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Steps to Obtaining your Florida Driver’s License

Learner License – To earn a learner license, you must be at least 15 years old

You must provide:

You are required to take:

  • A Written Test covering the following areas:
    • Road Rules – 20 multiple choice questions about traffic laws – must have 15 correct answers to pass.
    • Road Signs – 20 multiple choice questions about road signs – must have 15 correct answers to pass.
    • Florida Driver Handbook
  • Vision Test using an eye machine. To pass, you must have 20/40 (or better) vision in each and both eyes, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Hearing Test

With your Learner’s License, you may:

Only drive during daylight hours during the first three months and until 10 p.m. thereafter, always with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger seat.

Operator’s License (16 and 17 year old) – To earn an operator’s license, you must be at least 16 years old AND have held a learner’s license for at least one year without any traffic convictions.
You must provide:

  • A Florida Learner’s License or a license from another jurisdiction.
  • Parent or guardian certification that you have at least 50 hours of behind the wheel driving experience, of which 10 hours must be at night.

You are required to take:

  • Driving test and perform certain driving maneuvers. Please refer to the Florida Driver Handbook for specifics or present a waiver from an accepted driver education course.

With your Operator’s License, you may:

  • 16 years old – only drive between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., unless accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger seat, or you are traveling to or from work.
  • 17 years old – only drive between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m., unless accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger seat, or you are traveling to or from work.
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