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Do I need to complete the permit exam if I am over 18?

Yes, you do.

I am over 18 but I don't know how to drive. Do I need a learner's permit to start driving?

Yes, you do.

How long is a driving lesson?

Our driving lessons are 90 minutes long.

Do I have to go to your office for my driving lessons?

If you are in our service area we'll pick you up & drop you off. If you live out of our service area you can come to us, or we would charge an additional fee depending on your location.

How many driving lessons do I need to learn how to drive?

Every person is different and not all of us have the same needs. However, and according to our experience, most kids between 15 to 20 years old are going to be ready to keep driving with their parents after 5 to 10 lessons. They will not be ready to drive alone safely with just a few hours driving, but most times, they will be ready to keep practicing with a family member in a safely manner.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles requires that any minor doing the driving test has driven 50 hours during the past 12 months, of which 10 hours were at night.

How do I get my learner's permit with Kelly's Driving School?

  • You have to be at least 15 years old.

  • If you are under 18, a legal guardian must come with you to sign a parent consent form.

  • Bring all documentation required.

  • Complete with us the Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course. 

  • Take our preparation class.

  • Pass your Class E Knowledge Exam or written test.

  • Go to the DMV with a legal guardian to pick up your permit.

​​How old do I have to be to get a driver's license in Florida?

  • For a learner's permit you have to be at least 15 years old.

  • For an Intermediate or Provisional license you have to be 16 to 17 years old.

  • For a Full Class E driver's license you have to be 18 years old.

What restrictions do I have with a learner's permit?

You can only drive during daytime hours for the first 3 months. After the first 3 months, you are allowed to drive until 10 p.m.  You just can drive with a licensed driver 21 years or older in the front passenger seat.

What restrictions do I have with a intermediate license?

  • If you are 16 years old, you may drive unsupervised between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.

  • If you are 17 years old, you may drive unsupervised between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Regardless of your age, you can drive at any time if you are driving from or to work, or if you are accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years or older in the front passenger seat.​

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How do I move from my learner's permit to my intermediate license?

  • You have to be at least 16 years old.

  • Have your Florida learner's permit for at least 1 year with no incidents.

  • Have completed 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction. At least 10 hours of instruction  must be at night.

  • Submit certification of 50 hours driving completion.

  • Pass a driving or road test.

When can I get my full unrestricted driver's license?

When you turn 18 years old.

I have a driver's license from a different state. What do I need to do?

Visit your local DMV to get your previous driver's license transferred to the State of Florida without having to take the written and driving test.

I have a driver's license from a different country. What do I need to do?

I Have a learner's permit from a different state. Can I get my driver's license in Florida?

Yes, you can if you are 18 or older, or if you  are a minor you must have been with your permit for a year or longer. You have to go to a DMV facility to take the driving test, and you also must bring all your original documents. 

I am older than 18, how do I get my Florida driver's license for the first time?

  • Complete the Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course. 

  • Bring all documentation required.

  • Pass a vision exam, hearing test and written test.

  • Pass the road test.

Do I have to take my written and road test at the DMV?

You may take both tests at the DMV facility or through a third-party vendor.

However, please be aware that you could be randomly selected by the DMV to repeat your test at the DMV Facility.

May I take my written and road test with you?

Yes, we offer the written test in our office and we can take you to the DMV to do your driving test, as long as you are ready and prepared to do so.

What do you teach in a driving lesson?

We teach basic and complex driving skills as well as the rules that you have to follow on the road:

  • Right and left turns

  • What to do in all kind of STOP signs

  • How to approach intersections

  • Speed control

  • Following distance

  • Right of way

  • Changing lanes

  • U-turns

  • Reversing

  • Parking

  • Local roads and Highways

  • Signals

  • Defensive driving

  • Mirrors & Blind Spot

What do I need to start my driving lessons?

You need to have your learner's permit.

What documents do I need to bring for my permit or license?

Where can I do my appointment with the DMV?

Click here to make your appointment with the DMV

Where can I download the Florida Driver License Handbook:

Click here to download the book in English

Click here to download the book in Spanish

Do you offer the 4-Hour first time driver or alcohol & drugs course in your office?

Yes, we do.

How can I book your services?

You can book some of our services online by clicking here or you can call us.​

For more information visit https://www.flhsmv.gov/

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Do not leave unattended or unsupervised children or pets in a vehicle.

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