Texas-Approved Driver Education
Defensive Driving Online
Completing Your Teen Driver Ed Requirement
The Texas Department of Public Safety requires teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to complete 32 hours of classroom based driver education and 44 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training in order to apply for a driver’s license. The in-class portion of driver education can be completed through our Texas Online Drivers Ed course. which does not require a parent, or with the Parent-Taught Driver Education course. Both courses can also fulfill the 44 hour behind-the-wheel requirements with an eligible parent or legal guardian acting as the driving instructor.
Here’s how both TDLR-approved courses work:
- Register for either Texas Online Drivers Ed or PTDE Course
- Complete downloadable application and mail to the TDLR (only for PTDE students)
- Complete the first unit of your course
- Complete your permit exam (online option available)
- Bring your free certificate to apply for your first learner’s permit (Teens 15 and up can apply for their permit after completing the first unit. Make sure to bring all necessary TDLR forms.)
- Complete all course material
- Complete 44 total driving hours
Behind-the-wheel course is available as an add-on through the Texas online Drivers Ed course.
Online Adult Driver Education
This Adult Driver Ed course was developed so you can complete your TX driver license requirement 100% online. No written tests at the DPS! Once you’ve finished, we will process your completion and mail the state-issued certificate to provide the DPS when applying for your license.
Texas Defensive Driving Online
Defensive driving is the most common way Texas drivers can remove points from a traffic ticket. While available in the classroom for years, defensive driving is now offered online so you can take advantage of the program from home, the office or any place with access to the internet. This course may also provide a 1-10% discount on the liability portion of your auto insurance for 3 years!
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