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Drivers license or learners permit in Texas

Basic requirements for obtaining a drivers license or a learners permit in Texas

  1. Minimum permit age: 14
  2. Minimum holding period:12 months for applicants under 15, 6 months for applicants over 15
  3. Minimum license age: 15
  4. Permit test: written test, taken at the DPS, questions on road signs and traffic rules
  5. License test: driving test, taken at the DPS (can be dismissed if the student completed a driver education course)
  6. Supervised driving: with a licensed driver over 21 years of age
  7. Driver education: completion of a state-approved driver education course is required for every learner permit applicant who is under 17 and ½ years old.