Commercial drivers in Florida risk having their licenses suspended, revoked, or canceled for specific traffic infractions. For most people, losing the ability to drive has several consequences. While a Florida hardship license does not reinstate full driving rights, it does provide some limits that may allow a qualified Florida driver to drive on a limited basis, such as to and from work. In most situations, you must provide proof of enrollment in a Florida Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) course while applying for a Florida hardship license. Typically, a printed enrollment letter serves as this proof of enrollment.

Your driving privileges can be restored with the help of our CDL academy in Orlando. You can learn how to take the necessary actions to regain your hardship license privilege for commercial driving here.

How Do I Receive My Florida Hardship License Privilege?

The steps below must be followed to submit your request for a Florida Hardship license formally:

  1. The Florida hardship license application form must be read, printed, and completed as the first step. This form outlines all that must be done and will be necessary at your hardship hearing (course requirements, fees, etc.).
  2. Enroll in our Commercial driving school‘s state-approved online Florida Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) course. As stated in the hardship application form, you must typically enroll in an ADI course. With the lowest pricing and a money-back guarantee, our CDL academy in Orlando offers this course entirely online. With our course, you can print and download proof of enrollment letter digitally for free, which you can then provide at your hearing. 
  3. Set a date for your hearing. You must schedule your hearing as soon as you are prepared by calling the Florida Bureau of Administrative Review location closest to you at the number listed on the hardship application form. Contact one of the other numbers listed on the form if you need help at one location. Because every person’s driving history is different, we advise you to call the Administrative Review office before your hearing if you have any questions about the conditions for your hearing and to make sure you have everything you need.
  4. The form states that you must be prepared to present your ADI enrollment letter (or a certificate from a DUI course, if that is what they want) during the hearing. Most hearings are in person, but some can be over the phone. Your application’s hearing officer will evaluate your facts and decide whether or not to grant you a Florida hardship license after studying it.

You must remember that even after receiving your Florida hardship license, you must finish the Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course you registered for. If the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has identified you as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO), you can enroll in our Commercial driving school’s ADI course and finish it before requesting a hardship license. After registering, you have just 90 days to complete the ADI course.