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Checklist Driving Test Requirements

16 Thru 17

1, Valid Permit

2, Must take Teen Drivers Ed., and receive Final 964 certificate

3, Watch 2 Hour impact certificate and print certificate

 

18 Thru 24

1, Take the 6 Hour class and receive temporary permit from Dps

2, Watch 1 Hour impact video and print certificate

 

25 and Older

1, Take the 6 Hour class and receive permit from Dps or Take written test at the Dps and receive temporary permit

2, Watch 1 Hour impact video and print certificate

 

Once you've taken Drivers Ed for Teens or Adults we can assist you with the final driving test


Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) Program

If you are applying for a Texas driver license and will be taking a driving skills test, you are required to successfully complete one of the following Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) programs and provide proof of completion at the time of application. You MUST bring your certificate of completion of this program to the DL office when applying for your driver license.

The ITD Program was developed with the goal of saving lives through awareness and education. This program is meant to educate drivers in an effort to reduce the risk of being involved in automobile crashes, particularly those cause by distracted driving. Distracted driving is the number one killer of drivers in America, and this program shows what can happen when drivers are distracted while driving.

Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD)
The Impact Texas Teen Drivers program (ITTD) is a free, 2 hour informational video that shares the dangers of distracted driving along with real life stories of teens that have lost their lives. This course is for:

  1. Drivers 15-17 years of age who have completed a teen driver education course or a Parent Taught Driver Education Course, or
  2. Drivers 18-24 years of age who have completed a teen driver education course

More information on taking the ITTD program.

Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD)
The Impact Texas Young Drivers program (ITYD) is a free, 1 hour informational video that provides educational information on the dangers of distracted driving. The video also shares real life stories of people and their families who were impacted as a result of distracted driving. This course is for:

  1. Drivers 18-24 years of age who have completed the adult driver education course, or
  2. Drivers 25 years of age or older, including those who may have completed a driver education course (Driver education is not required if you are 25 years of age or older, however, it is highly recommended).

More information on taking the ITYD program.

Completion Certificate
Once you have successfully completed the program, you will have 90 days from the date of your certificate to pass the driving skills exam. If you do not pass, you will be required to complete the program again.

Driver Education
The ITD programs do not replace the distracted driving module given in the 32 hours of Teen driver education classroom phase or the 6 hours of Adult driver education classroom phase. The ITD program has been added to emphasize the ever increasing dangers of distracted driving.

Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school
If you are planning to take your skills test through a Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school, you must comply with the following requirements based upon your age:

If you are 16 years of age or older:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing completion of a Minors Driver Education Course
  • Hold a valid learner license for a minimum of six months
  • View the ITTD video and receive a completion certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to taking the skills examination.
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITTD requirements, prior to taking their driving skills examination.

If you are 18-24 years of age:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 or ADE-1317 showing completion of a Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • View the ITYD video and receive a completion certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to taking the skills examination.
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITYD requirements, prior to taking their driving skills examination.

If you are 25 years of age or older:

  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • View the ITYD video and receive a completion certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to taking the skills examination.
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITYD requirements, prior to taking their driving skills examination.
  • Driver education is not required for individuals age 25 and older but is highly recommended.

 



Dps Office Locations

Texas has many Dps offices throughout the state and in the Houston area. More information about these locations and days/hours of operation is available from this Office Locations page on the Texas Dps website.  

 

Houston - Gessner Mega Center 
12220 South Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77071
7:30a-6p M-Th, 7:30a-5p Fri | Map of Location
(713) 219-4100 
 

Houston - Dacoma
4545 Dacoma  
Houston, TX 77092-8613 
8a-5p M-F, 8a-6p Tue | Map of Location
(713) 683-0541 
 

Houston - North License Center  
8418 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77088
7:30a-6p M-Th, 7:30a-5p Fr  | Map of Location
(713) 449-2685 
 

Houston - Winkler 
9206 Winkler 
Houston, TX 77017
8a-5p M-F, 8a-6p Tue | Map of Location
(713) 943-0631 
 


 

 
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Useful Links & Resources

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Texas Drivers License Office

Texas.gov