Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP)
All applicants must apply to the Office of Motor Vehicles for a class E Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) prior to participation in the knowledge test, operation of a motor vehicle during on-road driving skills instruction, or participation in the on-road driving skills test. The TIP may be issued to any individual that is at least 14 years of age. The TIP allows a driver education student to operate a motor vehicle when accompanied by a driver education instructor and when completing behind-the-wheel instruction or during the administration of a skills test. Applicants shall meet all other Office of Motor Vehicles identification requirements. This requirement does not apply to applicants enrolled in a National Guard Youth Challenge Program. Any student enrolled in driver education, driver training program, or a pre-licensing training course prior to 09/04/2018 is exempt from this requirement.
To start Driver's Education you must apply for a Temporary Instruction Permit at the DMV. Down below is the link to set an appointment at the Lake Charles DMV location to receive the TIP Card.
Documents Required for Issuance of a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP)
-Acceptable verification includes your Social Security card, W2 form, or a print out from the Social Security Administration verifying the number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, a letter from the Social Security Administration must be presented. The number may also be given verbally.
Additional Requirements for Applicants Seventeen and Under
The signature of the custodial parent or legal guardian is required for the issuance of any license (including first time applications, duplicates and changing restrictions).
Class "E" licenses expire on your birthday in approximately 6 years from the date of issuance. Driver's license fees vary depending on the office location and the age of the applicant.
Up to a $6.00 service fee may be accessed at certain field offices.
Cash, credit/debit cards and personal checks are accepted as payment.