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Table of Contents

  • After You Have Passed the Driving Exam (or Road Test)
  • Applying for Your Texas License
  • Preparing For Your TX Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Preparing For Your TX Permit Test
  • Renewing Your TX License
  • Taking Your TX Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your TX Permit Test
  • What If I Failed My Road Test?
  • What If I'm Moving to Texas or Just Visiting?
When should my teen get car insurance?

Your teen should be insured once they're licensed and begin driving on their own (i.e., without another supervising licensed driver). Teens with learner's permits don't yet require insurance while they're driving under the supervision of a licensed adult.

If I'm under 18, are there any limits to my driver's license?

If you have a learner's permit:

  • You may only drive while supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
  • You may NOT use any kind of wireless communications device, including hands-free devices, unless you need to call emergency services.
  • You must hold your TX permit for at least 6 months before applying for a provisional license.

If you have a provisional license:

  • You may not have more than 1 passenger under 21 years old in the vehicle who is NOT a member of your family.
  • You may not drive between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM, unless it's to and from work or school (or because of a medical emergency).
  • You still cannot use a cell phone or other wireless communications device while behind the wheel.

What happens after I pass my TX road test?

The examiner will issue a temporary license to use until your permanent photo card arrives in the mail. Keep this interim license with your permit at all times.

Once I have my permit, who can I drive with?

You may drive only when accompanied by a qualified supervising driver (at least 21 years old) sitting in the passenger seat.

Can I choose where I have my photo taken for my driver's license?

No, your photo will be taken at the DPS office where you apply.

Once I get my TX permit, what do I need to do before I can drive with my parents?

With your learner's permit in hand, you can immediately begin practicing your driving skills with your parent or supervising driver.

How To Get A Texas Driver’s License

Learning to drive is exciting, but it’s also a huge responsibility. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires potential drivers to complete training and demonstrate knowledge and skills behind the wheel before allowing them the privilege of driving with no restrictions. This is required for new drivers, or drivers whose out-of-state licenses have expired prior to moving to Texas.

The requirements to obtain a TX driver’s license will vary slightly based on whether you are a minor or adult, as well as whether you’re applying for a standard or a REAL ID.

Driver’s Education Requirements in Texas

Before you can take your road test, all new drivers under 25 years old must complete a driver education course, based on your age:

  • Under 18 years old: A traditional high school Driver’s Ed course or a parent-taught driver education (PTDE) course, AND the 2-hour Impact Teen Texas Drivers (ITTD) course.
  • 18 to 24 years old: A 6-hour adult driver education course, AND the 2-hour Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course.

You must be at least 14 years old to start your Driver’s Ed course. After passing your course, you’ll receive the Texas Driver Education Certificate (form DE-964 or DE-964E) to bring to the DPS for your learner license and/or driver license application.

If you’re under 18 years old, you’ll need to complete at least 32 hours of classroom instruction, plus 7 hours of in-car observation with your instructor and 7 additional hours of in-car driving instruction. Once you get your learner license, you’ll also need to complete 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice along with your 2-hour ITTD video course.

For drivers 18 to 24 years old, your 6-hour Driver’s Ed course can be completed either online or in a classroom. Your ITYD course will only be 1 hour of video lessons, instead of the 2 hours for the ITTD course.

For all new drivers, the Impact Texas Drivers course (either the ITTD or ITYD course, depending on your age) is a short video course that you must complete before taking your road test.

Getting a Texas Driver’s License—Teen Drivers

Before driving with a full, unrestricted license in Texas, applicants under 18 years old must first go through a phased licensing system known as graduated driver licensing (GDL). In this process, you’ll first:

  • Complete your driver’s education course
  • Apply for and practice with a learner license
  • Take a road test to get your provisional license
  • Earn your full driver’s license

Step 1—Getting Your TX Learner License

All new teen drivers in Texas must first obtain a learner’s permit—called a learner license in Texas—before qualifying for a full driver’s license. You must be at least 15 years old to get your permit.

Before applying, you’ll first need to have completed your required Driver’s Ed course hours, which you can start as early as 14 years old. If you’re doing a concurrent course, you’ll need to have the first 6 hours completed; if you’re doing a block course, all 32 hours of classroom instruction must be done. Your Driver’s Ed instructor will be able to guide you on which course method you’re completing.

Once you’ve received your completion certificate, head to your local DPS office and:

  • Submit proof of your:
  • Provide a completed Texas Driver License or Identification Card Application for minors (form DL-14B). Your parent/guardian must sign your application.
  • Submit a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form, signed by your school official within 30 days of issue, or a high school diploma/GED.
  • Pass a vision screening and knowledge exam.
    • If your knowledge test was part of your driver education course, you won’t have to retake it at the DPS.
  • Have your photo taken and provide your signature and thumbprints.
  • Pay the $16 learner license fee.

