Getting Your License

How/when do I get a license?

Woo-hoo! You’re almost ready to hit the road. If you’re under 18, you’ll need to meet these requirements in order to get your license:

  1. Must be at least 16 years old
  2. Learner’s Permit held for 1 year and 1 day (must be surrendered at time of testing)
  3. Can’t have been convicted of any traffic violations that prohibit issuance of Class D license
  4. Must pass vision exam again
  5. You will need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or Authorized Driver Training Instructor. They will need to bring their ID and sign the application. If they are your legal guardian, they will also need to bring documentation showing that they are your legal guardian. If they are not your parent or guardian, they will need to sign a Responsible Adult Affidavit, provide their ID, and submit paperwork to show your relationship. You can read more about these requirements here.
  6. Completed ADAP or eADAP course
  7. If you are under 17, you must also have earned your Aceable Certificate of Completion.
  8. Optional: Complete Skip-a-Step
    • Want to save time at the DDS? You can fill out the required online application form before your appointment.
    • Completed applications are good for 30 days

If you meet all of these requirements, you can schedule your Road Skills test here. Don’t forget to bring all of the documents found in this Help Center Article


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COVID-19 UPDATE: MAILED CERTIFICATE PROCESSING SHUT DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Aceable certificate Fulfillment Team is doing our part and will be abiding by the shelter in place order in Houston. Effective March 24 2020, we have shut down our certificate processing center. We will resume mailing certificates as soon as the Houston order is lifted. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. For all Coronavirus Impact Updates, please click here.