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Obtaining Drivers License

The following section provides information in order to obtain a driver's license from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

NOTE:  You will NOT be able to obtain a driver's license until you are fully registered in the SEVIS system this will take between 3 and 4 weeks after your first semester of classes.  

Step 1: Set an appointment at the following website.

Step 2: Review and take the following Needed Documents for Drivers License to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Step 3: Pay fee at DMV

Step 4: Take and pass a Class-E knowledge and driving test and exam?
  • This is reciprocated (waived) if you present a driver license from any of the following:
    • Canada*
    • France
    • Germany (Driving Exam only)
    • Republic of China (Taiwan)
    • South Korea
Step 5:  Take and pass a vision test

*Canadians can reciprocate examination requirements by surrendering their Canadian driver license; if not surrendered, Class E exams will be required. Licenses from other states or U.S. territories/ possessions must be surrendered when the Florida license is issued.

More Official Information can be found here
Use the Florida Official Driver's License Handbook to study for your exam