Drivers License for Out of State Drivers

How to get Your Florida Drivers License

By Florida law, If you have a drivers license from another state you need to obtain a Florida drivers license within 30 days of residency at a local DMV office.

ID requirements to obtain a Florida Drivers License are now more strict — read the ID Requirements. A valid drivers license from another US State may be exchanged for a Florida Drivers License.

If you have a current out-of-state drivers license your driving record will be checked. If you have outstanding citations or anything on your driving record that calls into question your driving ability then you may be required to take the written Florida DMV Test.

If your out of state Driving Record is clean then you will not be required to take any written test.

You will be required to take a vision test

If the examiner questions your ability to safely operate a vehicle you may be requested to take a written and/or driving test. It's best to call a local drivers license office with questions and/or make an appointment online.

If you have a vehicle, you will need to get Florida Auto Insurance and verify the VIN before registering the vehicle.

First Time Driver Requirements

If you have never had a drivers license you must complete: 1) Take the 4-hour Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness Course (DATA) which can be taken online starting at age 14 and up; and, 2) Take the DMV Test on Road Signs and Road Rules which can be completed online from ages 14 to 17. Starting at age 18 the DMV Test must be taken at your local DMV office.

DMV Written Test

The DMV written test is also available at your local drivers license office but to save time you can take it online after completing the DATA course. It is only available online for ages 14 to 17. .