Wanting to get your Texas drivers license, but not exactly sure how the process works? Are you delaying it because you thought it would take a long time? Many active duty members, out of high school and basic training, do not have a valid drivers license. For those serving at military bases and posts in Texas, Virtual Drive of Texas can help them get their Texas drivers license through our state approved Texas adult driver education course for adults 18-24. The course is not as time consuming as you might think. Texas is one of few states where the law requires that if you did not finish a formal Driver Education course as a teen, and are at least 18 and under 24, then you must complete a Texas Adult Drivers Education course that is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Six steps to getting your Texas Drivers License
- Register in a TDLR approved online Texas Adult Driver Education Course.
- Complete the six hours of training and DPS written test in the course.
- Print your ADE-1317 Adult Driver Education Certificate from the course.
- Bring your Certificate to your local DPS office.
- Apply for Texas learners permit or schedule DPS road test.
- Receive learners permit or Texas drivers license.
You have choices once you complete the online adult Drivers Ed course. Bring your ADE-1317 certificate to your nearest Department of Public Safety (DPS) office. In order to receive a Texas drivers license, you will have to pass the DPS road exam in a car with a Texas State Trooper. If you know how to drive and are ready to take the DPS road test, then you can schedule it at the DPS office. In larger cities typically close to military bases, you may have to schedule the test a few days later in the week. In smaller cities, they can most likely test you on the same day. If you are not prepared to take the DPS road exam yet, then you can ask for a Texas learners permit. This will allow you to practice driving skills with a licensed adult driver in the passenger seat who is over 21 years of age. If your passenger is licensed and at least 21 or older, you can practice driving improve your driving skills. After you have obtained driving experience and are ready to take the DPS road exam, you can go back to the DPS office to schedule it.