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Drivers Ed Rules & Regulations

Getting Your License

Complete the driver ed course, behind-the-wheel training, and road test-- all at A+ Academy Driving School.


Ages 16 to 17- Road Test Documentation:

  • Must have a valid permit for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must have a DE-964 (Commercial Driving School) certificate showing completion of 32 hours of classroom and 14 hours of behind-the-wheel. If a student took an online class and driving with a school, a DE-964 from each company is required.
  • Signed Verification of Enrollment from the student's high school or home school
  • Signed 30 hour practice log
  • 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 A+ Academy Driving School.

Parent Taught Program- Road Test Documentation:

  • Must have a valid permit for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must have a PT-964 (Parent Taught) certificate showing completion of 32 hours of classroom and 14 hours of behind-the-wheel.  The certificate must have 'Drivers License Only' across the top. The certificate stating 'Learner License Only' will not be accepted as proof of completion.
  • Signed Verification of Enrollment from the student's high school or home school
  • Signed Classroom log
  • Signed Instruction and Observation
  • Signed 30 hour practice log
  • Notarized Affidavit
  • 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 A+ Academy Driving School.

Ages 18 to 24- 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 ITYD, you need to print a certificate of completion and submit the certificate to A+ Academy Driving School.

Ages 25 and up- Road Test Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid permit
  • Watch a 1-hour video:  Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) within 90 days of the driving test date. After watching the ITYD, you need to print a certificate of completion and submit the certificate to A+ Academy Driving School.

After completion of the road test, you will be given a sealed envelope to take the DPS to get your drivers 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 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.

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.

  • Must have a valid permit for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must have a DE-964 (Commercial Driving School) or PT-964 (Parent Taught) certificate showing completion of 32 hours of classroom and 14 hours of behind-the-wheel
  • Signed Verification of Enrollement from the student's high school or homeschool
  • Signed 30 hour practive log
  • 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 A+ Academy Driving School.

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Classroom

Texas Driver Handbook

Behind the Wheel

30-Hour Log

Practice log for teens to complete with their parents/guardians. Must include 10 night time driving hours.

Road Test

Impact Texas Teen Drivers

Free 2-hour program that goes over the consequences of drunk and distracted driving. Requirement for the Road Test.

Impact Texas Young Drivers

Free 1-hour video reviewing the consequences and dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Requirement for road test.  Please PRINT completion cerficate and bring to you the Road Test.

Vehicle Requirements for Road Test

  • current insurance and registration
  • mechanically operating
  • working horn
  • all headlights, signals and break lights must be operational in front and back of the vehicle

Note: Please have enough gas in the vehicle to allow for a 20 minute drive. Running out of gas during a test will dedict points and is subject to an automatic fail.