You may be wondering what you need to bring along with you to the Texas DPS on the day of your road test. On the big day, not only will you be tested on your driving skills, but also required to bring the right documents. It can be a stressful thought because if you don’t bring everything, you won’t be getting your license and will probably need to reschedule to do it all again. 

To make sure you never forget a single thing, we have listed everything you would need to bring with you to the Texas DPS to get your license.

Documents To Bring to The Texas DPS

Here is a quick checklist for the documents you will need to get your driver’s license:

  • Proof of identity
  • Drivers license application
  • Proof of Texas residency
  • Proof of financial responsibility (insurance)
  • US citizenship or proof of lawful presence
  • Application fee (proof that you paid)
  • Proof of full completion of the applicable driver’s education program for your age group 

Teens Applying for a Texas Drivers License

If you are 16 or 17, you will need to bring a parent or legal guardian along with you. In addition to this, you will need your DE-964 certificate that indicates you have completed 32 full hours of the teen drivers’ education course. If you are under 18, you will also need to bring proof of enrollment to show that you are in school. You also need a completion certificate from the Impact Texas Teen Drivers video that is dated within 90 days of your test. If you are 18 and have completed this program, you need to bring the same document along with you.

18+ Adults Applying for a Texas Drivers License

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you will need a valid ADE-1317 certificate as it will confirm that you completed the adult driver’s education course. In addition to this, you will need a certificate of completion of the Impact Texas Young Drivers video dated within 90 days of your test. If you are at the age of 25 and above, you will also need the ITYD certificate. This is currently in lieu of the Impact Texas Adult Driver video, which the DPS has not yet published.

Car Requirements Before You Start the Test

Before you begin your drivers test, the vehicle you wish to use needs to meet some requirements set out by the state. These requirements include:

  • Two license plates with the exception of a single out-of-state or temporary plates
  • Operational speedometer
  • Functioning horn
  • Turn signals on the front and back of the vehicle
  • Unexpired vehicle registration
  • Unexpired insurance
  • At least one rearview mirror
  • Driver and passenger door must function normally
  • Functional seatbelts
  • Brake lights
  • Windshield wipers
  • Headlights and taillights

Finding The Right Driving School

Getting your driver’s license can be a stressful experience for anyone, especially since there can be so many things to remember to bring with you. This is why it is important to find the right driving school that can help guide you every step of the way. 

Whether you are an expert or a beginner, partnering with a trustworthy driving school can help you prepare for the big day. In addition to teaching you the skills for the driving test, Champions Driving School also offers the DPS-Authorized Road Test on-site, as an authorized third-party skills testing (TPST) location. From start to finish, we ensure that you are fully prepared with everything you need the day of your road test.