Race Licensing

How Do I Get My Race License?


Read this section if you have little or no track experience:

In order to be considered for a license, you will need to have participated in a NASA HPDE 4 open passing group or bring documented proof that you are qualified to drive in an open passing environment. If you are not already a regular NASA participant and can’t provide proof of experience, you will be required to start the process in the HPDE environment to verify your experience level. If you are not able to prove your skill level, you will have to spend some time in the HPDE program working up to the required level.

Once you have achieved or proven the required skill level, you will find that each region has slightly different programs for their competition schools. All NASA regions have an in-house competition licensing programs that prepare new drivers to join our competitive racing series.

NASA Texas Competition Licensing School

NASA Texas hosts a competition licensing school at every event. If you are an HPDE4 qualified driver and you are interesting in taking our licensing school please email [email protected] for additional information about how to register.

The licensing program in Texas includes a 2 hour zoom call 1-2 weeks prior to the event. During this call we review the NASA CCR and issue a written exam that you will complete before the start of the event. All comp school participants must participate in the Friday test and tune day prior to the event. During this day we will evaluate performance. At the end of the day we will do a “practice start” exercise and an “eject test” to ensure you can get out of your vehicle in the time required in the CCR. Once all of those items have been completed with a passing score you will begin racing on your provisional license that weekend.

Provisional License holder information:

Once a driver has been issued a Provisional License, he/she will only be allowed to compete in those events hosted by the Region of issuance (special exceptions may be granted upon request). Each time a Provisional License holder completes a race without incident, he/she must obtain the signature of the Race Director, or the Race Director’s appointee.

Once four races have been signed off, the Provisional License is complete, and may be submitted to the NASA National Office to obtain a National Competition License. The provisional book must be filled out and turned in to the Race Director at the beginning of an event and collected at the end of the event.

Note- NASA Provisional License holders are defined as “Rookies” (according to the CCR) and will remain so until they have finished eight races without significant incident, even thought the provisional book is completed after four races without incident. Rookie drivers must comply with the requirements in section 13.2 of the CCR.


Go to www.drivenasa.com to create a profile and purchase a membership, then follow the steps below:

  1. Complete Provisional License Application
  2.  Submit medical evaluation HERE
  3.  Wait to hear from a NASA TX official about registering for comp school.