The Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) program authorizes Driver Education schools that have been certified by the Department to administer the driving test for Class C non-commercial driver license applicants. This program is intended to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a motor vehicle, and also reduces the time you must wait to take your driving test.
Approved Driver Education schools have undergone a certification process by the Department which includes:
You may be able to complete the drive test at an approved Driver Education school for the issuance of your Texas driver license, provided you meet the following criteria:
If you are 16 years of age or older:
If you are 18-24 years of age:
If you are 25 years of age or older:
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.
To schedule a drive test at an authorized Driver Education school, follow the link below:
NOTE: Fees assessed for a drive test administered by a Driver Education school are not regulated by the Department.
Information on the Third Party Skills Testing Program can be found here: