Course Information

Welcome to the D.A.T.E. Online Course

The D.A.T.E. Online Course satisfies Florida's traffic law and substance abuse education course requirements for first-time license applicants.

The online course requires a total of four hours of course time. At the end of four hours a 40 question multiple choice test must be passed to complete the course and allow your completion information to be transmitted electronically to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You must answer 32 of the 40 questions correctly to pass the exam.

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 in this link -

Once you register you will have 90 days to complete the course. You may take the course at any time of day and pause or exit the course at any time. If you exit the course or have your Internet connection disrupted your total time spent at that point is recorded. You may re-enter the course by logging back in and starting with the next available course section where you exited.

Steps to complete the D.A.T.E. Course:
  1. Click Here to register and pay the course fee.
  2. After you register, log in and look for your My Courses area. Or if you hadn't paid yet, look for the Buy a Course area.
  3. Complete the four hours of course material
  4. Pass the final exam
    Answer 32 of 40 questions correctly - your information will be transmitted to the state.
  5. Drive safely
About The Online Course

The course is divided into three sections.

Session One
Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Their Effects…

Focuses on how alcohol, tobacco and other drugs affect your body and may influence your quality of life.

Session Two
Alcohol Impairment, Traffic Safety and the DUI Laws…

Discusses the impact of alcohol and drugs on your ability to drive and the numerous consequences for doing so.

Session Three
Traffic Laws and Responsible Driving…

Concentrates on specific rules and skills. You are encouraged to drive defensively and responsibly by using good judgment behind the wheel.

Required Identification to Bring when Applying for your License

Click Here to review the documents that you will need to bring with you when you go to the DMV. Use the list as needed for further resources and information. When you're ready to get your license, make an appointment with the Florida DHSMV's Online Appointment Service.

Have you Completed your Florida Road Rules and Road Signs Exams yet?

Please follow the link below for the list of vendors offering the Knowledge exam:

For study along the way, checkout Florida's Driver Handbooks in English or in Spanish or in Haitian Creole.