How to Get a Drivers License

A Comprehensive Guide to Obtaining a Driver's License for Teens

Navigating the process of acquiring a driver's license for new drivers under 18 can be challenging. This guide provides an overview of the general requirements and steps involved in securing a driver's license.

Teenager hold her driver's license

Step 1: Complete a State-Approved Driver's Education Course

The first step for aspiring drivers under 18 is to complete an approved classroom or online driver's education course. These courses are designed to impart essential knowledge on traffic laws, road signs, and safe driving practices.

Step 2: Obtain and Maintain a Learner's Permit

Once the driver's education course is completed, new drivers must obtain a learner's permit. Typically, this requires passing a written test on traffic rules and regulations. Most states mandate that learners hold their permit for a minimum of 6 months before progressing to the next step.

Step 3: Complete Behind-the-Wheel Driver Training

After obtaining a learner's permit, new drivers must complete behind-the-wheel driver training. This hands-on experience allows learners to develop their driving skills under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Additional Resources: Consult Your State's DMV Website

It is essential to note that specific driver's license requirements and procedures may vary across states. For example, in Florida, students are required to not only take the online TLSAE course from an approved school like ours, but they will also need to take a Class E knowledge exam with another provider or at a local DHSMV office.

We highly recommend consulting your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website for accurate information tailored to your location.

By following these steps and staying informed about state-specific requirements, new drivers under 18 can successfully navigate the process of obtaining their driver's license.