If you’re 16 years of age, you must:
- Apply for a learners permit and hold it for at least 1 year
- Complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training (including 10 at night)
- Before you take your behind the wheel roadway exam (driver test), you must register and complete the Impact Texas Teen Driving (ITTD) Course. This is a new law that is in effect as of September 1, 2015.
Once the ITTD course is complete, you will receive an email with a certificate. When you take the driver test, be sure to print out and bring the certificate to the DPS within 90 days. If you do not complete this step, the certificate will expire and you will have to retake the ITTD course.
- Pass the DPS road test
- If you’re older than 18 but younger than 25, you will still need to complete a drivers education course. At the driver license office, you will need to supply the proper documentation as well as your application forms. You will pay the applicable fee, have your thumbprints and photo taken, and you will be required to take and pass a vision test, a knowledge exam, and a driving test (unless you are exempt from these).