FLVS Offering Free Driver Education Permit Exam

This article was written and published by a Florida Virtual School student for the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

Driver EdFlorida Virtual School students will now be able to take the Florida learner’s license exam for free online after completing the Driver Education/Traffic Safety course!

FLVS has partnered with DriversEd.com to grant students a waiver for one free permit exam, worth $24.95, along with 50 practice exams.

Additionally, the course, which is also free, fulfills the state’s Traffic Laws and Substance Abuse Education four-hour course requirement, awards high school students a half credit elective, provides possibility for insurance discounts, and offers “behind the wheel training” for Orange and Polk county residents.

To qualify, students must be at least 14 and one-half years old to take the course and 15 years old to take the exam, and successfully complete the course by receiving a passing grade.

After passing the online exam, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will be notified. To obtain their permit, the student must then visit their local DHSMV office.

The organization created Gather Go Get which compiles a checklist of the documents students will need to obtain their permit.

This post was written by Florida Virtual School student Lauren Mackey and originally published by the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click. 

24 comments on “FLVS Offering Free Driver Education Permit Exam

  1. cassandra Virgo

    My son completed the FLVS drivers Ed course with a final grade of A. He completed the course during the 2017-2018 school year. How does he get to take the free online permit test?

    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      The average pace chart follows a 6-week schedule, but students can complete the work faster or slower following a schedule that works for them!

      1. tina neace

        So 6 weeks. The other online courses which fulfil the same florida learner drivers requirements is only 4-8 hours. 4 hours for the drug portion and a few additional hours for the other. that is what I need to know… HOW MANY HOURS work is the FLVS? Not it will take as long as 6 weeks, if a kid sits in a weekend and does this course, how many hours will it take an A/B student to get thru it.
        Thank you

  2. Phara

    I toke the drivers ed class and I failed the permit online what should I do next, can I take the drivers ed class again and take the permit test again online

  3. Viviana

    I finished the class about 6 months ago. I am ready to take my permit test, but when i filled out all my information it said “Florida tests are not available”. I was wondering If that’s because i took so long to take the test

    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      After taking Driver’s Ed with FLVS, you’ll take the Class E Knowledge Exam (available through DriversEd.com or your local DHSMV office) to get your permit. 🙂

  4. Judy Blanton

    I called the FDMV AND THEY said there was a $54 fee for my daughter to get her learners permit even though she took drivers ed on FLVS.

  5. Kelly

    I was wondering, what makes this course 6 weeks long? Im trying to figure out the best place to take the course and test but I don’t think I could do 6 weeks compared to 4 hours.

  6. Kaiss

    Can I start this course at any time of the year or does it have to be within the time period of school semesters. For example can I start December and finish January


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