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Florida Driver Handbook: Class E License

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Florida Driver Handbook: Class E License

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Table of Contents

3. Obtaining Your License/ID Card

3.2.1 - Original Issuance Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Pass vision and Class E Knowledge tests
  • Have the signature of one parent (or guardian) on the parent consent form, if under age 18
  • Completion of Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course. See sections 2.7 and 9.1
  • Primary Identification. See section 2.5. (If your name has changed you will need to provide approved documents establishing your new name. See section 3.9)
  • Proof of Social Security Number. See section 2.5
  • Must be in compliance with school attendance, if under 18
  • Provide two documents with their proof of address. See section 2.5

3.2.2 - Learner's to Class E

The following requirements must be met in order to obtain a regular Class E license:

  • Must hold the learner's license for 12 months or until the 18th birthday, whichever comes first
  • Must have NO moving traffic violation convictions 12 months from the issue date of the Learner's license. Or
  • May have one moving traffic violation conviction within 12 months from the issue date of the learner's license, if adjudication is withheld
  • A parent, legal guardian or responsible adult 21 years of age or older, must certify that the driver has had at least 50 hours of driving experience, of which 10 hours must be at night
  • Pass a driving test

3.2.3 - Reciprocating

The Class E Knowledge and driving (skills) exams are reciprocated if you present a driver license from any of the following:

  • United States
  • United States Territories, Possessions (including Panama Canal Zone if issued prior to January 1, 2000)
  • Canada*
  • France
  • Germany (reciprocate the skill exam only)
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • Taiwan
  • United States Military

* Reciprocation Options for Canadians
Canadian customers can reciprocate examination requirements by surrendering their Canadian driver license.
If the Canadian driver license is not surrendered, applicable examinations are required.