Is this course for a Learner's Permit or Driver's License?
Both Parent-Taught Driver Education and Online Texas Driver's ed satisfy the driver education requirements for both a Texas learner's permit and a Texas driver's license. Once the first module of either course is completed, the student may apply for a learner's permit as long as he or she is 15 years old. The student will then continue the course while also completing behind-the-wheel training in preparation to apply for a driver's license at the age of 16.
Is this course approved?
Yes, all three of our courses are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TX TDLR).
Can I sign up and begin the course today?
You may begin either the Adult Driver Education or the Online Texas Driver's Ed today.
You may only begin the parent-taught course once you have received a Parent Taught Driver Education packet from the TX DPS.
How do I get a PTDE packet?
You must first submit an application (DL-92) to the TX DPS requesting the PTDE packet and a check or money order for $20 to:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711-2157
Within three weeks you will receive a PTDE packet.
What does behind-the-wheel training consist of?
Once you have obtained a Texas learner's permit, you may begin to practice driving a car as long as your parent or guardian with a valid driver's license is in the car with you. In order to obtain a driver's license you must complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training and at least 10 of these hours must be at night.
Will I get a certificate after I complete the first module?
Yes, after the first module of the course is completed, you will be sent a certificate. Bring this to the DPS to apply for your learner's permit.
You will not be sent a certificate upon completing the first module of the Adult Driver Education Course. As students of this course do not need to take a permit exam, you will be sent a certificate of completion once the entire course is finished.
Can I stop in the middle of the course?
Yes, you may break up the course into as many sessions as you like. Log on and off as much as you want. Your course progress will be saved.
Do I have to be 15 to start the course?
No, you may register and begin the Parent-Taught Driver Education Course or the Online Texas Driver Education Course at the age of 14, but you must be 15 to apply for a learner's permit.
You must be 18-yeras or older to take the Adult Driver Education Course
What if I have a question while taking the course?
If you have any questions while taking the course, customer support is available 24/7 through live chat, email, or by calling 1-877-463-2477.