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Department of Public Safety (DPS) Road Test (a.k.a Third Party Skills Testing)

Please read carefully before registering

DPS Road Test| $65

1. Pioneer isn't the DPS, a state agency, or a government entity. Pioneer isn't endorsed by the DPS. We do not have access to the DPS database or your driving record.

2. The paperwork and road test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.  

3. All applicants under 18 years of age must hold their permit for 6 months prior to taking the DPS road test. Don't schedule a road test until after you have held the permit for 6 months. Your actions will result in a forfeiture of your $65.

4. If you are late, no-show, or fail to cancel your appointment 24 hours prior to your chosen road test time, you will not be allowed to take the test. Your actions will result in a forfeiture of your $65.

5. Walk-in fee is $80 cash. Credit card, debit card, and personal check are not accepted when you walk-in.  If you did not register and schedule a road test, then it's a walk-in. 

6. There's an additional $25 charge to use Pioneer's vehicle to take the road test. Pay the cash fee on the day of your test.

7. Take the test in your own vehicle, no charge! Your vehicle must meet the DPS' requirements:

8. All applicants must watch the age-appropriate IMPACT Texas Driver Video pprior to taking the DPS road test. Print the course completion certificate and bring certificate to Pioneer. 

9. You must bring a printed copy of all required documents to take the road test. 

  • Failure to bring all of the required document will result in a loss of your $65 fee.  
  • You can not take the test if you failed to bring all required documents.   
  • Pioneer will not print out your documents from your cell phone
  • The required documents are listed according to the applicant's age:

         Teen Applicant (16 - 17 years of age) 

  • Applicant's proof of identification must include one of the following:
    • Texas Class C learner's license with "B & F" restrictions (card) OR
    • Temporary Class C learner's license with "B & F" restrictions (paper copy)
  • Parent or guardian must bring their current driving license
  • Verification of Enrollment (VOE) and Attendance form
    • Get form from your high school attendance office
  • Behind-The-Wheel Instruction Log - 30 Hours
  • Impact Texas Teen Driver (ITTD) video course completion certificate
  • 32-hours Teen Course completion certificate (DE-964 form)
    • Classroom Session (get certificate from driving school) OR
    • On-line Course (get certificate from on-line driving school) OR
    • Parent Taught Course (get certificate from on-line driving school)
      • On-line school must enter class completion date on the certificate
      • Parent must enter in-car sessions completion date on the certificate

         Adult Applicant (18 years of age and older) 

  • Impact Texas Young Driver (ITYD) video course completion certificate
  • Applicant's proof of identification must include one of the following:
    • Texas Class C driver license with "B" restriction (card) OR
    • Temporary Class C driver's license with "B" restriction (paper copy)

10. When paying on-line, applicants can view the calendar and schedule their road test.    

  • After completing the registration and paying the registration fee, logout and back into website using your username and password. 
  • Click "Schedule DPS RT Period" to view the calendar. 
  • Choose your test time.

11. When paying with cash, applicant can not see the available time slots on our calendar. The test administrator will assist you with scheduling your road test.

  • After registering, call Pioneer test administrator at 972-637-3131. 
  • There's an additional $10 administration fee for the test administrator to schedule your road test time when paying in cash. 
  • There isn't a additional fee when paying with credit card.

12. After you pass the test, you will be given a sealed envelope to take to the DPS to obtain your driver's license. Don't open the envelope. The DPS will not accept an open envelope.

  • Pioneer is not in any way responsible for the lost envelope or liable if the paperwork has expired because the envelope was not taken to the DPS office in a timely manner. 

13. If you fail the road test, you can retest in the next available time slot. 

  • You must retest at DPS office after a third failed road test at Pioneer.
  • All retest are the same price as the prior test.