Getting Your Permit

How do I get my permit with Aceable?

You need to complete all 13 levels of your course before you’re eligible to get your permit.

The course includes the Written Knowledge Test so that you don’t need to take it at the DPS! The test will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions. You’ll have one hour to complete the test and you must score at least 70% or better (at least 21 out of 30 questions correct) in order to pass.

We’ll email you the certificates you’ll need to get your permit and start your behind-the-wheel lessons once you’ve completed your Aceable course.

Why can’t I get my permit after 6 hours?

We wanted to make the transfer process to your driving school as easy as possible. Before coming out with this awesome course, we called all sorts of driving schools (big and small) to ask how they would accept our students.

Overwhelmingly, many of the driving schools we spoke to wanted our students to complete the whole course first and then get their permit before beginning driving lessons with them.

You might not be able to get your permit as fast as your friends in parent taught or driving school, but in the end, an easy transfer means no headaches! We want to make sure that our students transferring will be accepted by any driving school they want to attend.

What do I need to bring to the DPS to get my permit?

You must be at least 15 years old to get your Texas Permit. Here are the essentials to bring with you:

  • From Aceable:
    • DE-964 Permit Certificate (we email this to you)
  • Others:
    • Your parent or legal guardian
    • Proof of Texas residency (parent or legal guardian must bring two forms of proof): deed, mortgage statement, valid and unexpired Texas voter registration card, utility bills, etc.
    • Proof of identity and lawful US presence or citizenship: valid US passport, birth certificate, or US certificate of citizenship or naturalization
    • Social Security Card
    • Verification of Enrollment (VOE): This paperwork proves that you are currently attending school and your grades and attendance are in good standing. You need to fill it out and get it signed by somebody at your school’s administrative office.* If you are not in high school but are getting your GED instead, you’ll need to bring the form to your GED program’s office and get them to sign as the administrator.

Some schools require a waiting period between when you request the VOE and when they’ll actually issue it to you (usually 24 hours). Therefore, it’s a good idea to request the VOE from your school ahead of time (we recommend at least 3-7 days before you head to the DPS).

If you get your VOE during the last week of the school year, it is good until the start of the fall semester.

During the summer, you can head to your school district’s administrative office and have them sign your VOE form.

*If you are home-schooled, Write “Home School” or the name of your home school on the top left corner of the form and your county on the top right corner of the form.

  • Check the first box, indicating your student is enrolled in a home school.
  • Type or print the student’s name.
  • Type or print one parent’s name and phone number in Administrator/Designee section.
  • Both the student and the parent must sign and date the form.
  • At DPS:
    • $16 Learner License Fee (cash, credit, check, or money order)
    • Vision Exam

When do my 6 months start?

The six-month permit period starts on the day that you receive your permit at the DPS. When you have your permit, you are only allowed to drive if there is a licensed adult 21 years old or older with you in the car. There are no restrictions on what hours you may drive during the day or night, but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the late hours of the night.

When can I start driving with someone?

Once you have your permit, you can start working on your behind-the-wheel instruction and practice hours. You cannot drive without a permit or a driver license.

Can I drive alone with a permit?

No. Absolutely not! When you have your permit, you are only allowed to drive if there is a licensed adult 21 years old or older with you in the car. There are no restrictions on what hours you may drive during the day or night, but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the late hours of the night.

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