Florida Drivers License Tests

Anyone - regardless of age - getting their first drivers license in Florida is known as a first time driver. Many first time drivers are teenagers getting their learners permit but many are adults getting their first drivers license. All first time drivers are required to complete a traffic law substance abuse education course - these courses are commonly known as DATA, TLSAE, or First Time Driver.

DATA = Drugs, Alcohol, Traffic Awareness
TLSAE = Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education

Regardless of the name, completing one of these courses is the first step toward getting a Florida Drivers License. Once a DATA course is completed the second step is to complete the DMV Test.

Vision, hearing, road signs, and road rules tests

The road signs and road rules tests are commonly known as the DMV test. In June of 2004 the Florida DMV approved certain education providers in Florida to provide the DMV test online but only to drivers under 18..

Class E Operators License (for drivers operating a personal vehicle)

Vision, hearing, road signs, and road rules tests, and driving test

Class D Operators License - Anyone who operates a truck or truck tractor that weighs 8,000 pounds

vision, hearing, road signs, and road rules tests, and driving test (driving test not required if you hold a valid Florida Class E operators license

Drivers License Testing

The drivers license test is given to determine the following:

Vision Test

If you wear glasses or contact lenses to pass the vision test you will be required to wear them when driving. This will be indicated on your license with restriction code A.

To pass the vision test you must have 20/40 vision or better in each and both eyes with our without corrective lenses.

If your vision is 20/200 in one eye, you must have 20/40 vision in the other eye with or without corrective lenses.

The DMV Test

The DMV test is 50 questions. Typically about 5 of the questions are on Road Signs and the other 45 questions are on Rules and Regulations of driving in Florida.

Answers are presented in a multiple choice format. You must answer 40 questions correct on the DMV test to pass.