Court-Ordered TLSAE for Drivers with a Suspended License
According to Florida law, drivers under 21 years old who are caught driving with a blood alcohol level between 0.02 and 0.05 will get their license suspended. It is possible to regain your driving privileges after this suspension, but you must first meet all the state requirements.
The first step is completing a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course. Florida courts require underaged drivers to complete TLSAE if their breathalyzer test results ranged from 0.02 to 0.05.
The four-hour TLSAE course provides a basic overview of Florida traffic laws and explains how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to drive. You can take the TLSAE course 100% online.
Once you successfully pass the TLSAE course and final exam, we will automatically report your course completion to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). You may need to meet other court requirements before the DHSMV reinstates your license.
Some drivers will qualify for a hardship license, which allows you to drive for work and business reasons while your driver's license is suspended.
How to Get Back on the Road Quickly
Drivers who complete the court-ordered TLSAE program can request to have their license reinstated early on hardship. A hardship license is a type of restricted license that allows drivers to travel only for business or employment purposes.
With a hardship license, you may be permitted to drive to and from work, school, church or doctor appointments. After you complete your TLSAE course, you can immediately contact the DHSMV to request a hardship license.
Depending on your situation, you may need to take additional steps before you can drive again. For example, underaged drivers who are caught driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 or higher may also need to complete a DUI program that includes a substance abuse evaluation.
Check with the Florida DHSMV to find out the specific steps you must take to get your driver's license reinstated.
The Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education program is a four-hour course that you can take 100% online. Our DHSMV-authorized TLSAE course includes seven timed modules and a 40-question final exam.
TLSAE covers a wide range of topics related to drugs, alcohol and Florida driving laws. The seven course modules include:
- Physiological Factors (Part 1)
- Physiological Factors (Part 2)
- Psychological Factors
- Societal and Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Effect of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse on the Driver of the Motor Vehicle
- Major Traffic Laws of Florida (Part 1)
- Major Traffic Laws of Florida (Part 2)
You are required to score at least 80% on the final exam to pass. Once you successfully pass your exam, we will automatically report your completion to the Florida DHSMV at no additional cost.