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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.


DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

Drive Test (Between the Age of 16 and 16 1/2)

You must have a learner permit for a minimum of 6 months from the issue date. You have to go to a Driver License Exam station and perform your skills (drive) test with a Driver License Examiner or if you have completed an Approved Driver Education course, you may test with an approved Designated Examiner.

You will need to bring the following:
  1. Your Learner Permit
    Click here for optional Primary ID if you lost your permit
  2. Insurance Security Verification Form
    The Insurance Security Verification Form that has the VIN number matching the vehicle you will be driving.
  3. Social Security Number

  4. Driver Education Completion Certificate

  5. Parent or Legal Guardian
    If the parent or legal guardian cannot be present they can download this form, complete it in the presence of a notary public and have the applicant bring it to the examiner.

    Note: The Vehicle must have a current tag, valid insurance and pass a vehicle inspection.
 NOTICE: In accordance with Administrative Rule 595:10-3-9
The skills examination will not be conducted when examination route roadways are considered by the examiner to be slick or hazardous due to inclement weather.


NOTE: If you have scheduled an online appointment you can reschedule with no charge until one (1) minute before the appointment time. Go to the appointment schedule website and click on the "Search my Appointments" button.

To go to the online scheduler Click Here

Last Modified on Oct 26, 2020
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