Getting Your Permit

How do I get my permit with Aceable?

You can get your permit if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are at least 15 years old.
  • You have completed the four-hour TLSAE course.
  • You have completed and passed the written Knowledge Exam online with Aceable OR you have completed and passed the Knowledge Exam at your local DMV.

What do I need to bring to the DMV to get my permit?

  • 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 (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.
  • Parent Proctoring of Online Driver License Testing by a Minor (print this out here) – You only need this form if you are 14-17 years old and took the Knowledge Exam online with Aceable (for an additional purchase).
  • $48 licensing fee (covers both the permit and the license)

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

When do my 12 month permit period start?

The 12-month permit period starts on the day that you receive your permit at the DMV. When you have your permit, you are only allowed to drive if there is a licensed adult 21 years old or older with you in the car. There are no restrictions on what hours you may drive during the day or night, but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the late hours of the night.

When can I start driving with someone?

Once you have your permit, you can drive with your parents or any licensed adult 21 or older.

Can I drive alone with a permit?

No. Absolutely not! When you have your permit, you are only allowed to drive if there is a licensed adult 21 years old or older with you in the car. There are no restrictions on what hours you may drive during the day or night, but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the late hours of the night.

What happens if I get a moving violation while I have a permit?

Florida is pretty serious about being a responsible driver on the road. You can face some serious consequences if you have a moving traffic conviction.

  • If you receive a moving traffic conviction while you have a Learner’s License, the one year period you are required to hold your Learner’s License will be extended for one year from the date of the conviction or until you are 18 years old, whichever happens first.
  • If you receive 6 points on your driving record within a 12 month period, your driving privileges are automatically restricted to business purposes only for 12 months or until you are 18, whichever happens first. If you receive additional points during this restricted period, the restriction is extended 90 days for each additional point.
  • If you have a blood alcohol level of .02% or more (applies to those under age 21), an administrative suspension of six months will result.
  • If you are truant in your school attendance, your driving privilege is suspended until you provide proof you have attended school for 30 consecutive days.
  • If you are convicted for possession of tobacco or nicotine products (applies to those under age 18), your learner license is likely to be suspended.

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