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 FLHSMV 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.