Frequently Asked Questions

When do I apply for my Learner's Permit?

Both Parent-Taught Driver Ed and Self-Taught Online Driver 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 if he or she is 15 years old. The student then continues the course while also completing behind-the-wheel training in preparation to apply for a driver's license at the age of 16.

Because Adult Driver Ed students are already 18 or over when they start the driver ed course, they don't need to get a learner's permit.

Are these courses Texas state-approved?

Yes, all three of our courses are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR).

How long are these Driver Education online courses?

The Adult Driver Ed course is the Texas state-required minimum of 6 hours.

The online portions of the Self-Taught Driver Ed and the Parent-Taught Driver Ed courses are the state-required minimum of 32 hours

Can I sign up and begin the course today?

Both the Adult Driver Ed and the Self-Taught Online Driver Ed can be started immediately after you register for the course.

If you opt for a Parent-Taught Driver Ed course, you can't begin the course until you have received PTDE packet from the DPS.

If I opt for PTDE, how do I get a PTDE packet?

You must first submit an application (DL-92) to the 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

You will receive a PTDE packet within 3 weeks.

What does behind-the-wheel training consist of?

After you have gotten your Texas learner's permit, you may begin to practice driving a car if your parent or guardian with a valid driver's license is in the car with you. 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. Those who take our self-taught Online Driver Ed have the option to add our Behind-the-Wheel course after completing their 32 hours of online instruction. Learn the benefits of adding our BTW course here.

What is an Impact course?

Every student must complete a mandatory Impact course provided free by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to obtain a Texas driver's license. The program is meant to reduce the risk of being involved in automobile crashes, especially those caused by distracted driving, the number one killer of drivers in the U.S. Proof of completion of your Impact course must be provided when you apply for your license at the DPS. Learn more here.

Will I get a certificate after I complete the first module?

For Parent-Taught and Self-Taught Driver Ed, you will receive a certificate after the first module of the course is completed. 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 Ed Course. As students of this course do not need to take a permit exam, they 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 Ed course or the Self-Taught Online Driver Ed course at the age of 14, but you must be 15 to apply for a learner's permit.

You must be 18 years or older to take the Adult Driver Ed 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 or email.