Texas Driver Ed FAQ
How old does my teen have to be to start a driver education course?
Our teen driver education course is for 14-17-year-olds.
If the student is 14, they may take the course but must wait until their 15th birthday to apply for a permit.
How old do I need to be to take behind-the-wheel?
You must be at least 15 years old to take behind-the-wheel lessons.
What is your refund policy?
All refund requests are unique. Please call us or email with your concern.
Adult Driver Education
I'm an adult. How do I get a permit?
All adults 18 to 24 who are applying for a learner's license (permit) are required to take a 6 hour adult driver education course.
Adults 25 and older are not required to take the adult driver education course but may if they choose. They must take the DPS written exams.
Everyone applying for a learner's license (permit) regardless of age must watch the IMPACT video (https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/ITYD/).
Please see the document "Applying for a Learner's License- Adults" in our resource section for a list of documents needed to apply for a permit.
What if my permit expires before I take the road test?
You must have a valid permit to take the road test. If your permit has expired, please stop by the DPS and renew your permit.
What do I do after I pass my road test?
When you pass the road test, you will be given a sealed envelope containing your original driver education documents and the test results. The envelope must be submitted to the DPS for your restrictions to be dropped and a new license to be issued. The envelope is not a substitute for the license.
What documents do I bring for my road test?
There are several documents you will need for both Lonestar Driving School and the DPS when taking your road test.
For Minors (teens ages 16 -17) please refer to "Driving Test (DPS Road Test) Instructions - Minors" in our Resource section.
For Adults (ages 18 and up) please refer to "Driving Test (DPS Road Test) Instructions - Adults" in our Resource section.