Teens - Ready To Learn How To Drive?
If you're at least 15 years old, then you are ready to start taking your drivers ed course to get your Texas Driver Permit. Our DPS Approved Driver Education course provides you and your parent everything you need to learn how to be a safe driver and get behind the wheel.
What You Need To Know About Getting Your Texas Drivers Permit:
Steps To Getting Your Permit (Phase 1)
- Enroll in our course - it's easy, and will only take a few minutes
- Your parents also need to apply with the DPS in order to qualify to teach you the course – more on Parent's Page.
- Complete the first 6 hours of the course - once you've completed the first portion, we'll send you an e-mail letting you know it's time to go to the DPS and apply for your Texas Driver Permit.
- Finish the second part of the course (26 hours) - at this point, you can start driving with you parents and logging your hours. You'll need 7 hours of in-car training and 7 hours of behind- the-wheel practice.
- Pass the final and get your Certificate - you're guaranteed to pass, which means you can take the final as many times as you need to until you get a passing score!
What's Next? (Phase 2)
After you've completed our Texas Drivers Education course, passed the final, and received your Certificate, you must have your Texas Driver Learner Permit for a period of 6 consecutive months without it having been suspended/revoked, and you must be at least 16 years old, in order to apply for your Provisional License. You may only apply for your license when all of the Texas Driver Permit Requirements have been fulfilled.
The Parent Taught Driver Education Course is available to teens between the ages of 14 and 17. A teen must be at least 14 to take this Parent Taught course and 15 to get learner’s permit or drivers license. This Parent Taught Driver Ed 101 course includes the required parent-taught behind-the-wheel training!
However, before the instructor (parent, stepparent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian) begins teaching this course, the instructor must have a valid TEXAS driver license for the preceding three years. Register your texas drivers ed for 18 year olds course now
► Read More about Parent Taught Drivers Education Course 101
These include the Texas Parental Driver Education packet Affidavit DL-90a, DL-90b & Texas PTDE Course 101 request form
► Texas DPS PTDE DL-90A course 101 (Download the form, It's Free! )
► Texas DPS PTDE DL-90B course 101 ( Download the form, It's Free! )
► Request for a Parent Taught Driver Education Packet Form ( Download the form, It's Free! )
► DL-91a Printable Form - Classroom Instruction Log Record
Parents - What You'll Need To Do
Just like your teen registers for our Texas Driver Education course, you'll need to complete a form during the sign-up process and submit it to the DPS. There is a $20 fee, and the fee and form will need to be submitted for each teen that will completing the Texas Driver Education course. Once the DPS has received your form and payment, you will receive a driver education packet in 2-3 weeks.
Make Sure You're Qualified
In order to teach Parent-Taught Driver Education 101 in Texas, you:
- Must be the student's parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian appointed by a court.
- Must have had a valid Texas driver license for the last 3 years
- Cannot have a conviction (including a probated sentence) of criminally negligent homicide or driving while intoxicated.
- Must not have had your driving privileges suspended, revoked or forfeited for traffic related violations in the past 3 years.
- According to the DPS, it is your responsibility to check your records prior to submitting your form.
Even More Benefits for You…
Completing this DPS Parent Taught Drivers Education 101 course in Texas may qualify you to receive an insurance discount; another great reason to take our course! In order to find out if you are eligible for a discount, contact your auto insurance provide. And, make sure you keep a copy of the Certificate of Completion we send you after you finish the course - you'll need it to prove you and you teen successfully completed our Texas Driver Education course.