Texas Driver Education Online for Ages 14 and Up!

Texas Online Drivers Ed
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Parent-Taught Driver Ed
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Adult Driver Education
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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. Learn more about which course is right for you.

Here's how both TDLR-approved courses work:

Texas TDLR Approved
  1. Register for either Texas Online Drivers Ed or PTDE Course
  2. Complete downloadable application and mail to the TDLR (only for PTDE students)
  3. Complete the first unit of your course
  4. Complete your permit exam online
  5. Bring your permit exam completion certificate and all necessary forms to the DPS
  6. Complete all course material
  7. 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.

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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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