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The Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) program was implemented September 1, 2014 authorizing Commercial Driver Education schools that apeet requirements set by the Department to administer the driving skills examination.

Vista Ridge Driving School is an approved Third Party Skills Testing school and may administer the driving skills examination to those who meet the criteria.

At the time of the test:

If you are 16 years of age or older:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing you have completed a Minors Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid learner license for a minimum of six months
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.

If you are 18-24 years of age:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 or ADE-1317 showing completion of a Driver Education Course
  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.

If you are 25 years of age or older:

  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • Complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the drive test.

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.

The DPS-approved Road Test fee is $75.00. All testing clients are welcome to reserve in advance the use of a Vista Ridge Driving School vehicle for their road tests, for an additional fee of $25.00. If possible, please contact us ahead of your scheduled road test, in order to confirm the availability of a road test vehicle. If you decide to use your personal vehicle for the road test, this vehicle must have a current inspection/registration sticker, front and rear license plates, and proof of vehicle liability insurance.

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Cancellation Policy: There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours of appointment. If you would like to reschedule your appointment or cancel your appointment and receive a refund, please notify us via email at least 72 hours before your scheduled appointment.