Florida Drug and Alcohol Course - Chapter Overviews

Last updated: July 17th, 2018

Florida drug and alcohol course

Our drug and alcohol course meets the state requirements for any Florida teen or adult who wants to meet the requirements to get their learner's permit. We are approved by the FLHSMV and automatically submit your completion to the state. Download your certificate of completion immediately after you finish the course!

TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO GET YOUR LEARNER'S PERMIT:

  • Take the 4hr drug and alcohol course

AND

  • Take the learner's permit test (online or at the DMV)


Sneak peek

What is the course like & how does it work?

Our course is fully narrated, with fun activities and videos that make the process easy and enjoyable. Curious what you'll be learning about? Here are short summaries about each of the chapters!


Chapter 1: Drugs, Alcohol and Your Body

In this chapter, you will learn how alcohol and drugs enter and leave the body, as well as their short and long-term effects. We also compare different types of drugs, such as antihistamines, pain relievers, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, stimulants and narcotics. This chapter is all about understanding the impacts drug use can have on your your body, and therefore, your ability to perform different functions-- like driving.

Chapter 2: The Cost of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This chapter takes what you learn from the first chapter and expands on how negative choices you make in regard to alcohol and drugs can impact you on a social and financial level. You don't only have to worry about the short and long-term impacts of substances on your body, you also have to think about how it can lead you to alienate your friends and family, lose your job, make bad decisions (that can land you in jail), and more.

Chapter 3: Impaired Driving

By this point, you will be well aware of how drugs and alcohol impact you. This chapter explores just how these impairments prevent you from being safe in a vehicle. For example, judgement is altered, physical coordination and reaction time are reduced. If you're not at the top of your game when you're behind the wheel, then you're endangering yourself and everyone else.

Chapter 4: Florida Traffic Laws

This is the second portion of the course. Now that you've completed the drug and alcohol section of the class, the focus turns to traffic safety and road rules. This chapter covers the graduated licensing system (learner's permit, intermediate license and regular license), vehicle safety tips, information about signs and road markings, and more.

Chapter 5: Vulnerable Road Users

This chapter focuses on the road users that don't have much protection on the roads, bicyclists, motorcycles and pedestrians. These people are generally referred to as "vulnerable road users". To help make the roads a safer place, we discuss the dangers they face, as well as a variety of ways you can help keep them safe.

Chapter 6: Defensive Driving Skills

Defensive driving skills are extremely important, especially when you're a new driver. That's why we've put together tips and tricks you can use to keep yourself, your passengers, and other road users safe. Learn what to do around aggressive drivers. Get suggestions on how you can protect yourself from reckless drivers. Practice these skills, they may save your life one day.

Final Exam

The final exam is a 40 question multiple choice test. It sounds scary, but it isn't. Most of the questions are common sense. As long as you pay attention, you'll do fine. Plus, at the end of each chapter there is a review to help you. But really, our assessments are a breeze. Take a look at some questions that come straight from our test bank.