Currently, Florida Statute 322.095 requires first time driver license
applicants to complete an approved Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course, or complete a
Department of Education approved driver education course before issuance of a driver license by the Division of
The Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course focuses on traffic education, substance abuse education, and DUI laws. Applicants applying for their restricted or operator’s driver license must complete this class prior to receiving their license. Safety First Traffic School offers the course online in English or Spanish. To register for the first time driver license course online
After registering, completing the course and passing the final exam, your completion will be transmitted electronically to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, due to the fact that the Department no longer accepts paper certificates. After passing your final exam, please click on the following link to verify that your completion was successfully transmitted to the drivers license office. Enter only your date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number.
New Office Hours
Effective January 1, 2019 the Tampa Office will be open 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday. The Brandon Office will be open 9:00am-4:00pm *closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch* on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.