Driver's Education Program
The purpose of the Escambia County School District Driver's Education Program is to teach the teens of our county how to be safe and efficient drivers. Once a student completes this course, he/she should be ready to pass the required drug and alcohol exam, road rules exam, behind-the-wheel driving test and earn his/her Class E Driver's License.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is the fee for a permit? The permit costs $54.25. If your student did not pass the test in school, the first re-test at the DMV office will cost $6.25. Every re-test after that is $16.25.
- Do I need an appointment? Yes, The Tax Collector's Office requires an appointment.
- Does my parent have to go with me to the DMV? Yes
- Can exchange students apply for a learner's permit? Exchange students should bring all papers (passport, green card, etc.)
- What tests are required to obtain a Florida's learner's permit? Students must pass vision tests, written road signs and rules test, have a signed consent form from parent/guardian if under 18, complete traffic law and substance abuse education course, be in compliance with school attendance if under 18, have a parent present to provide 2 proofs of residency.
- I am 18 years old and applying for my first driver's license. What do I need to bring? First time drivers must have completed a state approved drug and alcohol traffic education course, and pass both road rules, road signs, and vision exams in a driver's license office. If the applicant also passes the road skills exam, he can be issued a regular operator's license without delay.
- I have my learner's permit. When can I take my driving test for an operator's license? Teen drivers must hold a learner's permit for one year or until their 18th birthday. They must have no moving traffic violation convictions 12 months from issuance date of learner's permit. A parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult over 21 years old must certify that the driver has 50 hours of driving experience, 10 of which must be at night. You may request a driver's skills test at your local DMV office.
- Can I make an appointment for my driving skills test? Yes. Road skills tests are conducted at the following offices: Escambia Tax Collector, 6451 W Street, Pensacola, FL/Santa Rosa Tax Office, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, FL.
- Can I take the written test and date test at school? Yes. If you have not passed the written test or taken it and are involved in a driver's education class at school. Your teacher is a trained 3rd party tester and can give not only the permit test but also the driving test to any student he feels is prepared. He is not required to test all students.