Trinity Valley Community College


Drivers Education
Posted: 2/13/2015 11:47:30 AM
Students may enroll in the Complete course, Classroom only or Behind the Wheel and Simulator only.


Students may enroll in the Complete course, Classroom only or Behind the Wheel and Simulator only.

Pre-Requisites: Student MUST be at least 15 years old. Following the third class period student will be eligible to take test for Learner’s Permit. At that time, DPS will require

  1. Original or certified copy of birth certificate,
  2. Original Social Security card, and
  3. Proof of school enrollment form. REPORT CARD IS NOT ACCEPTABLE for proof of enrollment. Proof of school enrollment form is available from the student’s high school and should not be over 30 days old.
  4. Effective May 7, 2012 you must prove that either your residence or your domicile is in Texas and that you have lived here for at least 30 days in order to apply for an original Texas non-commercial driver license or ID card.  You must prove your Texas residency by showing two acceptable documents that contain your name and residential address.  One of the documents must prove that you have lived in Texas for at least 30 days, unless you are surrendering a valid, unexpired driver license from another state; then the 30 day requirement is waived.  For a list of acceptable documents visit  

Possible substitutions for birth certificate are: U.S. Passport, or Texas ID card. Contact Department of Public Safety to clarify any questions regarding eligibility prior to enrollment. Failure to provide the three documents that DPS requires at the appropriate time after class begins will prevent the student from continuing class.

ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING STATE LAW OR REGULATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. Eight hours of driving (4 driving, 4 observing), and 12 hours of simulator are scheduled in addition to classroom time (32 hours). Tuition is not refundable after classes have started. .

Click here for schedule of Driver's Ed Classes. 



The Department of Public Safety requires that students ages 18-25 seeking a Texas drivers license, complete a six-hour course prior to receiving their license.  TVCC offers this course monthly in either Athens or Palestine. 

Click here for schedule of Adult Ed Driver's Ed Classes.

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