing the 4-Hour Basic DDS course as an "Election".
  • Must pass Class E Driving Skills Test (Written Exam either Online Class or at DMV Service Center.
  • The vehicle used for the driving test must have a valid registration, proof of insurance and pass a basic vehicle inspection that is conducted by the driver license examiner to determine that it is safe for a driving test; and
  • Provide documents needed to establish proof of identity, proof of Social Security number and proof of residential address if you have not previously provided these documents.  Visit the Florida DHSMV Site for a list of acceptable documents.

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Laws ­allow teen drivers to safely gain driving experience under lower-risk conditions before obtaining full driving privileges.  These laws outline limits and restrictions for new drivers ages 15 through 17. Florida's GDL laws are designed to help teens gradually and safely build their skills and experience behind the wheel.  It is important for teens and their parents to understand these laws and obey them.

License Hours Notes
Learner's License Daylight hours for first three months after license issued - until 10 p.m. after three months - ALWAYS accompanied by a licensed driver 21+ years old
- Must hold for a minimum of 12 months or until 18th birthday, whichever comes first.
- Required 50 hours of supervised driving, 10 of which must be at night.
Driver's License 16 years old NOT between 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Unless driving to or from work, or must accompanied by a licensed driver 21+ years old
Driver's License 17 years old NOT between 1:00 am to 5:00 am Unless driving to or from work, or must accompanied by a licensed driver 21+ years old