Texas Adult Drivers Ed

Is my certificate a permit?

No, it is not. It is just proof that you completed the Adult Drivers Ed course and passed the DPS written test. You would need to use the certificate at DPS to get a permit or a license.

With a permit and a license, you are legally allowed to drive on the road. You cannot drive alone with a permit though – your front passenger must be a licensed adult 21 years or older.

What’s the certificate for then?

  • 18-24 year olds: this certificate is required for you to get your license since you are required to complete a 6-hour adult driver education course.
  • 25 and older: while this is not a state requirement for you to take this class, since the certificate¬†proves that you’ve passed the DPS written test, you can show that to DPS and avoid taking the written test at their office.

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