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Florida Drivers License - Road to License
Many teens are eager to drive as soon as they can, but the State of Florida sets out a very definite sequence of tests and qualifications which must be met before they can obtain a full privilege license.
Florida Driver's License - What You Need
Following are the steps you need to take to get licensed in Florida:
- Complete an approved Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course.
- Apply for your learners permit. Be sure to bring the following with you to the DHSMV office (you will also need to pass a standard vision test):
- Proof of completion of a TLSAE program.
- Proof of identity. Acceptable documents include:
- Certified United States birth certificate
- Valid United States passport
- Consular report of birth abroad
- Certificate of naturalization (Form N-550 or Form N-570)
- Certificate of citizenship (Form N560 or Form M-561)
- Proof of Social Security Number. Acceptable documents include.
- Social Security card
- W-2 form (can’t be handwritten)
- Pay check/stub
- Any 1099 (can’t be handwritten)
- Proof of residential address.
- A statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person that the teen lives with regarding their residence and two proofs of residential address. Acceptable documents include:
- Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement
- Florida Voter Registration Card
- Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
- Florida Boat Registration or Title
- Utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application.
- An Automobile Payment Booklet
- Selective Service Card
- Medical or health card with an address listed
- Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
- Current automobile insurance policy or bill
- An educational institution transcript form from the current school year
- Professional license that is issued by a government agency in the U.S. (can’t be expired)
- W-2 or 1099 forms
- Form DS2019 Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
- Utility bills that are not more than two months old
- Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies
- Completed parental consent form.