Are you a busy teen looking to obtain your driver’s license but don’t have the time for traditional classroom instruction? Get your Texas driver’s license on your own schedule with our convenient online parent taught drivers ed course. Approved by the state and designed for busy teens. Enroll now and start driving with confidence.
All Texas teens ages 14-17 can take Parent Taught Drivers Ed, as long as they have an eligible instructor and are enrolled in school. Your instructor does not have to be your parent.
Purchase our state-approved parent taught drivers ed course.
Purchase the PTDE Program Guide from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ($20). The PTDE is a separate purchase that is required by the State of Texas.
After completing the first six hours of the course we’ll email you a Learner License Certificate. Take this certificate and a few other documents to the DPS, where you will receive your Learners Permit after the eye exam.
Take the rest of the course and complete your 44 Behind-The-Wheel hours with your instructor.
After passing the driving test you’ll have your license!
From Dallas to Houston and everywhere in-between, our course has you covered with guaranteed acceptance at every Texas DPS.
Take our course on any device, at your convenience. Flexible online learning, on your schedule. Say goodbye to rigid class schedules and hello to the freedom to learn at your own pace and on your own time.
Parent Taught Drivers Ed is for anyone ages 14-24.
To begin this course you must be at least 14 years old and have an eligible parent instructor. Keep in mind you will have to wait until you are 15 to get your learners permit and 16 to get your license.
From The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation:
The instructor must be the student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian appointed by a court. A power of attorney is not considered a legal guardian. Additionally, a parent, legal guardian, or a judge of a court with jurisdiction over the student can designate a person to instruct the course who:
Instructors cannot have:
It is your responsibility to determine if your instructor is eligible, carefully review the requirements before proceeding with the course.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requires you to purchase the PTDE packet. The packet must be purchased directly from TDLR (you can buy it here). Make sure to purchase this beforehand because DPS will not count any work you do in our course before you get your packet (they check the receipt to make sure)
Our Texas Adult Drivers Ed Course is valid in every single Texas Zip Code, City, Town, and County. We have guaranteed acceptance at every Texas DPS.
In total you’ll need 44 behind-the-wheel hours to get your license, and you’ll be able to start working on them once you get your permit. 14 of the hours need to be with your official parent instructor. The other 30 hours (10 have to be at night) can be completed with a licensed adult that is at least 21.