A) Practice with Free Online Practice Tests
You can take online practice tests as much as you want to prepare you for the real thing. The questions on these tests will be similar to the ones you’ll find when taking your official FLHSMV test. You should also refer to the FL Driver Handbook.
After you feel like you’re ready to take on your FL driver’s test for your official license, you have 2 test options to pick from. You can take the test online with the American Safety Council or you can do it in person at your local Florida DHSMV.
B) Get Your Documents and Fees Ready
For your convenience, you have the option of taking your driving test online with the American Safety Council, which is the only organization allowed to give online driving tests. You are required to have a parent or guardian attest to watching you take the online test (along with a notarized, signed document) and give your SSN. If you do not have a SSN, you may enter in your Alien identification number, Admissions number, or FL identification card number. You can find out more about these requirements by visiting the American Safety Council website.
You may apply for your learner’s permit at your local DMV if you are 15 or older and can bring with you:
- Your parental consent form that must be signed in front of a driver’s license examiner or be notarized if a parent of guardian can’t be at the DMV.
- Proof of completing your Traffic Law and Substance Abuse course.
- Certified primary and secondary identification, proof of address, and Social Security card.
- The application fee.
C) Taking the Florida Learner’s Permit Test
Once you’ve got the above documents and fees, you can take your online exam with the American Safety Council or at your local DHSMV. The first step will be to pass the traffic laws exam before you will move on to the road signs exam. Your first exam and 2 retakes can be done online, but a retake comes with an extra fee.