In Florida, professional behind-the-wheel driver training is not required to get your license, but can still be a great option to help you learn to drive safely and defensively. The Florida DHSMV maintains a list of approved commercial driving schools providing behind-the-wheel training.

If you choose not to take a professional driver training course, your parent or guardian can teach you to drive! You can learn and practice while accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old, and is seated in the front passenger seat.

Remember, you’ll need to complete a total of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience, at least 10 of which must be completed at night. Your parent or guardian will need to certify that you have completed the required hours.