Texas Parent-Taught Driver Education Program Guide (PTDE)

The Parent Taught Driver Education Program Guide is provided by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and is required to be obtained before starting any course work. The guide includes the documents needed to successfully complete the program and to obtain a learner's permit and, eventually, a provisional license. This includes general parent-taught program information, sample lesson plans, a list of required instructional topics, official logs and affidavit forms and a Texas Drivers Handbook, among other items.

  1. REQUEST. A parent or legal guardian must request the program guide from the TDLR. This guide and its fee are not included in your course purchase price. The guide costs $20.00 and is payable with a credit card, check, or money order. To request your guide, you have two options.

    First, you may request the parent-taught program guide online here: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/driver/parenttaughtprogram.htm. You may have the guide emailed or mailed to yourself.

    Second, you may fill out the following request form https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/driver/drivereduforms.htm#parent-app and mail it with a $20.00 check or money order payable to: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

    Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
    PO Box 12157
    Austin, TX 78711-2157

    **Please note that requesting the guide by email will let you receive it sooner than by mail.**

  2. WAIT. The Parent Taught Driver Education Program Guide can take up to three weeks to arrive from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for those who choose to complete a paper copy or to pay using a check or money order. If it has been longer than three weeks since you mailed your payment to the TDLR, you will need to contact the TDLR for a status or further instruction. Unfortunately, TexasDrivingSchool.com cannot provide these guides and is not able to inform you of your guide status.

    You can email the TDLR at CS.Driver.Education.Safety@tdlr.texas.gov or call them at: (800) 803-9202 [in state only] or (512) 463-6599

  3. BEGIN. Once you have received your program guide and reviewed the course requirements, you can move forward with the course material.