Is this course for a Learner's Permit or Driver's License?

This satisfies the driver education requirements for both a Texas learner's permit and a Texas driver's license. Once the first module is completed, the student may apply for a learner's permit as long as he 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, this course is approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) to fulfill the Parent Taught Driver Education requirement.

Can I sign up and begin the course today?

You may only begin the 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 Public Safety
PO Box 1449008
Austin, TX 78714

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.

How long is the course?

The course is a total of 32 hours as required by Texas state law.

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 course at the age of 14, but you must be 15 to apply for a learner's permit.

When do I get my final certificate of completion?

You may download your certificate of completion immediately upon finishing the 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.

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