Getting a Florida Driver’s License

Driver’s License Checklist for Florida Teen Drivers

Enroll in a Driver’s Ed

Finish a Driver’s Education course.

Get Your Learner’s Permit

Ace your written learner’s permit test.

Enroll in Behind-the-Wheel Training

Complete all of your supervised behind-the-wheel hours.

Get Your Driver’s License

Pass your driving test to get your driver’s license.

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FL Driver’s License Guide for Teens

Teens between the age of 16 and 17 need to have held their learner’s permit in good standing for at least 12 months before applying for their FL driver’s license. Then, follow these steps:

A) Make an Appointment

You can make your appointment online for getting your driver’s license. If you’ve finished driver’s education, you are allowed to skip the road exam so long as you are able to bring a waiver from your driver’s education school. If not, you should make your appointment and be ready to pass the Class E driver’s license test.

B) Take Your Road Test

When at the DHSMV, you need:

  • A filled-out Form HSMV 71143 signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Your FL learner’s permit or license from another state.
  • You must bring proof of car insurance.
  • To pass the road test.

Getting Your Florida Driver’s License

The type of license you get will depend on your age.

Intermediate License

For those between the ages of 16 and 17, you will get an Intermediate license that will come with restrictions. These restrictions apply EXCEPT when you have a 21 or older licensed driver in your front passenger seat, or you are commuting to or from work:

  • 16 years of age – You may only driver between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • 17 years of age – You may only drive between the hours of 5 a.m. and 1 a.m.

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