Looking to get your permit soon? Take our Florida Drivers Ed course today and save a trip to the DHSMV!
If you've never taken a course with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) before, just create a free account. If you're already an FLVS student, click here to log in and register for your Florida teen drivers ed course. Then you'll be all set to start our approved Florida drivers ed course. Once you start, you'll be on the road to completing your First Time Driver/TLSAE requirement.
Log in and out whenever you want, from any Internet-connected computer. When you log back in, we'll take you to the exact place you left off. Compare that to spending your weekends in a classroom!
At the end of the course, there'll be a final exam. Don't worry though—you'll have unlimited access to review the course material as much as you need. Once you take the test and pass, you'll receive a DHSMV-approved waiver certificate that covers your 4-hour First Time Driver/Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) requirement.
In order to get your Florida learners license, all first time drivers (regardless of age) must fulfill a First Time Driver/Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE) requirement.
DriversEd.com, in partnership with FLVS, offers a Florida drivers ed course that satisfies the TLSAE requirement and earns you half a school credit. When you complete our course, you will receive a waiver certificate for the TLSAE, which is required in order to earn your Florida learners permit and ultimately your Florida drivers license.
Note: you must be a Florida student between the ages of 14½-18 to qualify for this course. For more information about student requirements, please visit the Florida Virtual School webpage.
In order to get the Florida learners permit and eventually the Florida drivers license, everyone no matter how old must pass a written test on traffic laws and signs. 70% of test-takers fail on their first try and end up returning to the DHSMV.
A proven way to increase your chances of passing your learners permit test is with up-to-date online Florida DHSMV practice permit tests. Randomly generated questions test your driving knowledge and prepare you for the real deal.
Apply for your learners permit at your local DHSMV.
Note: all documents provided to the DHSMV must be originals or certified copies.
After you pass the written exam, you'll be issued a learners license to practice driving. Your learners license will carry the following restrictions:
After you earn your learners license, you'll need to practice driving under supervision. If you're under 18, you will need to hold your learners license for at least 12 months during which time you must complete at least 50 hours (10 at night) of practice driving with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
Note: in Florida, the DHSMV does not require new drivers to take in-car driving lessons with a driving school. However, for your safety and the safety of those around you, DriversEd.com strongly recommends that you take driving lessons with a licensed driving school.
Once you are ready to take the driving test, schedule your driving skills test at your local DHSMV.
Once you pass the driving skills test, you'll be issued your operator's license or Class E license for a fee of $20.
Students can also choose to complete their drivers license tests through DHSMV-approved Drivers Education Licensing Assistance Program (DELAP) courses in participating public or private schools. After taking the drivers license test, the drivers education teacher will enter the student's results into the DHSMV's records.
These results will be used by the local drivers license office for issuance of a learners driver license or Class E drivers license. DHSMV may, however, test any student on a random basis before issuing a drivers license.
Operators License Restriction If you are 16 years old:
If you are 17 years old:
All first-time drivers (minimum age 15) must take a Florida drivers education course in order to get a Florida learners permit. The Florida DHSMV calls this Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE).
Our course not only satisfies your First Time Driver/TLSAE requirement, but it earns you half a school credit as well.
So if you're 14½-18 years old and want to learn about driving in Florida and plan to obtain a Florida drivers license, you can take this course.
Yes. Upon successful completion of this drivers education course, you will receive a waiver certificate which fulfills your First Time Driver/TLSAE (Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education) requirement.
Drivers Education is a class that teaches you the rules of the road, vehicle safety, etc., so you're ready to pass your written learners permit test. Our Florida drivers education course will provide you a waiver certificate that fulfills the 4-hour requirement for first time drivers.
Drivers Training is the in-car driving lessons with a licensed driving instructor. In Florida, drivers training is not mandatory.
However, it's always a good idea to take lessons with an experienced, licensed instructor. If you want, you can find a local driving school here.
This Florida drivers ed course is provided through Florida Virtual School (FLVS). If you're new to FLVS, just create a free account to get started. (You'll have to enroll with FLVS later: check out this video on how to apply.)
If you're a current or past FLVS student, click here to log in and register for your Florida teen drivers ed course.
That depends on your individual pace. The good news is that you can always go at your pace and log in and out at your convenience. Think how fast time can fly if you do 20 minutes here and there!
Once you successfully complete the course, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will issue you a waiver certificate to satisfy this requirement. You'll be one step closer to getting on the road!
There is no drivers training requirement in Florida, but it's always a good idea to take in-car driving lessons with a professional driving instructor. Find an approved driving school near you.
If you are 14½-18 years old and a Florida student, this course costs nothing for you! That's because this course is paid for by educational funds from the state. So not only do you satisfy your First Time Driver requirement and earn half a school credit, but it's all free!