TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE RULES & RESOURCES
Getting Your License
Complete the online course, behind-the-wheel training, and road test.
Ages 16 to 17 Road Test Qualifications:
- Must have a valid permit for a minimum of 6 months
- Must have completed 32 hours of classroom and 14 hours of behind-the-wheel
- Must have a DE-964 (Commercial Driving School) and/or PT-964 (Parent Taught) certificate
- Must watch a two-hour video: Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) within 90 days of the driving test date. After watching the ITTD, you need to print a certificate of completion and submit the certificate to our driving school.
Ages 18 to Adult Road Test Qualifications:
- Must have a valid permit
- Must have completed 6 hours of classroom and have an ADE-1317 (Adult Driver Education Course) completion certificate.
- Watch a 1-hour video: Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) within 90 days of the driving test date. After watching the ITTD, you need to print a certificate of completion and submit the certificate to our driving school.
After completion of the road test, you will be given a sealed envelope to take the DPS to get your driver's license. If you fail the test, there will be an additional charge to retake the test.
Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program
Improve your driving skills over time in lower-risk environments.
Phase One (Learner License): Individuals who are under 18 years of age must hold a valid learner license or a minor restricted driver license for a minimum of six months prior to the issuance of a provisional Class A, B, or C driver license. Under the GDL program, there is not a minimum time a person must hold a restricted motorcycle or moped license before he/she can apply for a Class M license. Individuals transferring/presenting a valid out-of-state learner license but not able to provide proof of successfully completing a teen driver education course, will be issued a Texas learner license. This Texas learner license must be held for 6 months or until the age of 18 whichever comes first, regardless of previous time learner license held in another state. If a learner license is suspended during Phase One, the initial six-month period increases by the number of days of the suspension because the license is invalid during that time. NOTE: Phase One does not apply to Class M or MRDL holders.
Phase Two (Provisional License): Individuals who have held a valid learner license or hardship license for a minimum of six months, reached the age of 16, and completed both the classroom and behind-the-wheel portions of driver education are eligible to take the driving test for their provisional license and "graduate" to Phase Two of the Graduated Driver License Program. Upon passing the driving test the minor may be issued a provisional license. These individuals may not drive a motor vehicle with more than one passenger in the vehicle under the age of 21 who is not a family member or between midnight and 5:00 a.m. unless the operation of the vehicle is necessary for the driver to work, to attend or participate in a school-related activity, or due to a medical emergency. Individuals who are under 18 years of age are restricted from using a wireless communication device, including a hands-free device, until they reach the age of 18, except in the case of an emergency.
Hello students and parents,
As we continue to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus, we want to update you on our prevention measures at EMS Drivers' ED. The CDC has been consistent with their disinfection instructions and we have added this information to our daily protocols.
We are asking all students to arrive early to their drive times to allow for both hand-washing and hand-sanitizing prior to leaving the school.
Frequently touched surfaces are disinfected and wiped several times daily both inside the school and in vehicles.
'No show' fees are suspended. If you are feverish or demonstrating cold or flu-like symptoms, PLEASE call and cancel your drive time...no worries.
Lastly, EMS Drivers' ED is looking into alternative, classroom teaching if RISD suspend classes for the rest of the year.....stay tuned.
It's a privilege serving our students and their families!
Teen Driver Ed
Practice log for teens to complete with their parents/guardians. Must include 10 night time driving hours.
The Community Safety Education Act requires that driver education and driving safety curriculum include information about proper procedures for citizen and law enforcement interaction during traffic stops.
Each student must have this record completed on file.
Each class must have this document.
Each student must have a completed form on file. Including mileage before and after 2hr lesson.
Please read the attached contract. All students and parents are asked to read, sign and email-back/hand deliver a signed copy prior to the start of session.
Numbers to Know
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
(800) 803-9202 [in-state only]
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)-Rockwall
915 Whitmore Dr C
Rockwall, TX 75087
Monday - Friday: 8 AM- 5 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday