Get Your Adult Drivers License in Texas
Earning your Texas drivers license as an adult is a cinch – it’s easy at 1-2-3.
STEP 1: Sign up for an adult drivers ed course
If you’re between the ages of 18-24, the state of Texas requires you to take a drivers ed course before applying for a Texas drivers license. With I Drive Safely’s 6-hour Texas Adult Drivers Ed course, you can earn your license the easy way with a fully online curriculum, 24/7 access, and the freedom to study when, where, and how you want.
If you’re a Texas adult 25 and older, a drivers ed course is not required. However, if you take an adult drivers ed course, you can bypass the written exam completely when you go to the DPS office – the final exam for your course counts as the DPS written exam.
STEP 2: Receive your certificate of completion
After you take our 6-hour drivers ed course, you’ll need to pass our final exam: 30 multiple-choice questions on road signs and rules. Don’t stress – you have 3 attempts to get a passing grade (70% or higher).
After you pass, you’ll receive a completion certificate, and it’s off to the DPS for your final tests.
STEP 3: Go to your local DPS office
Make a road test appointment at your local DPS office. If you’re 18-24 years old, you will be required to present your completion certificate, ITTD completion certificate, and pass vision and hearing exams before taking your road test. Remember, if you’re a Texas adult 25 or older and have not taken a drivers ed course, you are required to take a written exam as well.
You may also request a permit to practice driving with a person 21 years or older and who have had their license in Texas for at least one year. This can be done prior to completing and the road test.
Once you pass your road test, you’ll officially be a licensed Texas driver. Congratulations!