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Texas Drivers License Requirements for Teens and Adults

A summary of teen and adult drivers ed in Texas requirements.  Visit tdlr.texas.gov for complete details.

a man driving after getting a texas drivers license

age
15

age
16-17

age
18-24

age
25+

License Eligibility:

Learner License

Provisional License

Full License

Full License

Expiration:

On 18th Birthday

On 18th Birthday

After 8 Years

After 8 Years

License Restrictions:

  • Must drive with a licensed adult 21+ years of age

  • Must wait until 16 and have learner license for 6+ months to be eligible for a road test

  • Must hold learner license for 6+ months to take the road test and get a provisional license

  • Cannot have more than one  passenger under  21 who is not a family member.            

  • Cannot drive between midnight and 5am  

  • Visit tdlr.texas.gov for the comprehensive list

No driving restrictions

No driving restrictions

Training Eligibility:

Classroom

Classroom

Behind-the-Wheel

Classroom

Behind-the-Wheel

Classroom

Behind-the-Wheel

Required to Complete:

  • 32 hours of teen drivers ed  

  • 14 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons 

    • 7 hours observation

    • 7 hours behind-the-wheel

  • 30 hours of logged behind-the-wheel lessons with a parent, legal guardian, or a license adult 21+ years of age

  • Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) certification

  • Texas DSP Road Test

  • 32 hours of teen drivers ed  

  • 14 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons 

    • 7 hours observation

    • 7 hours behind-the-wheel

  • 30 hours of logged behind-the-wheel lessons with a parent, legal guardian, or a license adult 21+

  • Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) certification

  • Texas DSP Road Test

  • 6 hour driving course

  • Impact Texas Drivers (ITAD) certification

  • Texas DPS Road Test

  • 6 hour driving course not required, but recommended

  • Texas DPS Road Test

Eligible to Complete:

  • 32 hours of teen drivers education  ​

  • 14 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons ​

  • 30 hours of logged behind-the-wheel lessons with a parent, legal guardian, or a license adult 21+

  • Cannot take road test and apply for a provisional license until age 16.

  • 32 hours of teen drivers education​

  • 14 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons ​

  • 30 hours of logged behind-the-wheel lessons with a parent, legal guardian, or a license adult 21+

  • Impact Texas Drivers (ITTD) certification

  • Texas DSP Road Test

  • 6 hour adult driving course

  • Impact Texas Drivers (ITAD) training

  • Texas DPS Road Test

  • 6 hour adult driving course not required, but recommended

  • Texas DPS Road Test

Bring to DPS:

  Teen Learner License:

  • DE-964 certificate issued by school 

  • Parent or legal guardian 

  • Proof of US citizenship/lawful presence (birth certificate, green card, etc.)

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency (utilities bill, etc.)

  • Proof of Identity (birth certificate, etc.)

  • Social Security Card

  • Verification of Enrollement (VOE)

  • DPS DL14B application for license

  • Certificate of completion of ITTD

  • Proof of insurance if the car is under student's name

  • Pass vision exam

  • Pass knowledge test (if not taken at school)

  • Issuance fee ($17)

  Teen Provis. License:

  • Your learner license

  • DE-964 certificate issued by school 

  • Parent or legal guardian

  • Proof of US citizenship/lawful presence (birth certificate, green card, etc.)

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency (utilities bill, etc.)

  • Proof of Identity (birth certificate, etc.)

  • Social Security Card

  • Verification of Enrollement (VOE)

  • DPS  DL14B application for license

  • Certificate of completion of ITTD

  • Proof of insurance if the car is under student's name

  • Pass vision exam

  • Pass knowledge test (if not taken at school)

  • Issuance fee ($17)

   Adult Full License:

  • DE-1317 certificate issued by school

  • Proof of US citizenship/lawful presence (birth certificate, green card, etc.)

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency (utilities bill, etc.)

  • Proof of Identity (birth certificate, etc.)

  • Social Security Card

  • DPS  DL14A application for license

  • Certificate of completion of ITAD

  • Proof of insurance

  • Pass vision exam

  • Issuance fee ($33)

   Adult Full License:

  • Proof of US citizenship/lawful presence (birth certificate, green card, etc.)

  • Two Proofs of Texas residency (utilities bill, etc.)

  • Proof of Identity (birth certificate, etc.)

  • Social Security Card

  • DPS  DL14A application for license

  • Proof of insurance

  • Pass vision exam

  • Issuance fee ($33)

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