Florida Driver's License

Learn how to get ready for your road test and first Florida driver's license

Your First Florida Driver’s License

Once you’ve held your permit for a year or turned 18, you might just be ready for your first license! Here are the steps to take to apply for your first Florida driver’s license.

Check Your Eligibility

Teens under 18 will only be eligible for a license if they:

  • Have held a learner’s license for at least one year without any traffic convictions
  • Are at least 16 years old
  • Provide parent or guardian certification of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice, 10 of which must be at night

Make a DHSMV Appointment

You will need to make an appointment with your local DHSMV office. When you make your appointment, make sure the person on the phone knows it is for the driving test; you can also make your appointment online in many areas and should make sure to choose service type “Driving Test Class E License”.

Take Your Driving Skills Road Test

For your driving skills road test, you will need to bring an insured vehicle to the testing site; the state will not provide a testing vehicle.

Get Your First License!

Once you pass, you will be issued your first Florida driver’s license! Note that depending on age and other circumstances, your license may still have certain restrictions. Make sure you are aware of any restrictions on your license.

Class E License Restrictions For Teens

16 year olds are prohibited from driving from 11 PM to 6 AM unless accompanied by a 21 year old licensed driver or driving to and from work.

17 year olds are prohibited from driving from 1 AM to 5 AM unless accompanied by a 21 year old licensed driver or driving to and from work.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need this course to get my Florida learners permit?

    If you are a first time driver between 15 and 18 years old, the Florida DHSMV requires that you complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course in addition to pass a permit exam in order to receive a learner’s permit. We offer exactly what you need to fulfill this requirement.

  • Is this a Florida DHSMV approved program?

    Yes. Our online program is approved by the DHSM and fulfills the 4-hour TLSAE requirement and permit exam requirement.

  • How does Drug and Alcohol (TLSAE) course work? Is it like a classroom course?

    Online drivers ed works similarly to a classroom course, except that you are in charge. There is no instructor lecturing or setting the pace—you get to set your own schedule and study how you want to. You’ll read through the curriculum that has been enhanced with images and videos before proving your understanding with journal questions and quizzes. You’ll have unlimited chances to pass each section, so we can guarantee that you will pass!

  • How long does the TLSAE course take to complete?

    The DHSMV requires a 4-hour TLSAE course. The time requirement can be fulfilled as quickly or leisurely as you prefer by logging on and off as you please.

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TLSAE Course

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