Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How and when do I start driver’s education? 

A: You may start at 15 years old or older.

Q: You can start any day by showing up at our classroom 10 minutes prior to class Monday through Thursday. We are closed on major holidays. 

A: How do I obtain a Texas Learner Permit?
Q: You must pass a 50-question written test at your local Texas Driver License Division office, as well as pass a vision test and present personal documents. For locations and specific requirements, see the state website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/applyforlicense.htm

A: You can train for your Texas Written Test on this website: http://www.dmv-written-test.com/texas/practice-test-1.html

Q: Do I need a Texas Learner Permit to begin driver education? 

A: No. You can start without one. However, you will need to obtain one before you can schedule the in-car training with us.
Q: Can I do the classroom portion and in-car training at the same time? 

A: Yes. You do not have to wait until you have finished the classroom portion of the course to begin in-car training. However, you do need to obtain a Texas Learner Permit and show it to an RHODES representative before you can begin in-car training.
Q: Do I still need driver education if I already have a Texas Learner Permit? 

A: Yes. The State of Texas requires you to take a driver education course that includes theory and in-car training to obtain a Texas driver license.

Q: Do I need to make an appointment to take the final test for the home study or internet courses? 

A: Yes. Please call the main office in your area during office hours to schedule a time for your internet or home study test. Please plan 30 minutes for this test. You must know your username and password to log onto the internet system. If you are doing the home study program, you must turn in your completed workbook and textbook before testing.