The Florida DMV Learners Permit Test
Before you can get your learner license, you need to pass the Florida permit test, also known as the Class E knowledge test. The purpose of this test is to make sure that you know Florida traffic laws and understand the signs, signals, and markings that you’ll encounter on the road.
Format of the Florida Permit Test
The Florida knowledge test has 50 multiple-choice questions. There are two parts to the test: road signs and road rules.
The road signs part has 10 questions, which require you to identify the signs by color and shape, or meaning. The road rules part has 40 questions about Florida traffic laws.
A passing score on the Florida learners permit test is 80%.
Studying for Your Permit Test
There are many different ways to prepare for your Florida learners permit test:
- Study the Florida Driver Handbook.
- Review your TLSAE Drug and Alcohol course (required for all first-time drivers in Florida).
- Take practice permit tests.
Taking the Permit Test
When you’re ready to take the Florida learners permit test, you have 2 options: in person or online.
You can take the test in person at any Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) office, or at a third-party tester that has been approved by the DHSMV.
If you are under 18, you’re eligible to take the permit test online with a DHSMV-approved third-party tester.
After You Pass the Test
If you take the test with a third-party tester, you’ll have to go to a Driver License Office to pick up your learner license after you pass.
When you apply for your learner license, you need to bring the following documents:
- Proof of identification, Social Security number, and residential address
- Parent/Guardian On-line Test Proctoring Form (if you’re under 18 and took the test online)
- Parental Consent Form / Minor Driver Applicant Form (if you’re under 18)
While you’re at the Driver License Office, you’ll also have to pass a vision test and hearing test, pay a license issuance fee.