Learner’s Permit Restrictions in Texas

You must hold your new Texas learner license for at least 6 months before applying for your provisional license (unless you turn 18 years old first). All learner licensees must also adhere to the following requirements:

  • You may only drive while supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.
  • You may NOT use any kind of wireless communications device, including hands-free devices, unless you need to call emergency services.

Step 2—Applying for a TX Provisional License

Once you’ve held your learner license for at least 6 months, and you’re at least 16 years old, you can apply for your Texas provisional driver’s license. Before doing that, though, all drivers under 18 years old must also complete the required behind-the-wheel portion of your Driver’s Ed course, as well as your required driving practice hours.

This includes:

  • 7 hours of in-car observation while your instructor teaches you.
  • 7 hours of in-car driving with your Driver’s Ed instructor.
  • 30 total hours of supervised driving practice with your parent/guardian, of which 10 hours must be driven at night.

You’ll also need to complete the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) video course before taking your road exam.

When you’re ready, make an appointment for your road test with the DPS. You must bring a registered vehicle and a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old with you to your road test. Also bring with you:

  • A completed Texas Driver License or Identification Card Application for minors (form DL-14B). Your parent/guardian must sign your application.
  • Your TX learner license.
  • Proof of your:
  • Proof of your completed Driver’s Ed instruction and behind-the-wheel practice hours.
  • Your Impact Texas Driver Program certificate of completion.
  • The registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle you’ll be testing in.
  • Payment for the $16 license fee.

You may also be asked to retake your vision exam and photo, as well as submit your thumbprints again.

Once you pass your road test, the examiner will issue a temporary license to use until your permanent photo card arrives in the mail. Keep this interim license with your permit at all times.

TX Provisional License Restrictions

With your provisional license, you have a bit more freedom to drive on your own. However, there are still restrictions you’ll need to follow:

  • You may not have more than 1 passenger under 21 years old in the vehicle who is NOT a member of your family.
  • You may not drive between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM, unless it’s to and from work or school (or because of a medical emergency).
  • You still cannot use a cell phone or other wireless communications device while behind the wheel.

Step 3—Earning Your Unrestricted Texas Driver’s License

Once you turn 18 years old, your provisional license will automatically become a full, unrestricted Texas driver’s license as long as you have maintained a clean driving record. You can renew for a full license up to 30 days before your birthday, but you’ll need to bring your parent/guardian with you to do so. This is recommended, since you don’t want your license to expire before getting your new one.

Simply head back to your local DPS office with your provisional license and the required application forms and documents you used to apply before (minus your driver education documents, of course). Then you’ll be a fully licensed Texas driver!

Getting a Texas Driver’s License—18 or Older

If you’re 18 years old or older when you apply for your very first Texas driver’s license, you won’t have to complete the full graduated driver licensing program. If you’re 18 to 24 years old, however, you will need to complete a 6-hour adult driver education course and a 2-hour Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) before you can apply. Applicants 25 years old and up can skip these requirements.

When you’re ready, make an appointment for your road test with the DPS. You must bring a registered vehicle and a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old with you to your road test. Be ready to:

  • Submit a completed Texas Driver License or Identification Card Application for adults (form DL-14A).
  • Provide proof of your:
  • Submit proof of your completed 6-hour adult Driver’s Ed course, if applicable.
  • Provide your Impact Texas Driver Program certificate of completion, if applicable.
  • Show the registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle you’ll be testing in.
  • Pass a vision exam and a written knowledge test.
  • Pass the on-road skills exam (as long as you passed your knowledge test).
  • Provide your thumbprints and have your photo taken.
  • Pay the $33 license fee.

Once you pass your road test, the examiner will issue a temporary license to use until your permanent photo card arrives in the mail. Keep this interim license with your permit at all times.

Transferring an Out-of-State Driver’s License to Texas

If you hold an out-of-state license and move to Texas, you have 90 days to apply for your TX driver’s license once you’ve established residency.

Transferring a Learner’s Permit to Texas

If you have an out-of-state learner license, you can exchange it for a TX learner license without having to retake the knowledge exam. However, prior to applying for a full license, you’ll need to show proof that you’ve completed the Texas Impact Driver course and/or a driver education course.

To transfer your learner license, bring with you to the DPS:

  • Your out-of-state permit or learner license.
  • Proof of your:
  • Payment for the $16 learner license fee.

