Parent-Taught Driver Education Online

Texas TDLR Approved

The Texas Department of Public Safety allows driver ed to be completed outside of the classroom if the course is part of the approved parent-taught driver education program. This program, also known as PTDE, helps students and parents connect on the important topics of driving safety and ensures qualified adult guidance during driving hours. Click here to download the program process at-a-glance.

How Does it Work?

Each student and parent is required to request approval to complete the parent-taught driver education by completing a TDLR application. Once you have been approved, the TDLR will send you a Parent Taught Driver Ed Program Guide filled with information and forms. Once your TDLR guide has been received, you will be able to begin the online course material necessary to apply for your first Texas learner's license and driver's license. The Parent Taught Program is an alternative for opting to take drivers education in formal school setting, but also comes with some important roles and responsibilities. » Learn More

Texas Drivers Permit

Teens 15–17 can apply for their drivers permit after completion of the 1st unit. The student and parent or legal guardian must bring all required forms (which are included in the program guide you receive from the TDLR) to their local Texas Department of Public Safety office. » Learn More

Take Your Permit Test Online

Students using our parent-taught program can skip the stress and hassle of taking the written test at the DPS. Our DPS-approved online permit exam allows you to take the official permit test online in the comfort of your home. Upon passing the exam, students will receive notation on their certificate as proof of completion. If you have any questions about this process, simply contact our live 24/7 support and we will help to answer any questions you may have.

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