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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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Get 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 drivers license. The three types of licenses 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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Call us if you have questions about the requirements or need help selecting the right course.

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 Teen Drivers License

  • Start the teen drivers license course at My First Drive

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

  • Obtain the learner license (driving permit)

  • Begin in-vehicle training at My First Drive

  • 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 at My First Drive

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Call  832-975-1950  and we can help.

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