Short "English Version":
A GDL (Graduated Driver Licensing) means that it takes time and effort to get a full license.
According to Florida's DMV (Licensing Requirements for Teens - Graduated Driver Licensing) page there are several steps involved.
To get your Permit:
Proof that you completed a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education course or a license from any state, country, or jurisdiction, and
Parental Consent Form, which must be signed in the presence of a driver license examiner or notarized if parent or guardian will not be present. If you are under 18 and are not married one parent or legal guardian must sign your license application. Step-parents may not sign unless they have legally adopted you.
Documents needed to establish your proof of identity, proof of social security number (if issued), and proof of residential address.
But wait that's not all!:
The you get to 'test'...
A Written Test covering the following areas:
Road Rules - 20 multiple choice questions about traffic laws - must have 15 correct answers to pass.
Road Signs - 20 multiple choice questions about road signs - must have 15 correct answers to pass.
Vision Test using an eye machine. To pass, you must have 20/40 (or better) vision in each and both eyes, with or without corrective lenses.
Make sure your teen studies the Florida Driver Handbook - most teens could pass the 'Signs' test - but how many know teens could answer "Who has the right-of-way in Florida?"
(The answer is no one! The law only says who must yield (give up) the right-of-way. Every driver, motorcyclist, moped rider, bicyclist and pedestrian must do everything possible to avoid a crash.)
When your teen successfully aquires their permit:
Only drive during daylight hours during the first three months and until 10 p.m. thereafter. Always with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger seat.
Then to finally recieve your Official Florida Class E Drivers License:
You are eligible one year after you recieve your permit (or turn 18) to return to the DMV with
A Florida Learner's License or a license from another jurisdiction.
Parent or guardian certification that you have at least 50 hours of behind the wheel driving experience, of which 10 hours must be at night.
THEN you may take the DMV Driving Test!