Florida Learners Permit
There comes a time in every teen’s life where they stop asking their parents for rides. They finally learn the importance of driving themselves. However, this can’t be done without their Florida Learner’s Permit.
To get your Florida Learner’s Permit, you must first have enrolled in and completed the Florida Traffic Laws and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course. In addition to this, you must be a Florida resident who is at least 15 years old and has completed a driver’s education
If you meet the requirements, you’ll have to schedule your appointment with the DMV. Here’s where you go from there:
Step 1: Take the DMV Practice Exams
To earn your Florida Learner’s Permit, you will have to pass your DMV learner’s permit exam. This test is composed of 40 multiple choice questions and includes a written exam. During the examination, there will be questions pertaining to road rules and common road signs.
Taking a DMV practice exam will help prepare you to pass the real exam.
To pick up on the fundamentals of what will be on the test, you can consult your Florida Driver Handbook
. You can also find online practice permit exams. To know exactly what will be on the test, you should take a practice exam.
Step 2: Gather Documentation and Pay the License Fees
After completing and passing the DMV exam, you will have to provide the correct documentation and pay the associated fees. Below, you can find a complete list of all the necessary documents you need to bring with you to the DMV:
- TLSAE Form - this includes proof that the training has been completed.Parental Consent Form - the new driver’s guardian must sign this form in the presence of the driver license examiner. Alternatively, the form can be notarized if the guardian will not accompany the aspiring driver.
Two Forms of Identification - which includes:
- Certified U.S. Birth Certificate issued by a government agency.
Valid U.S. Passport.
Naturalization Certificate (Form N-550 or Form N-570)
Citizenship Certificate (Form N-560 or Form N-561)
- Proof of Social Security Number - which includes:
Original Social Security Card
Any Form 1099
- Proof of Address - which includes two documents from the list below:
Health/Medical card listing home address.
Current school year transcript with home address listed.
Form W-2 or Form 1099.
A letter from a halfway house or homeless shelter which states that you receive mail at that address (You will also need to provide an Address Certificate Form.)
Current utility bills (Within the last two months.)
Statements from bank/financial institutions (must be current within two months.)
Mail form governmental agencies.
Pay the application fee - you must pay all fees associated with the application for a Florida’s Learner Permit.
You should also remember that your current ID card will not be acceptable for proof of address.
Step 3: Pass the Florida Learner’s Permit Exam
You’ve practiced the test and studied the handbook, so you’re ready for the real deal. To get your Florida Learner’s Permit
, you must pass the DMV Learner’s Permit Exam. If you prepared for the test, then passing it will be a breeze.
However, if you failed the examination, don’t worry. You still have a chance.
Every person who takes the exam is allowed three attempts. The only bad news is you’ll have to pay an additional fee every time you retake the test. The examination can be taken at any FLHSMV office and can be taken ONCE online.
When you do pass the exam, you can pick up your Florida driver's permit online at the ASC website or in any nearby Florida DMV Center.