Can I get my drivers license in Florida without getting a permit?

I m 19 years old and I never got a permit to drive with an adult. Do I still need a permit to get a license or can I just get tested to earn my license?

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To get a drivers license in any state at any age you have to either turn in a valid license from another state if you are a new resident, or take a driving test with an examiner. To drive on the the roads you need some type of license. A permit is a restricted license that allows you to drive only with another license driver in the vehicle front seat with you, and an examiner would satisfy that if you have a permit.

I've said all that so you will understand why the answer to your question is no.

You don't need to take a formal driver's ed class, and you don't have to wait for 6 months like the younger children do, but you STILL need a permit (AND a licensed ADULT in the car) to practice driving, AND you MUST have a valid permit in your pocket on the day you do your behind-the-wheel test for your license.

If you are 18 years or older, you are not required to retain a learners license but you still must complete the required course and tests before going in for a behind-the-wheel driving test.
If you are getting a drivers license for the first time and are 18 years or older, you must complete the four-hour Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA) course and the written DMV test on road signs and road rules. Both the DATA course and the written DMV test are available online from DMV approved schools.

Once you receive your Certificate of Completion for the DATA course and DMV test you then make an appointment with your local drivers license office to take the behind-the-wheel driving test.

Along with your Certificate of Completion you must bring two forms of identification to show proof of birth date and social security number to the drivers license office. The primary identification must be an original or certified birth certificate or social security card.

At the drivers license office you will also take a vision test, behind-the-wheel driving test, pay a driver license fee, and get your picture taken for an operator's license.

Nope. You need to pass the written test, and you need the permit in order to take the driving test.

You need to get the permit first. Even if you've learned how to drive illegally and have the skills to pass the test, you will not be able to take the road test without a permit because that's illegal - so just go get one already.

Nope. Nobody gets a licence without taking the written test first. The only thing being 19 does is remove the under-18 restrictions.

You need a permit.
You need to practice to pass the test