Learners Permit

Requirements for Obtaining a Florida Learner’s License

  • Must be at least 15 years old.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to maintain your learner’s permit for 12 months with no moving violations or until you are 18 years old.
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you are not required to maintain a permit for any specific length of time.
  • If under 18 years old, must have parent or guardian present.
  • Proof of traffic law and substance abuse education course (TLSAE) course completion.
    • The course provider will electronically submit this information and it will be available to all Florida Driver License Offices.
  • Pass vision and hearing test- testing will be conducted at the tax collector’s office.
  • Pass class E knowledge exam:
    • The exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions about traffic laws and traffic signs.

Passing score of 80 percent or 40 out of 50 questions.

  • Real ID Requirements must also be met: Certified Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport, Original Social Security Card and two proofs of residential address* dated within the last 30 days. (*Parents can provide the two proofs of address and sign an affidavit at the office stating the student resides with them.)
  • Section 322.56, Florida Statutes, gives the FLHSMV authority to retest a random sample of drivers approved by the Third-Party Administrator.


Learner’s License:

  • Daylight hours for the first three months after license issued, until 10 p.m. after three months.
  • ALWAYS accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years of age or older.
  • Must hold permit for a minimum of 12 months or until 18th birthday, whichever comes first.
  • Required 50 hours of supervised driving, 10 of which must be a night.

Driver License (16 years old):

  • No driving between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Unless driving to or from work or accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years old or older.

Driver License (17 years old):

  • No driving between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Unless driving to or from work or accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years of age or older.

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