Note that Texas requires all learner license applicants to hold their permit for 6 months before applying for a full driver’s license—even if you’ve already held it for a certain period of time in your previous state. You will not be granted credit for any previous holding period.

Transferring an Out-of-State Unrestricted License to Texas

If you have a full, unrestricted out-of-state driver’s license, the process of converting it to a TX driver’s license is quite simple. First, though, you must:

  • Register your vehicle in Texas within 30 days of establishing residency.
    • If you don’t own a vehicle, you’ll have to sign a statement attesting to this at the DPS.
  • Obtain Texas car insurance.

To exchange your out-of-state license for a TX license, you must visit a DPS office in person. Gather the following documents:

  • Your valid out-of-state driver’s license.
  • Proof of your:
  • Payment for the applicable fee, based on your age:
    • Under 18 years old: $16
    • 18 to 84 years old: $33
    • 85 years old and up: $9
    • Disabled veterans: Free

If you’re under 18 years old, you’ll also have to take the skills exam again—even if you have a full license from your previous state.

All out-of-state applicants must also undergo a vision screening, but most won’t need to repeat a written exam or driving test. However, certain circumstances (such as an expired out-of-state license, for example) may necessitate taking these exams.

Texas DPS Motorcycle Permit & License Info

TX Motorcycle License Requirements

To get a motorcycle license in Texas, all new riders must follow the same age-based steps outlined for regular driver’s licenses above—including all graduated driver licensing requirements for teens, or adult driver education requirements for applicants 18 to 24 years old.

In addition to the regular process for getting a license, you’ll also need to complete an approved Motorcycle Safety Course before applying for your license, unless you’re transferring a valid out-of-state motorcycle license to Texas. You must be at least 15 years old to enroll; if you’re under 17 years old, you must first have your provisional license or at least have completed your required Driver’s Ed course hours.

You may be able to waive the required on-cycle skills exam if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Hold an unrestricted Texas driver’s license.
  • Have completed the required Motorcycle Safety Course.

Otherwise, to get your TX motorcycle license, you’ll need to schedule a road test with your local DPS. At your DPS appointment, bring with you:

  • A completed license application based on your age (see the sections above for your specific application form).
  • All required proofs of identity, residency, and driver’s education as outlined above for your age group.
  • Your Texas learner license, provisional license, or unrestricted license, if applicable.
  • A Motorcycle Safety Course completion certificate (form MSB-8 or MSB-8R).
  • Payment for the appropriate motorcycle licensing fee:
    • Endorsement added to existing license: $16
    • New license and endorsement together: $48

You’ll also need to provide:

  • A registered and inspected motorcycle, as well as a registered and inspected motor vehicle to carry the license examiner during your exam.
  • An accompanying licensed driver at least 21 years old.
  • Your glasses or contacts, if applicable.
  • All appropriate safety gear, including a helmet and eyewear.

You’ll then need to pass the skills exam (if applicable), as well as a vision test. Because you took the Motorcycle Safety Course, the knowledge test is waived.

Texas CDL Requirements

Texas CDL Requirements

To drive a commercial vehicle in Texas, you must be at least 18 years old. To drive across state lines or to carry hazardous materials (HAZMAT), you must be at least 21 years old.

Regardless of age, to get your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you must first:

  1. Have a valid TX standard driver’s license.
  2. Obtain and hold a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) for at least 2 weeks.

To get your CLP, make an appointment with your local DPS and:

  • Provide your TX driver’s license along with proof of:
  • Provide a completed:
  • Pass a vision screening.
  • Provide your thumbprints and have your photo taken.
  • Take the commercial learner’s permit exam, along with any other exams that pertain to specific CDL endorsements you’re applying for.
  • Pay the $25 CLP fee.

You must hold your CLP for at least 14 days before you can test for your full commercial driver’s license. You may only practice while supervised by another CDL holder whose license is of the same class.

Once you’ve practiced and feel confident for your road test:

  1. Schedule your test online at one of the CDL testing locations.
  2. Bring a vehicle representative of the class and type which you’re applying to drive, along with its valid proof of registration and insurance.
  3. Provide your:
    1. Regular TX driver’s license.
    2. Commercial learner’s permit.
    3. Completed Texas Commercial Driver License Application (form CDL-1).
  4. Have you photo taken and provide your thumbprints.
  5. Pass the vision exam.
  6. Pass the CDL road skills test.
  7. Pay the $97 CDL fee.

The DPS CDL Driver Handbook offers a guide to your CDL skills exam.