Behind-the-Wheel Course for Online Driver Ed
Satisfy All TDLR Driving Practice Requirements with One Convenient Course
- Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
- Save Money — Utilize Parent/Guardian Instead of Traditional Driving School
- Meets All Texas Behind-the-Wheel Requirements
Why Should I Add the Behind-the-Wheel Course?
Students who take our self-taught Online Driver Education course can meet the state-mandated requirement of 44 hours of behind-the-wheel and in-car observation by adding our Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) course after finishing the online course portion. Students opting for our convenient BTW course fulfill TDLR requirements when accompanied by a parent, an approved guardian, or a traffic school instructor.
NOTE: Before beginning the BTW course, the student must have already completed the 32 hours of online instruction provided in the self-taught Driver Education course.
How Does the Behind-the-Wheel Course Work?
Our BTW driving course helps teens safely learn and practice the skills necessary to pass the DPS driving test to obtain a driver's license.
Once they've completed the 32 hours of online course instruction and have earned a learner's permit, students are ready to fulfill their BTW training needs by starting the in-car portion of their driver education. The BTW course allows a parent — or eligible family member, guardian, or driving instructor — to give the teen hands-on instruction using our easy-to-follow BTW course materials. The course lets the student and adult work together to fulfill the required 44 hours of BTW driving practice.
Taking your mandatory behind-the-wheel training at a traditional traffic school with an instructor is an option, but it can be expensive. Our BTW course also offers a more affordable opportunity by allowing a parent/guardian to assist instead — and it's competitively priced to fit your budget.
Our included course materials instruct parents on how to teach new drivers the rules of the road, the dangers of driving, how to read and obey traffic signals and signs, distracted driving, and inclement weather driving, defensive driving techniques to stay safe while driving, and more, to prepare them for obtaining a driver's license. The BTW course is self-paced and has no time requirements.
Meet TDLR Requirements
Our Behind-the-Wheel course satisfies the TDLR-required:
- 7 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction
- 7 hours of in-car observation
- 30 hours of additional behind-the-wheel practice
- Course provides downloadable PDFs for In-Car Observations, Behind-the-Wheel Instructions, In-Car Assessments, the 30 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Guide, the 30 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Practice Log, and In-Car Observation & Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Log.
Who Can Be My Behind-the-Wheel Instructor?
During the BTW course, a qualified adult must accompany the student. The adult must be a parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, or legal guardian (guardians must have proper court documents). Students can also take the BTW course with a certified instructor at a commercial driving school.