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Florida Permit DMV Test

The DMV Test

All drivers getting their first driver’s license in Florida are required to complete certain steps by Florida Law. This applies to those getting a learner permit or restricted license and those getting an operator’s license.

The DMV Permit Test

Step #1 - TLSAE - Drug and Drug & Alcohol Course

The first step to get your driver’s license is to complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course. This course must be taken by anyone - regardless of age - getting their first driver’s license in Florida.

Step #2 - DMV Test Preparation and Practice Test

Once you have completed your TLSAE course the next step is to a written test that covers Florida road signs and road rules. The DMV test (also known as the Permit Test) is available online. Teen’s 15- under18 years old with a parent/guardian proctor nearby to proctor the test (that just means they have to watch you while you take the test). Anyone over the age of 18 taking the DMV Test must take it at a local DMV Office. What happens if I close or exit the browser during the test? If you close the window or exit the browser during the exam, your exam will be considered expired. Expired exams are failed exams. You have one initial attempt and two possible tests retakes. If you fail the test three times online, you will have to visit your local driver license or tax office to take the exam in person.

How much does the test cost? What if I fail?
  • The test costs $24.95. This covers your first attempt. After that, it costs $20 to retake the test.
  • Automatic notification to DHSMV when you pass.
  • The DMV EXAM consists of 50 questions. There are 45 questions on road rules and 5 questions on road signs. The passing score for the exam is 80%. You must correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions to pass.
  • This course is approved by DHSMV
What to bring to DMV office:

Make Sure you have an appointment. Bring the necessary ID and documents. Florida has new documentation requirements for residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification card. For office visits, you must bring original documents that prove your identity, social security number and residential address.

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Provide proof of completion of a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course
  • Provide parental consent form if under 18 and required documents for proof of identity
  • Complete your permit exam
  • Pass a vision and hearing test
Learner's Permit - What are the Rules?

Getting a learner's permit in Florida means you have driving privileges, but they are restricted. Once you've obtained your permit you are required to do the following when operating a motor vehicle:
  • At all times you must be accompanied by a licensed driver in the front passenger seat. This driver must be 21 years of age or older.
  • For the first 3 months after the date you received your permit, you can only drive during daylight hours.
  • After the first 3 months, you may drive between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.
  • If you are under 18 you must keep your learners permit for 1 year before getting your operator’s license.
  • If you are over 18 you can get your operator’s license immediately after taking the required TLSAE course and DMV exam.
What's Next - Driver's License!

If you are under the age of 18, the following rules apply to getting your driver's license. A regular driver's license, also known as a Class E license, requires the following:
  • You've had no moving traffic citations within 12 months of the issuance of your permit. (You may have 1 traffic violation where adjudication is withheld. Adjudication withheld is when you are not convicted of the offense, while still being held guilty).
  • For the first 3 months after the date you received your permit, you can only drive during daylight hours.
  • Your parent or legal guardian, or an responsible adult 21 years or older, has certified you've completed at least 50 hours of driving experience, including 10 hours at night.
  • You must pass a driving test.
This exam is administrated by Third-Party Testing (Florida's Class E Knowledge Test) provided by Traffic Safety Consultants, Inc. (dba Cheapest In Florida / Funny in Florida)