Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE)

Learners permit

First time drivers in the state of Florida need to complete a 4-hour Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course, also known as the Drug and Alcohol course or DATA course, before applying for a Learner's Permit. This training covers how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive. You'll also learn about driving laws and responsibilities, safe driving techniques, and how to increase your awareness on the road.

FirstTimeDriver.com offers the Florida DHSMV-authorized TLSAE course 100% online to help you meet the drug and alcohol course requirement for your Learner's Permit.

For those who want to meet their permit requirements entirely online, you have the option to purchase a convenient course bundle that includes everything you need. Our bundle includes the TLSAE course, an online permit exam, and an exam prep course to help you pass the first time.

  • FL DHSMV-authorized
  • All course materials online
  • We'll automatically report your completion to the DHSMV
  • Meet your Learner's Permit course requirement!

If you are a minor driver whose license was suspended for driving under the influence, you can also take this course to fulfill your court-ordered TLSAE requirement. Upon completing the course, you can apply for a hardship license at the DHSMV.