The Road to a Driver Permit: I Finished My Drug & Alcohol Course – Now What?

Final2Summertime is the perfect time to get down to the business of getting your learner’s license. What could be than going to the beach in the Florida sunshine? DRIVING to the beach in the Florida sunshine! If you’re ready to get started, make sure you have everything covered. Do you know the process?

First up – The mandatory Drug & Alcohol Course!

Florida requires all teens to complete a Drug and Alcohol course (TLSAE course) and a learner’s permit exam before getting a learners license. The TLSAE course is always available online, 24/7, at gdlinstitute.org. Don’t worry – It’s fun, it’s convenient, and it will only take about four hours to complete. That’s just one afternoon of learning – or you can split it up if you’d prefer. The course saves your progress as you go, so you can finish in small pieces. Once you’ve passed your course, you’re well on your way. Next up, your permit exam!

So what’s on the exam? Where do I take it?

The official permit exam includes 50 multiple choice questions about traffic laws and signs. To pass, you must answer at least 40 of the questions correctly (80%). GDL Institute offers both the TLSAE course and the learners permit exam online. With this option, it is easy to take the training and test in your own home – low stress, on your schedule, and no waiting in line.

The DMV is the next stop –What can I expect?

After completing and passing the permit exam, you’ll have to make a visit to the DMV. Come prepared! Save time – you can make an appointment with your local Florida DHSMV office by visiting their website and registering. At your appointment, you will be required to take a vision test and a hearing test. How’s your vision? To pass, you must have 20/40 (or better) vision in each and both eyes, with or without corrective lenses.

Don’t forget to bring the appropriate documents for identification with you. The list of approved documents may be found at the Gather Go Get site.

Learner’s License Time! What should I know?

You did it! Once you’ve completed the process, you’ll have a learner’s license of your own and can begin practicing behind the wheel. Remember, you will not be able to drive alone, on your own yet. With a learner’s license, you can only drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger seat AT ALL TIMES. This is your chance to practice and build your driving skills. Congratulations!

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