Getting Your License

How do I get my license?

As an adult 18 years old or older, you can get your Florida license right after you’ve completed the four-hour Aceable TLSAE course and we’ve sent your completion information to the Florida DMV. You’ll need to do the vision test, the hearing test, the written knowledge exam, and the driving skills test at the Driver License Office.

For teens under 18 years old, you can get your license if:

  1. You’re at least 16 years old.
  2. You’ve completed the 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice (10 of which must be at night).
  3. You’ve held your permit for at least 12 months without any convictions.

To learn more about what you need to bring with you, click here. Aceable has also created this checklist to help you prepare for your driving skills test.

To schedule your driving test, click here. Please note that the DMV can book up very quickly, especially during high-volume seasons like the summer and during spring break. You should schedule your driving test as far in advance as possible.

After you finish your driving skills test, the Driver License Office examiner will explain any mistakes you may have made. If you fail, you’ll be asked to study or practice before returning for a retake. You can retake the test the next day, but it does cost $20 for each retake.

Florida driving hours are based on age:

  • 16 years old: 6am to 11pm
  • 17 years old: 5am to 1am
  • 18 years old and up: no restrictions

What do I bring to the DMV for my license?

  • Proof of Identification
    • Birth certificate (or a certified copy issued by state you were born in) or United States Passport
  • Proof of Social Security Number
    • Original social security card or your W-2 showing your SSN
  • Proof of Residential Address
    • Home utility bill, cable bill, home telephone bill, etc.
  • Non-US Citizens must present proof of legal presence
  • Parental Consent Form – You’ll only need this form if you’re a teen under 18 years old. You can print this out here.
    • If you’re under 18 years old and are unmarried, one parent or legal guardian must sign your license application. Stepparents may not sign unless they have legally adopted you. You must sign this at the DMV.
  • Other
    • A vehicle for the driving test- You have to be accompanied by a licensed driver if you don’t have a valid license. If you need an interpreter, you can bring one for the test, but there can be no other passengers in the car.
    • Adults- $48 licensing fee (if you are a teen under 18 years old, you already paid this fee when you applied for your permit).
    • Teens under 18 years old- your Florida permit

For a more personalized checklist, check our Florida DMV’s resource: GatherGoGet.com

How do I schedule my driving test?

To schedule your driving test, click here. Please note that the DMV can book up very quickly, especially during high-volume seasons like the summer and during spring break. You should schedule your driving test as far in advance as possible.

What if I fail my driving test?

If you fail, you’ll be asked to study or practice before returning for a retake. You can retake the test the next day, but it does cost $20 for each retake.

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