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PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIREMENT


PERMIT REQUIREMENT

After 3 days of class the student will be eligible to receive permit and start driving with a 21 year old license passenger. A learner permit expires on the applicant’s 18th birthday and requires a licensed adult 21 years of age or older to occupy the front seat when driving.

What’s needed to obtain permit

  1. Certified Birth Certificate or a valid Passport, or Texas ID card
  2. Social Security card
  3. VOE Verification of Enrollment (get from high school attendance office, goodfor 30 days) or GED or home school documentation
  4. $16 DPS permit fee
  5. DE-964
  6. Notarized Application (must be signed by parent and student in front of Notary
  7. Texas Residency Affidavit (2 documents)

LICENSE REQUIREMENT

Individuals under 18 years of age are required to complete a driver education course andpresent the Texas Driver Education Certificate (DE-964) at the driver license office.

When applying for a license, the driving test is required. The knowledge test will be waived if it was completed during the driver education course.Students must hold their permit for 6 months, be 16, and have completed their entire Drivers Education course in order to obtain their drivers license.

Individuals may apply who are at least 15 years of age, meet the regular licensing requirements and have completed the required classroom hours of driver education.

Adults

Individuals between 18 and 24 years of age are required to complete a driver education course and present the original certificate of completion at the driver license office. A driver education course is not required for individuals who already hold a valid driver license from another U.S. state, U.S. territory, or Canadian province or from France, South Korea, Taiwan, or Germany (i.e. countries with license reciprocity agreements with Texas).

When applying for a license, the driving test is required. The knowledge test will be waived if it was completed during the driver education course.

Driver Education options are available at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Driver Education and Safety.

Drive Test Requirement

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing completion of a Driver Education Course
  • Individuals must be 16 – 24 years of age
  • View the ITTD video and receive a certificate dated within 90 days of the skills examination
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITTD requirements, prior to taking their driving skills examination.

SafeKeys Driving School will assist you preparing and scheduling your drive test

Teens

In order to test with a Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school you must be at least 16 years of age, have held a valid learner license for a minimum of six months, completed Teen Driver Education in its entirety and the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) course. You must present a completed DE-964 to the Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school.