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Teen DPS ROAD Testing

TEENS (AGE 16-24) (COMPLETED A TEEN DRIVER ED. COURSE)

Green Light Driving Academy is authorized by the Texas Department of Public Safety to administer the official DPS  Road Test (Skills Test). Teens that completed a teen drivers education course at a different commercial driving school or a parent taught program are encouraged to test at any of our testing sites across the DFW area.  Completing the DPS Road Test (Skills Test) with GLDA, allows the flexibility of testing after normal business hours & on weekends. (Schedule subject to availability)


Current GLDA testing locations:

  • GRAPEVINE
  • ROANOKE
  • BOYD
  • SAGINAW / N. Ft. Worth


Locations coming soon:

  • DENTON
  • COPPELL


Information provided in the sections below:

  • Is my teen eligible to take the DPS Road Test?
  • Document &  Vehicle Requirements
  • Impact Texas Teen Driver Video
  • What is the Cost of the driving test at GLDA?
  • Does your teen need additional practice before the DPS Road Test?
  • Restrictions on Teen's Provisional Driver License (until age 18)


Payment must be made at time of scheduling.  No refund will be issued once the test has been scheduled & payment is received.


IS MY TEEN ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE DPS  ROAD TEST?


Teen requirements for taking the Texas DPS Road Test:

  1. be at least 16 years old.
  2. held a learner's license (learner's permit) for 180 days. (on the back of the permit & is NOT the expiration date of the permit)
  3. completed a Teen Drivers Ed course (32 hrs of classroom instruction, 14 hrs of in-car training & the 30 hr of documented driving with parents. (ORIGINAL COMPLETED DE-964 or PTDE-964 certificate REQUIRED)
  4. completed the  MANDATORY 2 HR “Impact Texas Teen Drivers” (ITTD) class. (ORIGINAL COMPLETED certificate REQUIRED).  NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A PART OF THE TEEN DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE & the  ITTD video course certificate must be dated AFTER completion of the drivers ed course date.


Once the requirements have been met, teens can take the DPS Road Test at GLDA.  Upon successful completion of the DPS Road Test, GLDA staff will provide the required documentation to take to a Texas Dept. of Public Safety Office to obtain a Texas Class C driver license.  


NOTE:  Teens  may not legally drive cannot drive alone until their driver license is issued. GLDA cannot issue the Texas Class C driver license.


Schedule a Road Test

Give GLDA Testing a Call!                                  817-410-TEST (8378) 


QUICK LINKS


A Couple Items...


1. No DPS Road Tests on Sundays.

2. Special scheduling may be available for an additional fee. Inquire when scheduling.

3. Click on the button below to complete the pre-registration form. 

4. Office staff will contact you within 72 hours to schedule the DPS Road Test. 

5. The  ITTD video course certificate must be dated AFTER completion of the drivers ed course date. 



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DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

 

DOCUMENT AND VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS



These documents are REQUIRED by the Texas D.P.S. for testing purposes. It is  your responsibility to ensure that the documents listed below are provided by the student & parent  when arriving for the test.  If ANY of these documents are missing, the student CANNOT be allowed to take the test & must reschedule. 

A $35 rescheduling fee may apply.


  1. Valid and NOT Expired learner license (learner's permit)
  2. ORIGINAL Course Completion Certificate (Form DE-964 or PTDE-964) (will state Texas Driver Education Certificate - "For Drivers License Only").  This form must be filled in and signed as required by the form.
  3. Documented 30-hour driving log.  These are the practice hours driven with the parent or other qualified adult.
  4. ORIGINAL completion certificate for the “Impact Texas Teen Drivers” (ITTD) video class taken.  The certificate is available for printing after completing the video course on-line and cannot be printed at the Green Light Driving Academy office. Please Note:  The ITTD video course cannot be taken BEFORE the student has completed their teen driving program.  PLEASE SEE MORE INFORMATION & LINK TO VIDEO BELOW.
  5. Application for Driver License - DL-43 (Texas D.D.S form)
  6. Proof of valid, unexpired automobile liability insurance for the car used for the test.  A printed copy of the car's Texas Liability Insurance card MUST be presented with the documents at time of check in.  GLDA cannot accept an electronic copy of the insurance card (i.e. on a phone or any other electronic device)  & cannot print this at the GLDA testing location.


Car used for the test must have a current, unexpired registration sticker on the windshield & properly attached FRONT & REAR license plates. The VIN numbers on the registration sticker, auto insurance  & the car must match. Texas law (TXTRC 504.943 (A) , requires a car registered in Texas MUST have a metal front & rear license plate attacehd to the bumper. UNLESS there is a valid Texas Buyer's paper plate for a recently purchased vehicle.  


