This Step: Get a Drivers License
Get a Drivers License in Florida
Teen drivers who are 16 to 17 years old must hold a learner’s license for at least 1 year without any traffic convictions before they can apply for a Florida driver's license. Then, you must:
A) Make an Appointment
Make an appointment online to get your driver's license. If you passed driver's ed, you can skip the road test as long as you can provide a waiver from the state-approved drivers education program. Otherwise, book your appointment and be prepared to also take the driving test for a Class E License.
B) Take the Road Test
During your visit to the FLHSMV, teens must:
- Provide a completed Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (Form HSMV 71143) with a signature from your parent or guardian
- Provide a Florida Learner’s License or a license from another jurisdiction
- Pass a driving test
Get Your Florida Driver's License
Your age will determine what kind of license the state will issue you.
Teens who are 16 to 17 years old will receive an Intermediate License with the following restrictions. These apply UNLESS you have a licensed driver (21 years old and up) in the front passenger seat, or you are traveling to or from work:
- 16 years old―You can only drive between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- 17 years old―You can only drive between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m.