How to Get Your Texas Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form

Quick Answer: Get a Verification of Enrollment form from the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation website, and have your high school, home school, or GED program office sign and verify your VOE form.

If you plan to apply for your permit or driver's license, you will need a form called a VOE, or Verification of Enrollment. Texas law requires a VOE form for those under 18 applying for a learner's permit or provisional driver's license who don't have a high school diploma. It verifies that you're enrolled in public, home, or private school and attend classes.

Learn more about the requirements for a VOE and how to fill one out.

What Are the Verification Requirements for a VOE?

The exact rules for a VOE are as follows:

  • Be enrolled in school and be able to prove attendance for the past 80 days. Students must meet the minimum attendance level for class credit in the most recent semester AND have received credit for all courses taken in the previous semester.

  • Be enrolled in a high school equivalency preparation program for the past 45 days.

  • Be enrolled in a GED program for at least 45 calendar days.

You can submit your diploma instead of a VOE form if you already graduated from high school or a GED program.

How Long Is the VOE Valid For?

The VOE is only valid for 30 days during the school year, so make sure to get it in the appropriate timeframe. If you get your VOE signed within the last five days of the school year, it is valid for 90 days instead of 30. If you forgot to get your VOE form before the school year ended, you can try calling your school to see if there are summer administrative hours. If so, head there and have the registrar sign it for you.

Summer permit tip: If you get your learner’s permit and want to knock out your behind-the-wheel hours over the summer, remember the one-hour limit. Driving six hours in one day on that family road trip isn’t a good idea. If you’re doing Texas Parent Taught Driver’s Ed, your practice logs should only show one hour of driving per day.

How to Complete a VOE Form

Completing a VOE form is quite simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Print and fill out the Verification of Enrollment form.

  2. Sign the form and have your parents sign it.

  3. Bring the VOE to the administrator’s office at your school.

  4. The school administrator will fill in their name, title, phone number, and the issuance date.

How to Fill Out a VOE if You Were Home-Schooled

If you are home schooled, there is a slightly different process to filling out a VOE. Make sure you fill it out this way:

  1. Write “Home School” or the name of your home school in the top left corner of the form and your county in the top right corner of the form.

  2. Check the first box, indicating you're enrolled in a home school.

  3. Print and sign your name and provide the date.

  4. Print one parent’s name and phone number in the Administrator/Designee section. They must also sign and date it.

How to Obtain a VOE if You Have a Different Education Situation

If you fall under one of these odd circumstances, you may have to do the following:

  • Moving to a different school: We recommend contacting your previous school first and asking if they will issue you a VOE form. If not, contact your new school even though you have never taken any classes there.

  • Moving from middle school to high school but meeting the requirements for getting a permit: Again, we recommend contacting your middle school first to ask for a VOE form. If not, contact your high school.

What if I Can't Get My VOE?

Call your local DPS and ask if they will accept a report card showing that you had 90% attendance for the previous semester AND that you have received credits for all classes taken. However, this is entirely up to your local DPS if they will accept it. Only use this option as a last resort, since a VOE is easy to acquire.

Obtain Your VOE and Start the Licensing Process

Once you obtain your VOE, you're one step closer to getting behind the wheel in Texas. The next step is signing up for a driver's ed course at Aceable. Whether you do Parent Taught Driver's Ed or go with an instructor, we can help. Our easy-to-digest lessons will teach you all you need to know to drive safely.