Getting your License

 

I passed the final exam through IDriveSafely. Do I still need to take a written exam at the DPS?

Can I practice driving with my certificate of completion?

Can I take my road test with a driving school instead of taking it at the DPS?

Do I need to get a permit? 

What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my permit?

I have my permit. What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my license?

I do not have a permit. What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my license?

 

 

I passed the final exam through IDriveSafely. Do I still need to take a written exam at the DPS?

Nope! Your online final exam with us will count  as your written DPS licensing exam. You have 3 attempts to pass our exam with a 70% or higher.  Once you pass (and complete the ITYD course) bring your certificate of completion with you to the DPS. You can then take your road test and earn your drivers license!

 

 

Can I practice driving with my certificate of completion?

Your certificate of completion is a document stating that you have passed your written knowledge test. You are not legally able to drive with this document; you will still need a permit if you wish to practice driving a car before your road exam. 

Your permit will allow you to practice driving as long as your passenger is a licensed driver, at least 21 and has a minimum of 1 year of driving experience.  

You can use your certificate of completion along with required documents outlined below to take your road test without a permit. 

 

 

Can I take my road test with a driving school instead of taking it at the DPS?

Deciding to take your road test with a driving school is a good alternative if there is a long waiting period for taking your road test at the DPS. Just make sure you go through an approved driving school here to take your test. 

 

 

Do I need to get a permit? 

If you are over 18, getting your permit is optional. If you are planning to take your road test with a third-party provider, you are required to hold a permit to take the test.

 

 

What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my permit?

Here are the essentials to bring with you if you would like to get a permit:

 

    • ● Your I Drive Safely Certificate of Completion
    • ● DL-14A: Application for Driver License or Identification Card
    • ● Your social security card: If you can’t find the original hardcopy card, you’ll need to order a new one. If you haven’t been issued a Social Security Number (SSN), you’ll need to fill out the Social Security Affidavit at the DPS office.
    • ● Proof of Texas residency (bring two): deed, mortgage statement, valid and unexpired Texas voter registration card, utility bills, etc.
    • ● Marriage license, divorce decree, or court ordered name change: Only if you’re using a name other than what’s on your birth certificate
    • ● Proof of Texas vehicle registration and financial responsibility for each vehicle that you own (ex: car insurance) OR a statement saying that you do not own a motor vehicle (items 15 and 16 in the DL-14A form) – Your name does not need to be on the car insurance
    • ● $25 Application Fee

 

 

I have my permit. What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my license?

    • ● DL-14A- Application for Driver License or Identification Card 
    • ● Permit
    • ● Impact Texas Drivers certificate (valid for 90 days)
    • ● Fee for Driver’s Licenses ($11)
    • ● Vehicle for driving test (make sure it meets the requirements under “Vehicle Assessment’”)
    • ○ Note: If you passed your driving test with a driving school, you’ll just need to bring your sealed driving test results!

 

 

I do not have a permit. What do I need to bring with me to the DPS to get my license?

 

    • ● I Drive Safely Certificate of Completion 
    • ● Impact Texas Drivers certificate (valid for 90 days)
    • ● DL-14A- Application for Driver License or Identification Card
    • ● Proof of Identity & Lawful Presence/ Citizenship- For this, you can either provide:
      • ○ US Passport 
      • ○ Original Birth Certificate, Texas ID, and your original social security card
      • ○ If you’re using a name that’s different than what’s on your birth certificate, you’ll need to bring 1 of the following: Marriage license, divorce decree, or court ordered name change 
    • ● Your Social Security Card - copies are not accepted
      • ○ Don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN)? Don’t worry, make sure you fill out the Social Security Affidavit at the DPS office. 
  • ● $25 Application Fee
  • ●  Proof of Texas Residency- You’ll need to bring 2 of the following: 
    • ● Mortgage Statement, Utility Bills, Bank/Card Statements, Deed, Report Card, W-2, or Auto Insurance
  • ● A vehicle with:
    • ○ A current registration sticker
    • ○ Two license plates (one on the front and one in the back)
    • ○ Proof of financial responsibility (insurance). Your name does not need to be on the insurance nor do you have to own this car.
  • ● *Note: If you do not own a car/motor vehicle, you’ll need to fill out sections 15 and 16 in the DL-14A form
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