Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE)

The Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) seminar is required of any person who has never held a regular driver's license before they can apply for a driving permit in the state of Florida. We offer a choice of a 4-hour classroom course or a 4-hour Internet course. Both formats are easy to complete, and the informative materials will make you a safer and more aware driver. And our traffic-related jokes and trivia make it fun to learn about these serious subjects. (read more)

Florida Driver Licensing Checklist (print)

[✓] Age 14 ½ (minimum age for TLSAE)
Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course
Practice Permit Test (recommended!)
Driver's Permit Test Online
Age 15 (minimum age for learner's permit)
Go to your local DHSMV office to obtain learner's permit
• Persons with a learner's permit may only drive during daylight hours during the first three months, and until 10 p.m. thereafter, always with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old occupying the front passenger seat.
Behind-the-wheel driver training (optional)
Parent-teen practice driving
  • • at least 50 hours
  • • at least 10 of which must be at night
  • Teach Your Teen to Drive…and stay alive is a fun and highly effective guide that helps parents to structure practice driving time and teach their teen to drive.
Age 16 (minimum age for license)
Held a learner's permit for at least on year without any traffic convictions
Go to your local DHSMV office to take the driving skills test
Get intermediate license!!!
Online Driver's Permit Test

You'll love the ease and convenience of completing your driver's permit test online! There are no long lines and no waiting, making this a huge time saver. Plus, there's far less pressure taking a potentially nerve-racking test when you're not huddled in a crowd inside a congested government building. Instead, relax and pass the test from the comfort of your own home. You'll be licensed to drive in no time! (read more)