The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles motto is: A Safer Florida. As a result, the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE), is a required prerequisite course for all new drivers in the state of Florida.   The required 4-hour course provides new drivers with the information they need in order to take the first step in getting a learners permit. 

You have to take the TLSAE course if:

  • You have never held a driver's license in any state or country 
  • If you're under 21 and your license gets suspended for a DUI

The Course - Approved By the Florida DHSMV

Lean In Learning’s TLSAE course has been approved by the Florida DHSMV and has seven chapters. Each chapter has interactive elements that make the course fun and easy to follow. The course has the following chapters:

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Chapter 1: Physiological Effects - how alcohol and drugs affect your body.

Chapter 2: Psychological Factors - how alcohol and drugs affect your mental wellbeing.

Chapter 3: Societal and Economic Costs - the impact and costs of alcohol and drug abuse.

Chapter 4: Alcohol/Drugs and Driving - explores the effects of alcohol and drugs on the driver of a motor vehicle.

Chapter 5: Florida Traffic Laws - an introduction to important rules of the road.

Chapter 6: Traffic Signs - reviews common road signs and line signals that you will see while driving.

Chapter 7: Vulnerable Road Users - discusses people that drivers need to be cautious of while driving (i.e. pedestrians).

The Lean In Learning Difference

Our course material is presented using fun and interactive methods that helps students learn and retain the information, while moving through the material faster than expected. Once a student has gone through the course material, there is a multiple choice exam. There are no limits on exam attempts.

Once you’ve completed the course and exam, we automatically notify the DHSMV that your drug and alcohol course requirements have been fulfilled. This satisfies your TLSAE requirement and makes you eligible to take the Florida Learner's Permit test.
We will also email you a copy of your TLSAE Certificate of Completion. Plus, once you pass the exam, you can share your big accomplishment on social media, letting all of your friends know that you are on your way to getting your Learner’s Permit. 

Florida Drug and Alcohol Test is also called…

The course has been called by different names, but it is all the same course:

  • Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE)
  • The 4 Hour Drug and Alcohol Test
  • Drug Alcohol Traffic Education (DATE Course)
  • Drug Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA Course)
  • First Time Driver Course
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