All first-time drivers in Florida who are able to demonstrate competency in the above maneuvers will pass the exam and receive their driver’s license. Teens who have a learner’s permit will hand in their permit when the driver’s license is given.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the TSLAE/DATA course online?
Yes, you can. The state of Florida allows first-time drivers to take the TSLAE/DATA course online through third-party providers such as the American Safety Council.
When you take this course with the American Safety Council, you can fit the content around your busy schedule, complete it as quickly or as slowly as you like, receive 24/7 support and fulfill a state requirement.
Where do I go after completing my learner’s permit requirements?
Once you have completed the TSLAE/DATA course and the permit exam, you will need to go to the nearest Florida DMV office. Be sure to bring proof of identification and ensure proof of test completion to receive your learner’s permit.
What happens if I get a ticket while holding my learner’s permit?
It is generally advised for first-time drivers to have a clean record while holding their learner’s permit. Those who are convicted of a moving violation will have to retain their learner’s permit for one year from the conviction date. However, one ticket is permitted so long as there was no adjudication.
Where can I find the Florida Driver’s Handbook?
A good resource for any first-time driver, the Florida Driver’s Handbook outlines the rules and regulations you should know as a responsible driver on Florida roads. If you do not have a copy, you can download it for free and have easy access to all of the driving answers you may need.
Are adult first-time drivers required to get a learner’s permit?
No, adults in the state of Florida do not need a learner’s permit, nor do they need to follow GDL laws. This means that first-time drivers 18 years and older can bypass the learner’s permit process and immediately prepare for their driver’s license tests. That said, first-time adult drivers must still complete the TSLAE/DATA course, score at least an 80% on the written exam and have adequate vision and hearing abilities. As you prepare to visit a Florida DMV office, remember to bring proof of identity, social security number and address.