DPS-authorized Road Test

DPS-authorized Road Test

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NOTICE: If you plan on using a car with temporary license plates or plan on using a lifted vehicle, please call our office first! (972) 539-6992

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

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

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

Please bring the following items PRINTED and arrive approximately ten minutes before the scheduled start-time of the test (if you do not have printed documents at the start of your scheduled appointment, you will have to reschedule your test for a $25.00 reschedule fee:

If you are 16 years of age or older (or, over 18 years of age who took a teenage driver's course):

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing you have completed a Minors Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid Texas learner license for a minimum of six months (see back of permit)
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.
  • A parent/legal guardian

If you are 18-24 years of age:

  • Possess a valid ADE-1317 showing completion of a Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid Texas restricted driver license
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.

If you are 25 years of age or older:

  • Have a valid Texas restricted driver license
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.

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-authorized Road Test fee is $75.00. All testing clients are welcome to reserve in advance the use of a Vista Ridge Driving School vehicle for their road tests, for an additional fee of $50.00. 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 printed proof of vehicle liability insurance showing the specific make, model, year and VIN # of the car you will be using.

If you need to reschedule your road test, you must give Vista Ridge Driving School a minimum notice of 72 hours. There is a $25 reschedule fee if you contact us within the 72 hour window of your road test. The same window applies for a refund/test cancellation, you must contact the school with a minimum 72 hour notice to be eligible for a refund.

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