This information is a collection of answers to the most common questions people ask about the TLSAE Course.
The Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course (TLSAE), is a required prerequisite course in order to receive your first learner’s permit in the state of Florida. It is a state mandated 4-hours and teaches students about the effects of abusing drugs and alcohol and provides the fundamentals of safe driving.
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
The state of Florida requires that all new drivers take the TLSAE course before they can get their learners permit. New drivers are considered those who have never had a license in any state, country, or jurisdiction.
Also, you have to retake the TLSAE course if you are under 21 years old and receive a notice of suspension for driving with a BAL of .02 to .05. You must complete the course before a hardship license can be issued.
Big time. Our course has been 100% approved by the state of Florida DHSMV. But more importantly it has been approved by teens and parents like you!
Yes, as soon as you pass the exam we email you a copy of your certificate of completion. This is included in the upfront cost – we don’t like hidden fees and we know you don’t either.
Plus, once you have passed the test, we automatically let the DHSMV know you’ve completed your TLSAE requirements.
Yes. The drug and alcohol test is composed of 40 questions, and students have to get 80% to pass. The TLSAE course is a minimum of 4 hours (state mandated) before the test can be taken. Students have unlimited attempts at passing the test at no additional charge.
NOTE: this exam is NOT the DMV Written Knowledge Exam. They are two different exams. This exam is for the TLSAE only. Once the TLSAE exam is passed, Lean In Learning notifies the DMV on your behalf. An additional Knowledge exam is required to get your permit/license (this can be taken at the DMV).
After high fiving everyone around you, it’s time to take the next step to your driving freedom. Once you pass the TLSAE you will be eligible to take the Learner’s permit test which is based on the Florida handbook. Download it HERE and get studying!