What you need to know about Licensing Requirements and more!
What type of license do you need & what are the exam requirements for each?
Non-Commercial Driver Licenses (Class E):
Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15-passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three-wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver license must obtain a Class E Drivers License.
Class E Exam Requirements – Minimum Age 16
- Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course (Drug & Alcohol Course, TLSAE, DATA, START)
- Knowledge Test (Theory Test, Road Rules, Road Signs, Permit Test)
- Skills Test (Driving Exam)
- Vision Test
- Hearing Test
Note: A new resident exchanging a valid out-of-state driver license for a Florida driver license will be required to pass the vision and hearing tests only. If you are under 18 and are not married, your license application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Step-parents may not sign for you unless they have legally adopted you.
Note: Teens applying for a Class E driver license will be required to:
- Hold learner’s license for 12 months;
- Not incur any traffic convictions;
- Be certified by a parent or guardian to have at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training, with at least 10 driving hours conducted at night.
Teens issued a traffic citation can elect to attend a traffic driving school to avoid a conviction.
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