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Florida Learner's Permit Requirements

To earn a learner license in Florida, you must be at least 15 years old.

You must provide:

  • Proof that you completed a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (available here) or a license from any state, country, or jurisdiction, and
  • Parental Consent Form, which must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner or notarized if parent or guardian will not be present (form is located here). If you are under 18 and are not married one parent or legal guardian must sign your license application. Step-parents may not sign unless they have legally adopted you.
  • Documents needed to establish your proof of identity, proof of social security number (if issued), and proof of residential address. Please visit GatherGoGet.com for information regarding these required documents.

You are required to take:

  • A knowledge exam covering the following areas:
    50 multiple choice questions about traffic laws and traffic signs; must have 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Answers to all questions can be found here in the Florida Driver’s Handbook, also available as a paper copy for free at your local tax collector’s office.
  • 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 Florida 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.

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Class E Driver's License

To earn a Class E Driver’s License you must be at least 16 years old

Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. (see below). Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver license must obtain a Class E license.

Florida Class E Drivers License Exam Requirements

Minimum Age 16

  • Road Rules
  • Road Signs
  • Driving
  • Vision
  • Hearing

Under Age 18

  • Proof of completion of a Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course or license from another state, country, or jurisdiction.
  • Parental Consent Form – must be notarized or signed in the presence of a driver license examiner.
  • Please visit our GatherGoGet website for a detailed listing of the remaining documents needed and other information related to obtaining your driver license.

Age 18 or Older

  • Proof of completion of a Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course or license from another state, country, or jurisdiction.
  • Please visit our GatherGoGet website for a detailed listing of the remaining documents needed and other information related to obtaining your driver license.

New Florida Resident

Note: A new resident exchanging a valid out-of-state license for a Florida license will be required to pass the vision and hearing tests only. If you are under 18 and are not married, your license application must be signed by one parent or legal guardian. Step-parents may not sign for you unless they have legally adopted you.

Note: Teens applying for their full operator’s (Class E) license will be required to:

  1. Teens issued a traffic citation can elect to attend a traffic driving school to avoid a conviction.
  2. Hold learner’s license for 12 months
  3. Not incur any traffic convictions
  4. Be certified by parent or guardian to have at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training, at least 10 of which must be at night.

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