DPS Approved Road Tests

DPS Approved Road Tests

Distribution Fee
$75.00
Sale price
$75.00

Take your road test through Southlake Driving School, a DPS-authorized third party testing location. 

The Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) program was implemented September 1, 2014 authorizing Commercial Driver Education schools that meet requirements set by the Department to administer the driving skills examination.

Southlake Driving School is an approved Third Party Skills Testing school and may administer the driving skills examination to those who meet the criteria.

At the time of the test:

If you are 16 years of age or older:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing you have completed a Minors Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid learner license for a minimum of six months
  • A certificate from the DPS Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) video and receive a certificate dated within 90 days of the skills examination. You can find more information on the ITTD program here.

If you are 18-24 years of age:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 or ADE-1317 showing completion of a Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • A certificate from the DPS Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) video and receive a certificate dated within 90 days of the skills examination. You can find more information on the ITYD program here.

If you are 25 years of age or older:

  • A valid Texas Learners Driver License
  • A certificate from the DPS Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITYD) video and receive a certificate dated within 90 days of the skills examination. Please note: While the DPS Impact Texas Adult Drivers is still in development, you can take the Impact Texas Young Drivers program in its place. You can find more information on the ITYD program here.

If you are older than 25 and are applying for a Texas driver license for the first time, you are not required to have completed driver education, however it is highly recommended.

The DPS-approved Road Test fee is $75.00. All testing clients are welcome to reserve in advance the use of a Southlake Driving School vehicle for their road tests, for an additional fee of $25.00. If possible, please contact us ahead of your scheduled road test, in order to confirm the availability of a road test vehicle. If you decide to use your personal vehicle for the road test, this vehicle must have a current inspection/registration sticker, front and rear license plates, and proof of vehicle liability insurance.

Be prepared for your road test! Download these road test resources.