Required Drug and Alcohol Course
The DATA course is required for all drivers getting their first drivers license in Florida. It is the first step to get your Learner Permit.
Also known as the TLSAE (Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education), the DATA course teaches you how drugs, alcohol, your mood, and other factors effect your ability to drive.
The 50 Question Permit Test
The Permit Test is the written DMV exam required to get your Learner Permit. The test covers the rules and regulations of driving as well as road signs.
To pass the Permit Test you must get 40 out of 50 correct. We highly recommend you study the drivers handbook and review all the videos and information in our Pass the Permit Test section.
Course to Prepare for the Permit Test
The Permit Study Guide is an online course that you do at your own pace. It includes everything you need to pass the Permit Test the first time.
Include in the Permit Study Guide are videos that explain confusing topics, practice tests, and tips for passing the test.
For most Floridians the process of getting your Learners Permit starts around 14 years old. At 14 you can start taking the required courses. Here are the Steps:
All new drivers in Florida are required to pass the Florida Permit Test. The test is 50 questions that are mostly the rules and regulations of driving in Florida. There are also road signs you must identify.
The DATA course is organized into sections or modules. Each section has a required amount of time you must complete before you can advance to the next section. It's important to logout of the course if you are taking a break. All the sections add up to 4 hours - of course you can complete the course on your schedule doing it all at once or over several days.
Yes you can take the DATA course and Permit test in any order but we recommend taking the DATA course first as you will learn material that may be on the permit test. The DATA Course teaches you material that will be on the Permit Test and you can take the DATA course at 14 but you must be 14 1/2 to take the Permit Test.
You will need to bring two forms of identification, two documents showing your residential address in Florida, and a parent of legal guardian to sign the Parental Consent form. Here are a few examples of acceptable documents:
Copies of documents will not be accepted - they must all be originals. There are 19 document listed in the drivers handbook that can be used to prove you live in Florida.
Adults getting their first drivers license in Florida are not required to hold a learners permit but you must do the following: 1. Complete the DATA Course, 2. Pass the Permit Test (at a local DMV office), and then pass the road test (behind the wheel test).
You can never drive alone with a learners permit in Florida. You must have a licensed driver 21 or older in the seat closest to you at all times.
You must have your learners permit for 12 months with no moving traffic violation convictions. You may have one moving traffic violation if adjudication is withheld, which requires completing a traffic school course.