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How to get a Hardship License

If you have a suspended license in the state of Florida, follow the steps below to obtain a hardship license - so you can drive legally while getting your license back.

1. Sign up for the online 12 hour traffic school (ADI) class. One you've paid, you will receive a letter of enrollment.

2. Go to the Clerk of Court and get a "30 day search" of your driving record. This takes just a few minutes and they will give you a letter that provides information about your driving record.

3. After you've received the Letter of Enrollment from our Traffic School and a letter from the Clerk, you can go to the DMV and apply for a hardship license with a Hearing Officer. Later, you'll still need to complete our 12 hour course within the deadline set by the DMV. If you are a "habitual offender" as indicated in the DMV Letter of Enrollment, you must complete the course before you can apply for the hardship license.

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Online Traffic School Benefits

  • Take the course online course from the convenience and privacy of your home or work - No Classroom Necessary
  • Simple to use, no computer experience needed
  • Unlimited log-ins and log-outs so you can complete the course at your convenience - in your spare time
  • Get the certificate you need to get your full license back via email.

The Rules
The steps above are for drivers that have had their license suspended in the state of Florida for points, as a habitual traffic offender (non-DUI related), or by court order. Some violations are not eligible for a hardship license:

Suspended license for being incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely
Suspension is for one year. You are not eligible for a hardship license.

Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Suspension is for 180 days - 1 year. DUI School completion and treatment, if referred, is required. You then can apply for a hardship license in any Administrative Reviews Office where you live.

Traffic School Testimonials

12 Hour Traffic School TestimonialThe course's user-friendliness made the ordeal almost a pleasure. By taking the sections individually over a series of days, I found myself more aware of my driving each new day, and now notice a marked improvement in my general attitude when I'm on the road. R.B. Ft. Myers


Hardship License Testimonial I was able to complete it during lunch and breaks at work... Thanks a bunch!
B.W. St. Petersburg

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