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Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge

The Orange County Sheriff's Office recognizes the importance of driver safety, especially for young drivers. We are pleased to partner with the Florida Sheriff's Association to offer the Teen Driver Challenge to young drivers in Central Florida.

Course Overview

This 8-hour defensive driving course will provide teen drivers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce the chances of being involved in a crash. The course is open to drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 that have held a valid Learner's Permit or Florida Operators License for at least six months. All drivers must provide their own vehicles.


Classroom Instruction

Students will cover the following topics in a classroom setting:

  • Teen crash facts
  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Using your senses
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Safe driving habits
  • Alcohol and driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving Exercises

Practical Instruction

Students will participate in a driving class that covers the following driving skills:

  • Figure 8
  • Threshold/Emergency braking
  • Backing
  • Cornering
  • Forward serpentine
  • Reverse serpentine
  • Off-road recovery
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Skid recovery

Class Dates

Monday January 8, 2024
Session: 8 AM - 5 PM

Friday March 15, 2024
Session: 8 AM - 5 PM

Friday July 26, 2024
Session: 8 AM - 5 PM

Monday August 5, 2024
Session: 8 AM - 5 PM


How to Register

Submissions of interest for Teen Driver classes opens 45 days prior to the first listed class date and each session closes 25 days prior to the start of the session. Each class can accept a total of 12 students. A submission of interest does not automatically register the candidate.

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Upon submission of interest online, OCSO staff will review your submission and accepted candidates will be e-mailed a registration packet. No seat will be reserved without a completed registration packet (includes a copy of the vehicle registration, insurance, and driver's license and signed and notarized waiver and liability forms). Due to the demand of this course we do require a $50 refundable deposit to hold a seat for the class. The participant will then return the completed forms along with a $50 deposit. Only those with completed packets will be placed on the list. Please note that your seat in the class will not be confirmed until the forms are returned to OCSO. Deposit checks are returned during the classroom portion of the course.  If your student does not attend, the check will become a donation to provide materials for future classes.


If you have further questions about registration or the Teen Driver program, please contact the OCSO LEVO Unit at [email protected].