Adult Driver Education Questions

Do I need to take adult driver ed?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24 and are looking to apply for your first Texas driver's license, then you must successfully complete adult driver education.

Is this adult driver ed approved by the state of Texas?

Yes, this course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) to meet your adult driver's license requirement as stated by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Can I enroll and get started on the course before my 18th birthday?

Texas Senate Bill 1317 specifies that adult driver education is only for adults; you must be 18 years old to enroll in the course.

Can I take a Defensive Driving course instead of the Adult Driver Ed course?

Texas Defensive Driving is a driver safety course used to dismiss a traffic ticket or lower your insurance premiums. Adults between the ages of 18–25 must take an approved adult driver education course in order to get a Texas driver's license.

How long is the online adult driver ed?

This course is the required total of 6 hours.

Do I have to complete the course in one sitting?

No, the system saves your progress each time you log out so you can take the course at your own pace.

When will I get my certificate?

Your digital certificate will be available for download in your account within 7 days of graduation. Expedite options are also available.

How do I apply for a Texas driver's license?

The Texas Department of Public safety requires you to present proof of successful completion of the driver education course. However, you must still take a driving skills examination test at the DPS. This is required for all drivers seeking a Texas license.

Do I have to take a written test at the DMV?

No. You will not need to complete a written test if you successfully complete our online driver education and submit proof of completion to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

What do I need to get a Texas driver license?

All first time applicants for a Texas driver's license must:

  • Apply in person at your local Texas DPS
  • Present documents that verify your identity.
  • Present documents that verify you are a U.S. citizen or have lawful presence. All information on each document must match. Additional documentation may be required to verify conflicting information, incomplete names, and date of birth.
  • Present proof of Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must complete a Social Security Affidavit form available at the driver license office.
  • Present proof of Texas vehicle registration and liability insurance on all vehicles you own. Complete the application for driver license or identification card (PDF). You may type your information on the form, print it, and bring it with you to the office. If you don't have a printer, the form is also available at the office.
  • Consent to be photographed, fingerprinted, and provide your signature at the time of application.
  • If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you must provide proof that you completed an adult driver education course. You must also pass a driving test and vision exam. Because your driver education course includes a final exam, you do not need to take the written test in person to get your license.
  • Pay the required fee
  • Provide a vehicle for the driving exam and present current liability insurance, Texas vehicle registration, and inspection for the vehicle.

I didn't get my certificate, what do I do?

If you did not receive your certificate within 7 days, please contact us. Call us at 1-877-463-2477 or select the live-chat button at the top right of the screen. You can also email us at info@texasdrivingschool.com.

How can I leave a review or resolve a complaint?

We have created a special site for our users to review their course, share their course experience or alert us to issues that might require extra support. Visit http://reviews.texasdrivingschool.com to leave your review, share a complaint or explain your problem; please make sure to leave your e-mail address if you need a response from our Quality Assurance team.

What is the Impact Texas Young Drivers program?

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires drivers to complete the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) program before they can take their behind-the-wheel driving skills exam. The course is a free one-hour video that explains the life-changing consequences of distracted driving. You can sign up for the ITYD course on the Texas DPS website.

Who is required to take the Impact Texas Young Drivers program?

The program is mandatory for drivers ages 18 to 24 who completed an adult driver education course. Adults 25 and up must also take the course whether or not they take an adult driver education course, which is optional for this age group.

How can I get my Impact Texas Young Drivers certificate?

When you finish the program, the Texas Department of Public Safety will email you a certificate of completion. Print the certificate and provide it to the driver license office before you take your driving skills exam. The certificate will expire 90 days after you complete the course.