Getting Your First Texas Driver's License
Complete Parent-Taught Driver Education
If you have already followed the steps to obtain a Texas learner's permit, here's how to complete the requirements to obtain your Texas provisional driver's license.
- Continue completing all modules within the course.
- In addition to online training, students must also practice 44 hours of driving in the car with a parent, legal guardian, or certified instructor. At least 10 of these hours must be a night.
- Upon successful completion of a course, the certificate of completion is available for instant download.
Complete the Impact Texas Teen Driver's Course
As of September 1st, 2015 aspiring drivers must complete the Impact Texas Teen Drivers program (ITTD). Without an ITTD certificate of completion, anyone seeking a Texas Driver's License cannot take the driving skill test and you must take the test within 90 days of completing the Impact Texas Teen Drivers course.
Before taking the ITTD program, must complete the online driver's education course in addition to the behind-the-wheel training.
Please note: the 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training are built into the PTDE course with the Parent/Legal Guardian acting as the driving instructor; whereas the Texas Online Drivers Ed course allows the student to add-on the behind-the-wheel training course or complete the training with an instructor.
Apply for a Texas Driver's License
Students (accompanied by a parent or legal guardian) must make an appointment at their nearest Texas DPS location. In order obtain a Texas Driver's License, the student will need to successfully complete a road test at the DPS. The following must be brought to the DPS appointment:
- The certificate of completion from Texas Driving School
- The certificate of completion from Impact Texas Teen Drivers program
For Texas Online Drivers Ed students:
Certificate(s) of completed behind-the-wheel training (44 hours) from the online course or through a certified instructor.
- 7 Hours of in-car observation
- 7 Hours of in-car instruction
- 30 Hours of in-car practice
All completed forms from the PTDE packet (only applies for Parent-Taught course students)
- Identifying documents:
- Proof of Texas vehicle registration and proof of financial responsibility for vehicle owner or a statement that the student does not own a vehicle.
Those under 18 are issued what is known in Texas as a Provisional License, which expires on the driver's 18th birthday. These licenses have a vertical orientation and are marked "provisional."
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