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    Get a Drivers License in Florida

    Teen drivers who are 16 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 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.

    Intermediate License

    Teens who are 16 years old or 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.

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