Getting your driver's license in Florida is a process that requires you to complete a few steps. Whether you are 18 or older, or a teen, the process is slightly different. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get your Florida driver's license.
Adults (18 and Older)If you are 18 or older and have held a graduate or adult license in another state, simply fill out a driver's license application for the state of Florida. As a new Florida resident, you must obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of establishing residency to drive on Florida highways.
All of the forms listed above must be signed in the presence of a FLHSMV driver's license examiner or a notary public. Before you can apply for your Florida driver's license, you need to know what the license requirements are. If you have a Canadian driver's license and don't want to hand it out, you must take the Class E driving skills test. It is essential to understand the basic principles of safe driving before obtaining a full or permanent driver's license. If you have a valid Canadian driver's license but do not want to give it, you must take the Class E Knowledge Test.
Teens (Under 18)If you are under 18, there are additional steps that must be taken before you can get your driver's license.
First, you must take the four-hour TSLAE course, either online or in person. You will then need to pass the hearing and vision tests as well as the traffic regulations and signs test. After that, you will need to practice with a licensed driver who is at least five years old in order to master the basics of driving and address areas that may need improvement. Once all of these steps have been completed, you will be ready to apply for your Florida driver's license. If you have any questions about the process, contact 1-888-272-1493 for assistance.