If you are convicted of a drug or controlled substance offense:
If you did not have a driver license at the time of the offense, you will be denied the issuance of a driver license for 180 days. This denial of issuance, also known as an Order of Prohibition, starts when you contact the Department inquiring about applying for, or obtaining, a driver license. For additional information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Approved Drug Education Program classes are offered through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Failure to complete the required 15-hour class will result in a revocation of your driver license beyond the original 180-day suspension.
Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver license, you must complete each of the following:
For information on submitting compliance and fees to the Department, visit Reinstating your Driver License or Driving Privilege.
You may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while your driver license is suspended to drive a non-commercial motor vehicle. To learn more about occupational licenses or to determine if you may be eligible to apply, please visit our Occupational License webpage.
To check the status of your driver license or to determine if you are eligible for reinstatement, visit the License Eligibility webpage. This page will provide you with information on what you will need to reinstate your driver license or driving privilege, including any fees you may owe. Once all compliance items have been processed and your mandatory suspension period has ended, your driver eligibility status will be updated to reflect "eligible".
For more information on Drug related suspensions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage or download the Driver License Enforcement Actions chart for a complete list of driver license suspensions and revocations.