Driver Education Licensing Assistance Program (DELAP) Overview
Frequently Asked Questions
What does DELAP stand for?
DELAP is the acronym for Driver Education Licensing Assistance Program.
What is DELAP?
DELAP is driver education in the high school. Personnel that teach drivers education in the schools must be a DOE-certified teacher with a Driver Education endorsement. Each school participating in the DELAP program must be included in a public or private secondary education program, courses must follow the DOE curriculum framework and student performance standards must be approved by the local school board’s pupil progression plan.
How do I become an authorized DELAP Specialist?
Information on how to become a DELAP provider can be found here.
Can I be employed by two or more high schools/counties at the same time and still be DELAP authorized?
Yes, but you must submit a completed DELAP application and contract from each county of employment and it must be signed by the authorized DELAP administrator for each county.
I have a teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education (DOE). What other courses must I take to become a DELAP-authorized specialist?
Both a DOE teaching certificate and Driver Education endorsement on your teaching certificate are required.
What schools/colleges offer the classes required to receive a Driver Education endorsement?
Contact your local school board or DOE for instructions on obtaining a DOE certification and endorsements.
If a student has passed the Class E knowledge exam through a DELAP program, will they be required to take it again at a driver license or tax collector office?
Customers who have passed the class E knowledge or skills exam at a DELAP site may be randomly chosen for retest before license issuance for quality assurance purposes.
At what age can students take the class E knowledge exam in order to receive a learner’s license?
Customers may take the Class E knowledge exam at age 14 , but cannot obtain a learner’s license until their 15th birthday. The skills exam can be taken after the customer receives their learners’s license and while enrolled in the DELAP program; however, they cannot obtain their Class E License until they have had their license for a year and have a parent’s approval or upon their 18 birthday.
Do students enrolled in DELAP have to take the Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course before they take the class in school?
No, DOE-approved curriculum includes TLSAE material; therefore, the student is exempt from attending a TLSAE class.
Are driver education specialists permitted to read the class E knowledge exam aloud to students with learning disabilities or if English is their second language?
Driver education specialists are not authorized to conduct/administer oral examinations. However, the class E knowledge exam is administered electronically, and the system includes audio and is available in several different languages. If a student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or any other disability that requires a verbal exam, they may:
- Take the exam at a driver license or tax collector office via a verbal exam conducted by a DHSMV examiner or with an interpreter. PLEASE NOTE: There is a $6.25 surcharge for services rendered in Tax Collector offices. If a translator is required, it is the responsibility of the customer to find and procure the services needed.