TEA-Approved Courses Now TDLR Approved

Written by Staff Writer

Effective September 1st, 2015, Texas' driver education and defensive driving programs are no longer under the jurisdiction of Texas Education Agency (TEA). Under Texas Education Code Chapter 1001, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is now responsible for monitoring and approving Texas driving courses, including:

  • Driver Education Schools
  • Parent Taught Driver Education Programs
  • Driving Safety Course Providers
  • Driving Safety Schools and Instructors

TEA Defensive Driving & Adult Driver Ed Certificates

Have you received a certificate for defensive driving or adult driver education from the TEA (Texas Education Agency)? Although the certificates will now be issued from the TDLR, TEA certificates will remain valid and you may continue to use them.

TEA-Approved Schools & Programs

As of this time, all licensed or approved schools and programs (including defensive driving and adult driver education) under the TEA are now TDLR-Approved and all courses must be TDLR-Approved in order to be valid. In the future, these schools will need to re-apply under new regulations set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The TEA remains the approving agency for public primary and secondary education. For more information regarding TEA approved courses and regulations, visit their website.

TDLR-Approved Courses

TexasDrivingSchool.com is proud to offer TDLR-Approved courses. If you have any further questions on these changes, please contact us.