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In the Sunshine State, getting the driver's license is quite simple . All the driver must do is to complete a TLSAE course, pass a driving and theoretical exam, present the paperwork and the process will be finished.

There are different kinds of licences depending if you are young with no experience, or if you are a senior driver.

Class E - Learners license

Drivers between 15 and 18 years old must apply for their first driver's license called: class E - Learners license. Graduated Driver License laws (GDL) establish this first step for those inexperienced people who are starting to learn how to drive.

To apply for this Learners License, you must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After that, you will have to make an appointment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where an officer will request you all the necessary documentation. You will have to pass a vision and hearing examination before taking the test, if everything is Ok, the last step required is to pay the fee to access the knowledge test.

Necessary Documents to apply for a Learners License

  • ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Residential address
  • Parental consent for a driver application of a minor - If under 18
  • If you are not a US citizen: Proof of Legal residence in the US.

Characteristics of the Learners License:

  • The minor must drive under the supervision of a responsible adult over 21 years old with a valid driver's license.
  • There is a restriction to drive at night during the first 3 months of the license. After this time, it is permitted to drive up to 10PM.

After obtaining the first Learners License, the driver will have 1 year to obtain an intermediate or full privilege license. If the Learners license expires, the driver must renew it and do the process all over again.

Intermediate Driver License

According to the Graduated Driver License laws (GDL), the second step the driver must obtain is the Intermediate Driver's License. In this second stage, the driver can drive with no supervision, but there are still some restrictions to follow up until the driver turns 18 years old.

To apply for the Intermediate License, the interested person must complete a full year of holding the Learners license with no traffic violations. It is necessary to count with 50 hours of driving practise, 10 of which must be during night time. After complying with this,it is necessary to make an appointment to the Service Center of the DHMSV, where the officer will ask you to present all the necessary documentation. The driver will have to pass the Driving exam, and if it is successful, he or she must surrender his/her learners license in order to obtain the new one.

Necessary Documents to apply for an Intermediate License

It is very important that the driver presents the form: Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor (HSMV 71142). This paper will be filled up by the parent/driving instructor in the presence of a Notary Public or officer from the Driver License Center.

Characteristics of the Intermediate License:

  • The minor is allowed to drive between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m with non supervision . This rule applies until he or she turns 17 years old.
  • Theminor is allowed to drive between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m with non supervision. This rule applies until he or she turns 18 years old.
  • The minor is not allowed to drive outside these time frames unless he or she is accompanied and supervised by an adult over 21 years.

Full privilege Driver's License (Adult +18)

If you are over 18 years old, and have never held a Driver's license, you can apply for a Full privilege License without working the steps mentioned before. However, if you prefer to have supervised driving for a period of time, you are allowed to get your full license starting from a learners step.

To apply for the Full-Privilege License, the individual must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE). After this, it is necessary to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination, and a Knowledge and driving test. If it is successful, the last step will be paying the fee (if apply), take the Picture for the new license and surrender any other kind of license he or she owns.

Required Documents for a Full privilege License

  • ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Residential address
  • If you are not a US citizen: Proof of Legal residence in the US.

How to transfer your Driver's License to the Florida Driver’s License.

Out of Florida Licenses.

If you are older than 16 years old, and hold a Driver's license from outside the state of Florida, you can exchange it for a Florida one. The only requirement you will have to pass is a Vision and Hearing examination. Bear in mind that if your license is expired, you will have to pass the medical examinations, plus a Knowledge and a Driving test.

To apply for the Full-Privilege License in Florida, the individual has to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination. If it is successful, the last step will be to pay the fee, take the Picture for the new license and surrender the out of state license he or she owns.

Once the driver complies with all the requirements above, he or she will obtain a Full Privilege Florida Drivers License. This License will be valid for 8 years and it will expire on the driver's birthday.

Holders of a License from another country outside the US.

If you are coming from another country, and need to obtain the Florida Drivers license, you will have to follow a similar process to the one followed for a new Driver's license. There are some exceptions if you are coming from Canada or Germany, (in which case you will only be required to take a driving and Knowledge test), France, South Korea and Taiwan.

To apply for the Florida driver’s license, the driver has to make an appointment to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHMSV), where the officer will ask you to present all the required documentation. The driver will have to pass a vision and hearing examination. If required he or she will have to take the Knowledge and Driving test. After this, the last step will be to pay the fee, take the Picture for the new license and surrender the out of state license he or she owns (If required).



FL DMV offices in Sumter

220 E. McCollum Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


33513


(352) 569-6740

215 E McCollum Ave


Bushnell Clerk of the Court Office


33513


(352) 569-6810

7375 Powell Road


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


34785


(352) 689-4540

1720 N. Citrus Blvd.


Leesburg Motor Vehicle & Driver License Office


34748


(352) 343-9602

8033 East County Road 466, Suite B


Driver License Office & Motor Vehicle Services


32162


(352) 689-4645

110 N. Apopka Ave,, Room #101


Inverness Clerk of the Court Office


34450


(352) 341-6424

210 N. Apopka Ave.


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


34450


(352) 341-6500

918 Avenida Central


Motor Vehicle Services


32159


(352) 343-9602

20 N. Main St., Room 112


Motor Vehicle Services


34601


(352) 754-4180

11319 Ponce de Leon


Driver License Office


34601


(352) 754-4230

17860 S.E. 109th Ave.,, Suite 602


Driver License & Motor Vehicle Services


34491


(352) 368-8200

194 North Hwy 27 Suite A


Motor Vehicle Office


34711


(352) 343-9602

14236 Sixth Street, Rm 100


Driver License & Vehicle Services


33523


(352) 521-4360

550 W. Main Street


Tavares Clerk of the Court Office


32778


(352) 742-4133

15733 Dora Ave.


Motor Vehicle Services


32726


(352) 343-9602




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