The State of Florida requires new drivers to take the TLSAE course to get a Learner's License or Class E License. If you have never obtained a driver's license in the past, you will be required to take this course. If you already have a driver's license from another state, there is no need to take the TLSAE course – the DHSMV will waive this requirement. However, you must have the old out-of-state license on hand to show proof. If you cannot provide evidence of an out-of-state driver's license, you will be forced to take the course.
Check out our Florida Requirements Guide for detailed information on how to get your driver's license.
You will also need to take the TLSAE course if you are under the age of 21 and received a notice of suspension for driving with a blood-alcohol level of .02 to .05. The FL DHSMV will require you to take this course to reinstate your driver's license.