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Simplifying Getting a Teen Drivers License in Texas

Continue reading to understand the Texas Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program

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Getting Your Teen Drivers License in Texas

Being able to drive is a major milestone toward independence in one's life. It implies fun, freedom, and responsibility.

 

Texas offers its teen residents a Graduated Driver License (GDL) program which is a step-by-step process offering incrementally more privileges as you move towards a full adult driver license. The three types of drivers licenses in Texas are: Learner License, Provisional License, and Full Adult License

Scroll down below to sign up for Teens Full Package course which covers everything you need to obtain your Texas teen drivers license.

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Learner License

For Texas teens between ages 15 to 17, the first step toward obtaining a full driver's license is to start with obtaining a learner license – also referred to as a learner permit.  A learner license allows teens to drive under the supervision of a licensed adult.  

 

A teenager with a learner license must be accompanied by a licensed adult 21 years of age or older in the front passenger seat while driving. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A LEARNER LICENSE IS THAT YOU MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a driver education course

  • Have completed at least 6 hours of driver education course

  • Have passed the knowledge test 

 

Scroll down below for the documentation needed when visiting DPS office for a learner license.

Call us at 832-975-1950 if you have any questions.

Provisional License

The next step after obtaining the learner license is to get a provisional license. A provisional license allows you to drive without requiring the presence of a licensed adult.

 

Texas teens between 16 to 17 years of age who have held a learner license for at least six months are eligible to apply for a provisional license.   ​

 

There are certain restrictions for provisional license  including:  

  • You can only have one passenger under the age of 21 in the vehicle (unless family) 

  • You can only drive between 5:00 am and midnight (unless for vocational or school reasons)

  • You cannot use wireless communication (unless an emergency)

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A PROVISIONAL LICENSE ARE THAT YOU MUST:

  • Have completed 32 hours of classroom training

  • Have completed 14 hours of in-vehicle training

  • Have completed 30 hours of logged behind-the-wheel training with a parent or legal guardian

  • Have held learner permit for at least six months

  • Have completed ITYD training within the last 90 days

  • Have passed driving road test

Scroll down below for the documentation needed when visiting the DPS office for a provisional license.

Call us at 832-975-1950 if you have any questions.

Full Adult License

Full adult  license is provided when a teenager turns 18.  Full adult license allows you to drive without any restriction of learner or provisional license.

Call us at 832-975-1950 if you have any questions.

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Steps to Obtain a Teen Drivers License in Texas

  • Start the teen drivers license course at My First Drive

  • Complete at least 6 hours (32 total) of teen drivers ed course

  • Obtain the learners license (driving permit)

  • Begin in-vehicle training at our driving school in Sugar Land

  • Complete the remaining 26 hours of classroom training 

  • Complete 14 hours of behind the wheel driving lessons

  • Practice for 30 hours with a licensed adult.

  • Obtain ITYD Certificate online at the ITD site.

  • Take the Texas drivers road test.

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What Do I Need to Bring to the DPS Office

There is a list of documents that you need to bring to the DPS office to be able to get your learner or provisional license.  And the requirements vary a bit depending on whether you are applying for a learner license or a provisional license.  Scroll down below to see the documents that you need to bring with you when visiting the DPS office.

Bring to DPS Office for Learner License

  • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence

    •  birth certificate, green card, etc.

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency

    • utility bills, etc.

  • Proof of Identity

    • birth certificate, ID card etc.

  • Social Security Card

  • Verification of Enrollment (VoE) from your school

  • DE-964 certificate obtained from My First Drive

  • DPS DLS14A or DLS14B application for license (depending on your age)

  • Learner permit fee (currently $17)

  • If the vehicle is owned by the student, must also bring:

    • Evidence of Texas Vehicle Registration 

    • Proof of insurance 

Note: You must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

Bring to DPS Office for Provisional License

  • Your Learner license

  • Proof of US citizenship or lawful presence

    •  birth certificate, green card, etc.

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency

    • utility bills, etc.

  • Proof of Identity

    • birth certificate, ID card etc.

  • Social Security Card

  • Verification of Enrollment (VoE) from your school

  • DE-964 certificate obtained from My First Drive

  • DPS DLS14A or DLS14B application for license (depending on your age)

  • Certificate of completion of ITTD

  • Learner permit fee (currently $17)

  • If the vehicle is owned by the student, must also bring:

    • Evidence of Texas Vehicle Registration 

    • Proof of insurance 

Note: You must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Teen Driving School

At My First Drive, you will find a team of friendly and experienced driving instructors and staff that is ready to guide you through the entire Texas driver's education process.

Located within minutes from Aliana, Harvest Green, Candela, Telfair, and New Territory, our Driving School primarily serves Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. 

Driving schools for teens and adults doesn't need to be burdensome with multiple places to visit. We provide everything you need to obtain a Texas driver's license, including: 32-hour course for teens, 6-hour course for adults, behind-the-wheel driving lessons, and Texas DPS road test, offered through our partner driving school.

As a local driving school in Sugar Land, we are proud to contribute to the success of our young students at neighboring FBISD High Schools, including Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis High School, Kempner High School, as well as Harmony Public Schools in the area.   Ask about our special pricing for these schools.

Whether you have a question or need to sign up for a course, driving lesson, or road test, please feel free to contact us at 832-975-1950.

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