Unlicensed drivers under the age of 18 now have the option of taking their Driver's Permit Test via the Internet. The flexibility and convenience of this online option means you can skip the congestion, long lines, and waiting at your local DHSMV office. Instead, you'll be able to relax and pass the test from the comfort of your own home.
Be sure to check out our helpful Florida Driver Licensing Checklist for a simple overview of the licensing procedures so you'll understand the roadmap.Here's How It Works
By DHSMV regulation, a parent must be present during the testing session. Before you access the test, your parent will be asked to provide certain identifying information and to certify statements that attest that they've monitored your test session.
Each driver's permit test (Class E Knowledge Test) consists of 50 multiple-choice subject matter questions (questions related to driving and traffic). Periodically throughout the test, you will also be asked to respond to personal identity validation questions. If you answer a personal identity validation question incorrectly (the answer does not match the answer given to that question during your registration process), you will be asked a different question; a second incorrect answer will result in the termination of your testing session (a "failure" of the test). You are allotted a total of 60 minutes to complete each attempt at the test.
You are required to correctly answer at least 40 (80%) of the subject matter questions in order to pass the test.
You are allowed three opportunities to pass the test in the online format. If you fail your first or second attempt at the test, you may attempt the test again, but will be required to pay a DHSMV-assessed retesting fee of $20 for your second and third attempts. If you fail your third attempt at an online test, you will have to go to your local DHSMV or tax collector office where you must take a paper-based version of the test; the online testing option will no longer be available to you.
Your test scores are electronically reported to the DHSMV and, like your TLSAE completion, will be available to DHSMV staff when you go to your local office to get your permit.
This low-cost service is just $23.95, and this program is offered individually or as a part of several convenient packages that provide significant savings!
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