I passed my Knowledge Exam. What do I need to do now?
What do I need to do before I can get my permit?
Before you can get your permit, you must:
- ● Complete your 4-hour Florida Drug & Alcohol course
- ● Take and pass the Florida Knowledge Exam. This can be done online through I Drive Safely, or you may opt to take the test at the DHSMV. Please note that if you are 18 or older, or if you have attempted and failed the exam three times online, you must take the exam at the DHSMV.
Why isn’t my knowledge exam score showing up in the DMV system?
There are a couple of reasons this may be happening.
- ● You have not purchased the knowledge exam. Unless you purchased the bundle, the knowledge exam is a separate purchase. The course final exam is not the same as the knowledge exam.
- ● You’ve purchased the knowledge exam but have not taken it yet. Often, students take the course final exam and believe they are done with the course, but they have not yet taken the knowledge exam.
- ● You made a mistake when entering your personal information. For example, you entered your birthday incorrectly or spelled your name wrong.
- ● You have not allowed 2-3 business days for the completion to show in the DHSMV’s system
What do I need to bring with me to get my permit?
Be sure to carefully review this list before you go to get your permit!
- ● One primary form of identification such as:
- ○ Certified United States birth certificate issued by a government agency (hospital birth certificates cannot be accepted).
- ○ Valid United States passport
- ○ Certificate of naturalization
- ● Proof of date of birth
- ● One secondary form of identification which may include:
- ○ School record stating date of birth, which must contain the registrar’s signature
- ○ Baptism certificate, which shows date of birth and the place of baptism
- ○ Family Bible record or birth announcement in a baby book
- ○ An insurance policy on the customer’s life which has been in force for at least two years and has the month, day and year of birth
- ● Proof of Social Security number which may include:
- ○ Social Security card
- ○ Tax return
- ○ W-2 form
- ○ Pay check
- ○ School record
- ● Proof of residential address
- ● Proof that you have taken and passed a Florida TLSAE course, or a license from any state/county
- ● A Florida DHSMV parental consent form, which should either be signed by a parent in the presence of a Florida drivers license examiner or notarized if the parent/guardian will not be present.
- ● If you are an unmarried minor (under the age of 18), at least one parent/legal guardian is required to sign your license application. Step-parents are not allowed to sign unless they have legally adopted you.
The following tests are required:
- ● A written exam, which is made up of 50 questions.
- ● A vision test with an eye machine. You must have 20/40 (or better) vision in each eye, and both eyes together, with or without corrective lenses in order to pass.
- ● A hearing test
Are there any restrictions when driving with my learner’s license?
Yes, there are! For the first 3 months you may only drive during daylight hours. After the first 3 months, you may only drive until 10 PM. At all times while you hold your learner’s license, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older. They must be seated in the front passenger seat while you’re driving.
Is it necessary for me to get my Florida learner’s permit?
What are the in-car driving requirements while I hold my permit?
Before you apply for your first-time Florida drivers license, you must complete a minimum of 50-hours of in-care driving practice. These hours must be completed with a licensed driver who is 21 or older in the front passenger seat. 10 of the 50 hours must be at night.
You are not required to log your hours, but your parent will need to sign an affidavit at the DHSMV verifying that these hours were completed.