Table of Contents
- Learners Permit Requirements
- Day-of-Test Requirements, Driver’s Test Checklist
- Florida Driver’s Handbook
- Driver’s Test Centers in Counties Served by Cantor’s Driving School
- Cantor’s Memberships and Partners
- Cantor’s Useful Links and Resources
Florida Learners Permit Restrictions and Requirements
Information about Florida Licensing Requirements for Learners Permits and Graduated Driver Licensing is available from this page on the Florida DHSMV website.
Day-of-Test Requirements for Florida Driving Test
Don’t fail your test before you even start driving. Make sure you are prepared before you arrive to take your driver’s license test. There are different requirements depending on your age and who accompanies you to the test.
The first thing to check is your learners permit to see if it has the gold star (as shown above the arrow on this sample driver license). That star indicates that all your identification information is on file with the Florida DHSMV. If your learners permit has the gold star, you are not required to bring your birth certificate/passport, social security proof, or proof of residential address unless you are changing the address from what is shown on the permit. For more information about this, check Florida’s documentation requirements for residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification card.
For Palm Beach County residents, there is also a $6.75 fee to take the driver test that must be paid by the driver being tested.
|Under 18, With Cantor’s Instructor||Under 18, With Parent|
|If you are under 18 years old and are accompanied to your test with a Cantor’s Driving School Instructor, you must bring the following:
||If you are under 18 years old and are accompanied to your test with your Parent/Guaridan, you must bring the following:
|Over 18, With Cantor’s Instructor||Over 18, With Other Adult|
|If you are over 18 years old, you must bring all of the above items except the Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor.||If you are over 18 years old, you must bring all of the above items except the Certification of Driving Experience of a Minor.|
The Florida DHSMV website provides a similar list of requirements and also offers information about Florida’s documentation requirements for residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification card to assist you in creating your checklist of required information.
Vehicle Requirements for Driving Test
If using Cantor’s Driving School Day-of-Test Service, you have no worries about the vehicle. If you are taking your test on your own, you must provide a vehicle for the driving test. The vehicle must:
- Have a valid license plate
- Have a valid vehicle registration
- Have proof of valid Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage Liability Insurance
- Pass a vehicle safety inspection
- Have operable seat belts
Driving Test – Customer Information Sheet – Critical Information!
View/download this Customer Information Sheet (PDF). This is provided to you on the day of your driving test, but you can review it in advance to make sure you are prepared. This is IMPORTANT! This is what you will be tested on.
Driving Test – Parking Question Tip
During every driving test, the examiner will ask questions related to parking your car on a hill. Study the section 5.31.1 about parking on hills in the Florida Driver Handbook onlineand this diagram. This is IMPORTANT and you will be asked about this!
5.31.1 – Parking on Hills
When parking on hills:
- Turn your wheels so that if your car starts to move, it will roll away from traffic or into the curb. Study the diagram provided.
- Set the parking brake.
- Place automatic gear shift in park. Shift manual gears to reverse (downhill) or first (uphill).
- Turn vehicle off.
Driver’s Test Centers
Broward County DHSMV Offices List
Palm Beach County DHSMV Offices List
Miami-Dade County DHSMV Offices List
Martin County DHSMV Offices List
St Lucie County DHSMV Offices List
Indian River County DHSMV Offices List
Florida Driver Handbook
Cantor’s Memberships & Partners
Cantor’s Driving School is a Member of the Driving School Association of the Americas, Inc.
Cantor’s Useful Links & Resources
- Driver License Check
- Online Insurance Update
- Driving School Eligibility Check
- Social Security Number Update
- Parental Access to Minor’s Driving History
Florida Teen Driving Laws, Insurance Requirements and Drivers License
Florida Drunk Driving Fines and Penalties
Find Your Teen a Safe Car
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration