How Do I Get a Learner’s Permit in Florida?

How Do I Get a Learner’s Permit in Florida?

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HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST LICENSE

Whether you're a teen preparing to get your learner's permit or an adult first-time driver, we've reviewed the process and made easy step-by-step instructions for you to follow.

TEENS/UNDER 18

HOW TO GET A LEARNER'S PERMIT

Drivers with a learner's permit must have a licensed adult in the front passenger seat at all times.

AgeStep #1Step #2Step #3Step #4Step #5Result
At least 15 years oldComplete our traffic law & substance abuse course Register NowReview the Florida Driver's Handbook Course Register NowTake the Class E Knowledge exam (Permit Test) Register NowHave a signed consent formMake an appointment with the DMVGet Learner's permit
HOW TO GET AN INTERMEDIATE LICENSE

With an intermediate license, you can drive without an adult, but there are some other rules you need to follow.

AgeStep #1Step #2Step #3Step #4Step #5Result
16-17 years oldHold a learner's permit for 1 yearGain supervised driving experienceCertify that you have 50 hrs behind the wheel (with 10 hrs at night)Take the driving skills test or present a waiver from an accepted drivers ed courseMake an appointment with the DMVGet Intermediate License
HOW TO GET A FULL LICENSE

With a full license, the restrictions from the intermediate license are removed.

AgeStep #1Step #2Step #3Step #4Step #5Result
18 years oldHold an intermediate licenseBefore 18th birthdayThe restrictions will automatically be removedYou do not have to go to the DMV to update your licenseIf you ever get a traffic ticket, keep points off your driving record with traffic schoolGet Class E Driver's License



1st Time Drivers 18 & Older

HOW TO GET A FIRST TIME DRIVER LICENSE

If you've never driven before, this is where it all begins as an adult in Florida.

AgeStep #1Step #2Step #3Step #4Step #5Result
18 years or olderComplete our traffic law & substance abuse course Register NowReview the Florida Driver's HandbookTake the Class E Knowledge exam (must complete at DMV)Take the driving skills test or present a waiver from an accepted drivers ed courseMake an appointment with the DMVClass E Driver's License