OUT-OF-STATE/OUT-OF-COUNTRY DRIVER LICENSE


Out-of-State Driver license

Customers who hold a driver license from another state can have all written and skill exams reciprocated. Customers cannot hold a license or ID in two states at once; obtaining a Florida driver license will invalidate any other state driver license or ID. Motorcycle endorsements will reciprocate from out-of-state to Florida (except Alabama.) Standard document requirements must be met for all applicants, even if they hold an out-of-state driver license. Find more information on our document requirements page. Out-of-state CDL holders, please view our commercial driver license page for information on obtaining a CDL in the State of Florida.


Out-of-Country driver License

The exams that are reciprocated can vary depending on the country you are from. All out-of-country drivers that possess an out-of-country license can have the Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education course exempted. Standard document requirements must be met for all applicants, even if they hold an out-of-country license. Find more information on our document requirements page.


Canadian Driver License

Canadian citizens have the option of retaining their Canadian driver license in addition to a FL driver license. However, if you choose to retain your Canadian driver license you must pass the written and skills exams. If you choose to surrender your license, all exams will be reciprocated. View our first time drivers page for more information on testing requirements.

Canadian CDL holders can reciprocate CDL knowledge and skill test(s). View our commercial driver license page for more information on obtaining a CDL in the State of Florida.


Other Out-of-Country Licenses

If you are licensed in the following countries the exams listed may not be required. If the country you are licensed in is not listed below all exams are required.

Germany – Skill and motorcycle exam reciprocated
France – Skill, written, and motorcycle exam reciprocated
Republic of China (Taiwan) – Skill and written exam reciprocated
Republic of Korea (South Korea) – Skill and written exam reciprocated

If you need clarification on which exams would be necessary, please contact us online or call our office at 239.533.6000.