PLEASE NOTE:  

  1. After March 1, 2015, the inspection requirement became part of the registration process & a separate inspection sticker is not longer required.  
  2. An  unexpired, Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form is required by Texas DPS for issuance of a Class C driver license. This is NOT a requirement to take the test at GLDA. In the summer, this form must be obtained before the end of the school year & is valid until the next school year begins.
  3.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the teen for the test 

                  (NO EXCEPTIONS).

IMPACT TEXAS TEEN DRIVER VIDEO (ITTD)

Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) was developed by the Department of Public Safety with the goal of saving lives through awareness and education. ITTD is a 2 hour informational video that is a prerequisite to the drive skills examination being administered by the Texas DPS or Green Light Driving Academy.  


The ITTD course must be viewed after you have received your DE-964, showing completion of a Teen Driver Education course.


Upon completion of the ITTD course the student will receive a Certificate of Completion that must be presented prior to administering the drive skills examination.


The ITTD video course cannot be taken BEFORE the requirements for the teen driver education program have been completed & the certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days of the administered skills examination (road test).

The "ITTD" class is available, free of charge, on  the Dept. of Public Safely's website.


IMPACT TEXAS TEEN DRIVERS


NOTE: Upon registration for the ITTD class online, designation of the course type that was completed by the student will be requested, either a parent-taught program, a commercial school program, or Texas high school program.

If the student took the course from GLDA:

  1. select  "Commercial School" 
  2. enter "Green Light Driving Academy" 
  3. choose the appropriate school code (see below) for the location  

  • C1728 - Grapevine, Boyd (Boyd High School), EMS-ISD (all schools)
  • C1728A - Coppell
  • C1728B - Trophy Club or Roanoke


For  information or questions related to the ITTD class, please visit the ITTD FAQs


REMEMBER:  The ITTD video course cannot be taken before the teen driver education course is completed. 

DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Ed Class
Parent Taught Drivers Ed
Authorized Third Party Testing Site
DPS Road Test 
Online Driver Education Class
Traditional Drivers Education Class
Parent Taught Drivers Education
Road Test Preparation Lessons
Authorized Third Party Testing Site

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE DRIVING TEST AT GLDA?

 DPS Road Test (Skills Test) - $75

($60 for GLDA Students)


There will be a $40 Fee for:

  1. Retesting after unsuccessful attempt
  2. Retesting due to vehicle inspection failure (including but limited to improper registration & license plate issues)
  3. Rescheduling due to failure to arrive at designated time (at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled time)
  4. Cancelling or rescheduling test less than 48 hrs prior to scheduled test


PLEASE NOTE - THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR DPS ROAD TEST FEES

Forms of payment accepted:

  1. Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) 
  2. Cash 


PLEASE NOTE: 

  • All proper documentation MUST be presented at the time of check-in & the student's car MUST pass inspection. If unable to meet ONE or BOTH of these requirements, the test must rescheduled. 

                 $40 rescheduling fee may apply

  • Test rescheduling REQUIRES at least 48 hours notice before the test date and time (excluding Sundays)

                 $40 rescheduling fee will apply

  • If the student does not show up for their lesson or test

                $50 rescheduling fee will apply

  • Payment must be received  to confirm date & time for the DPS Road Test . 


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR DPS ROAD TEST FEES

DOES YOUR TEEN NEED A PRE-TEST OR MORE LESSONS?

 Has your teen completed driver education using a parent taught program or driving school and needs a little more instruction?  


Did your teen already test with the DPS and was unsuccessful? 


Do you feel more practice is needed before the DPS ROAD TEST?


GLDA offers several DPS Road Test Prep-packages that include: a test prep lesson & overview of the DPS road test.


Package Options:

  1. Pre-test Preparation Lesson & DPS Road Test - $165
  2. 2 lessons (1 overview; 1 pre-test prep lesson & DPS Road Test - $235
  3. 3 lessons (2 overview; 1 pre-test prep lesson & DPS Road Test - $310

  • additional lessons after 3  - $70 each


When pre-registering, let our staff know which package is best for your teen! 

RESTRICTIONS- TX CLASS C PROVISIONAL DRIVER LICENSE

 The following restrictions will apply to a teen's Texas Class C Provisional Driver License until age of 18:


  • PASSENGERS LIMITATIONS : No more than ONE passenger under 21 years of age who is not a family member;
  • DRIVING CURFEW: No vehicle operation between midnight & 5am unless for employment, school-related activities or medical emergency
  • USE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES: No wireless communication device usage while driving (cell phone). This also includes Blue Tooth  or any hands free method.