Getting your Florida learners permit and drivers license is not difficult if you know which courses you need to complete, tests to pass, and the ID requirements. Below is step by step explanation. You can download a Florida DMV Drivers Handbook here.
If you are 18 or older read - How to Get your Florida Drivers License
This is a summary of the steps to getting your Florida Learners Permit (more details below.)
You can take the DATA course starting at age 14. Teens and adults must take the DATA course to get a learners permit or drivers license for the first time.
You can take the DATA course test as many times as you need with no additional charge. If you pay attention to the course the test is not difficult.
Your completion information is automatically transmitted to the Florida DMV. When you go to a local DMV office they will lookup your information based on your name or other personal information.
Paper Certificates are No Longer required by the Florida DMV. Therefore we do not mail certificates.
The Permit Test is the written exam you must take to get your Florida learners permit or first drivers license. The test questions come directly from the Florida DMV and cover road rules - the rules and regulations of driving on Florida roads and highways. The test also covers: Road signs, traffic signals, and pavement markings you may encounter in Florida.
You must be at least 14 1/2 years old and under 18 years old to take the Permit Test Online. We recommend you take the Permit Test after the DATA Course but you can take it before or after the DATA course. If you are age 18 or older, you can only take the Permit Test (DMV Exam) at a DMV office.
The Online Permit test is a timed test of 50 questions. Once you begin you are given 60 minutes to complete the test and you must get 40 correct to Pass the Permit Test. You must complete the Permit Test in one session - you cannot log out or pause the test. Before you start be prepared to complete the entire test.
The Online Permit Test questions are multiple choice.
To prepare for the permit test we recommend you start with our free Pass The Permit Test videos, guides, and practice tests. Our Permit Test videos will give you a strong understanding of the many concepts on the test. Next you should read the Florida Drivers Handbook. Another option is to take our online Permit Study Guide Online Course. It was created by a former Florida DMV Examiner. It teaches you what you need to know and includes practice tests.
You can take the Online Permit Test three (3) times. If you do not pass in your three attempts you must take the permit test at a DMV office.
Your completion information is automatically transmitted to the DMV.
Once you complete the DATA course, pass the Permit Test and turn 15 years old you can go to the DMV to get your Learners Permit.
As a reminder, here are the requirements to get your Learners Permit:
When you go to a DMV office to get your Florida Learners Permit you will need to bring two “original” (not copies) forms of identification (ID.) The preferred documents are a certified birth certificate and original social security card but a passport or a government issued document with your name on it are accepted. Here is a list of the documents accepted as Primary Identification for US Citizens.
To get your Florida Learner Permit or Drivers License you must provide two forms of ID. When you go to get your Drivers License the DMV will need your social security number and it will be electronically validated. A Social Security Card is the preferred form of secondary ID. Here are the documents accepted - you must provide one:
You will also need to prove that you are a Florida resident (residential address) by bringing two (2) documents with a Florida address with your name or a parent’s name such as an electric or utility bill, phone bill, water bill, car insurance document, or a home owners document. There are many acceptable documents listed in the drivers handbook here are the most common:
If under age 18, a parent or legal guardian must come with you to sign a Consent Form. If a parent is not able to come with you then you must bring a Notarized Parent Consent for a Driver Application of a Minor that your parent or legal guardian has filled out and had notarized.
You can download the Parental Consent Form