Education & Courses

Driver Education Licensing Assistance Program (DELAP) Overview

Many driver education schools assist the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) in licensing new drivers. The Driver Education Licensing Assistance Program (DELAP) allows high school driver education programs to provide Class E driver license exam services to minors enrolled in these classes.

Only Department of Education (DOE)-approved driver education courses meeting the following requirements are permitted to participate in this program:

  • Instructional personnel must be DOE-certified teachers with a Driver Education endorsement;
  • Each school participating in the DELAP program must be included in a public or private secondary education program; and
  • Courses must follow the DOE curriculum framework and student performance standards approved by the local school board’s pupil progression plan. There are two driver education curriculum frameworks (listed below).
    • Driver Education/Traffic Safety—Classroom 1900300
    • Driver Education/Traffic Safety—Classroom and Laboratory 1900310

Students who complete their driver license exams through approved DELAP courses in public or private schools will have their results entered into the DHSMV’s records systematically or by their driver education teacher. Exam results will be used for the issuance of a learner’s or Class E driver license. However, the DHSMV or tax collector licensing agent may test any student on a random basis before issuing a driver license.