Florida Learner's Permit Checklist

Once you have completed your drivers education course, you will be ready to apply for your Florida learner’s permit.

Applying for a Florida Learners Permit

You will also need to submit a signed parental consent form, proof of identity, proof of social security number (if issued), and proof of state residency.

You are required to take:

  • A Written Test (help with passing your DMV test)
  • Vision Test
  • Hearing Test

With your FL Driving Permit, you may only drive during daylight hours during the first three months. After the first three months, you can only drive until 10 p.m.

Note: You must always be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old in the front passenger seat.

Primary Identification

  • Certified United States birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia
  • Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Naturalization, Form N-550 or Form N-570
  • Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561

Proof of Social Security Number

  • Social Security card (must be an original and state current full name)
  • W-2 form
  • Pay check/stub
  • SSA-1099
  • Any 1099

Examples of Proof of Residential Address
You will need to bring TWO different documents from the following list showing your residential address:

  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration or Title (Print a duplicate registration at www.gorenew.com)
  • Florida Boat Registration or Title (if living on a boat/houseboat) (Print a duplicate registration at www.gorenew.com)
  • Two proofs of residential address from applicant's parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, along with (see next)
  • A statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, combined with two proofs of their residential address (see above)
  • A utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application
  • Automobile Payment Booklet
  • Selective Service Card
  • Medical or health card with address listed
  • Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • Educational institution transcript forms for the current school year
  • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
  • W-2 form or 1099 form
  • Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
  • A letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or a half-way house verifying that they receive mail for the customer. The letter must be accompanied by the Certification of Address Form (see next)
  • Certification of Address Form combined with a letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or a half-way house (see above)
  • Utility bills, not more than two months old
  • Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old
  • Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies (including city and county agencies)
  • Transients – Sexual Offender/Predator/Career Offender: - FDLE Registration form

 Find out about drivers education in Florida here.