Getting Your Driver's License
Complete the classroom course, behind-the-wheel training, and road test.
Ages 16 to 17 Road Test Qualifications:
- Must have a valid permit for a minimum of 6 months
- Must have completed 32 hours of classroom and 14 hours of behind-the-wheel
- Must have logged a minimum of 30 hours of practice driving
- Must have a DE-964 (Commercial Driving School) or PTDE-964 (Parent Taught) certificate to upload and bring with you.
- Must watch a two-hour video: Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD), after you complete your course work but within 90 days of the driving test date. After watching the ITTD, you need to print a certificate of completion, submit the certificate to our driving school, and bring a copy.
Ages 18 to Adult Road Test Qualifications:
- Must have a valid Texas permit
- Must have completed 6 hours of classroom (ages 18-24) and have an ADE-1317 (Adult Driver Education Course) completion certificate.
- Watch a 1-hour video: Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) within 90 days of the driving test date. After watching the ITTD, you need to print a certificate of completion, submit the certificate to our driving school, and bring a copy.
After completing the road test, you will be given a sealed envelope to take to the DPS to get your driver's license. If you fail the test, you must wait 24 hours before rescheduling your next test. There will be no additional charge to retest.
Graduated Driver's License (GDL) Program
Improve your driving skills over time in lower-risk environments.
Phase One (Learner License or Permit): Individuals under 18 must hold a valid learner license or a minor restricted driver's license for at least six months before issuing a provisional Class A, B, or C driver's license. Under the GDL program, there is no minimum time a person must hold a restricted motorcycle or moped license before he/she can apply for a Class M license. Individuals transferring/presenting a valid out-of-state learner license but unable to provide proof of successfully completing a teen driver education course will be issued a Texas learner license. This Texas learner license must be held for six months or until age 18, whichever comes first, regardless of the previous time a learner's license was held in another state. If a learner's license is suspended during Phase One, the initial six-month period increases by the number of days of the suspension because the license is invalid. NOTE: Phase One does not apply to Class M or MRDL holders.
Phase Two (Provisional License): Individuals who have held a valid learner license or hardship license for a minimum of six months, reached the age of 16, and completed both the classroom and behind-the-wheel portions of driver education are eligible to take the driving test for their provisional license and "graduate" to Phase Two of the Graduated Driver License Program. Upon passing the driving test, the minor may be issued a provisional license. These individuals may not drive a motor vehicle with more than one passenger in the vehicle under the age of 21 who is not a family member or between midnight and 5:00 a.m. unless the operation of the vehicle is necessary for the driver to work, to attend or participate in a school-related activity, or due to a medical emergency. Individuals under 18 are restricted from using a wireless communication device, including a hands-free device, until they reach the age of 18, except in the case of an emergency.