Verification of Enrollment (VOE)

Starting September 1, 2015, the driver education and safety program will be administered by TDLR instead of the Education Service Center for Region XIII and the Department of Public Safety. 

VOE Form  (updated 12-9-15)
 
VOE Flow Chart (updated 12-9-15)
 
 
Driver License Attendance Verification (Secondary Grade Levels Only) For a student between the ages of 16 and 18 to obtain a driver license, written parental permission must be provided for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to access the student’s attendance records and, in certain circumstances, for a school administrator to provide the student’s attendance information to DPS. A verification of enrollment (VOE) form may be obtained from the office, which the student will need to submit to DPS upon application for a driver license.  

An administrator may authorize a VOE if:

1)     The school considers the student currently enrolled (during summer- was enrolled at the end of the spring semester) at the time the student applies for the VOE, and

2)     The school awarded the student *credit for each class the semester prior to application for the VOE.

a.  If the student was not awarded credit for each class the semester prior to application for the VOE, the school will examine attendance records for the semester prior to application for the VOE and determine whether the student attended at least 80 days.  If so, the VOE may be issued.

Texas Administrative Code, Section 15.39 states the student must be currently enrolled, or during summer was enrolled at the end of the spring semester, in a public or private school and who attended classes at least 80 days during the fall or spring semester immediately preceding the date of application.

*Texas Education Code, Section 25.092 states that a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90% of the days the class is offered. The 90% attendance rule applies when determining VOE eligibility for semesters with less than 88 days. The school will need to determine whether the student attended at least 80 days for semesters with 89 or more days.     

Effective September 1, 2015, TDLR administratively transferred the provisions in §75.1005, and §75.1014, and codified them in TAC. 
 
TTC § 521.204 : Section 521.204: RESTRICTIONS ON MINOR 
 
The school may advise students and parents that do not meet these requirements that they may qualify for a hardship driver license. Interested students and parents should contact the DPS for additional information. 
 
 
 
 
 
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