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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 (Over the Age of 18)

You must pass the written exam before you are eligible to perform your skills (drive) test with a Driver License Examiner. Over the age of 18 a Learner Permit is not required. If you have a Learner Permit you must have held it for a minimum of 30 days.

You will need to bring the following:
  1. Primary ID — usually a state-certified birth certificate. For a complete list of acceptable primary identification documents, click here.
  2. Social Security Number.
  3. The Insurance Security Verification Form that has the vin number matching the vehicle you will be driving.

    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. 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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