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Driver License & ID Cards in Florida
If you live in Florida, sooner or later you will need either a Drivers License or State Identification Card. The first time is always the most work and renewal is fairly easy.
Florida has specific rules regarding forms of identification so you will want to refer to our Acceptable Identification page while you are preparing. You will also want to make an Appointment so you don’t have to wait in line at the Driver License Office.
The procedures for getting your new license depends on you age and if you already have a license from another state. If this is your first license you must pass a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Course prior to receiving your Learner’s License. If you are under 18 you will receive a Teen Operators License which you must hold for 1 year with no traffic convictions before you are eligible for a Class E license.
If you already have a license from another state you will receive a Class E Operators Licenses.
To earn a Learners License you must be at least 15 years old, pass a written test, vision and hearing test, complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course and be in school. You can study for the written tests online with our Practice Tests and you can even take the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course online!
Florida also has a graduated driver licensing program for teens. You can learn the details in our Teen Driving section.
The non-commercial driver’s license in Florida is called a Class E Operators License and you can find out how to get yours in our New Drivers License section.
If you do not want a driver’s license but need a State Identification Card, check out our ID Cards page.
Regardless of which you have, a drivers license or ID card, renewing is easy since you can renew:
- By Mail
- By Telephone
- By Email
- At any Drivers License Office
Find out all the details in the Renew your License and Renew your ID sections.
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