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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) offers training materials like the driver handbook to help you get a Florida driver's license.
Browse the Florida Driver's Handbook (REV 2015) here in either English, Spanish, or Creole.
The DMV handbook for drivers contains information to help you learn the rules and practices to safely operate a motor vehicle in Florida. Topics like:
Driving skills, including rules of the road, parking, and speed limits.
Traffic signals, road signs, and pavement markings.
Vehicle equipment requirements.
The Florida driving manual also explains the processes and rules for driver's licenses. Topics like:
How to apply for a Florida driver's license.
DMV point system.
How to obtain your FL driving record.
Insurance and accident reporting laws.
Driver's license suspensions.
The FL driver's manual is the basis for the written test you will take to get your learner's permit or driver's license.
Test questions will ask you about Florida road rules and regulations as well as driver's license regulations and other topics found in the driver's handbook.
Reading and studying the driver's manual is a good way to start preparing for your written test.
You can also test your knowledge using the sample questions in the manual.
Proof of Identification bring your birth certificate or United States Passport. If you do not have your original birth certificate (a copy is not acceptable) then you may bring a certified copy of your birth certificate issued by the state you were born in.
Proof of Social Security Number bring your original social security card or your W-2 showing your social security number.
Two proofs of Residential Address such as your home utility bill, cable bill, home telephone bill, etc.
Proof of Name Change if you have ever changed your name through marriage, divorce or court order.
Parent/Guardian On-line Test Proctoring Form which must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner or notarized if parent or guardian will not be present.
Parental Consent Form – Minor Driver Applicant Form. If you are under 18 and are not married one parent or legal guardian must sign your license application. Step-parents may not sign unless they have legally adopted you.
No additional certificates needed! Once you complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course through a registered provider your completion information is automatically submitted to our department and this information is available at all Driver License Offices! Paper certificates are no longer required at the driver license office.