If you’re taking Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed (PTDE) to get your permit, you’ll need to fill out the PTDE packet. If you don’t have the packet yet, request it here. Doing this informs the state that you’re taking Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed packet, and they’ll email the forms to you (or send them by mail, if you really want them to). If you have any questions about the PTDE packet in Texas - then get in touch with us and we’ll help!
When you have the packet and you’re ready to fill it out for your visit to the DPS, follow the easy instructions in this video. We’re also hooking you up with a list of the necessary forms below.
IMPORTANT: You and your parent should wait to sign all forms until you get to the DPS. These signatures must take place in front of a DPS employee. They either want to make sure your parent is legit or they just like watching people sign stuff.
In order to be a parent instructor, you must meet all of the following requirements:
*If the parent instructor has had a Texas license for less than the preceding three years, they are responsible for ordering a certified driver record from the state or country where they last had a license. The driver record should go back at least three years and the DPS will need to see the record when the student gets their permit.
Unfortunately, you cannot take Parent Taught Drivers Ed without an eligible parent instructor. If you don’t have an eligible parent instructor, contact Aceable and let us know. We can transfer you over to the Instructor Taught Drivers Ed course, which doesn’t require a parent instructor. Instead, this option requires that you receive your behind-the-wheel instruction hours at a driving school of your choice.
The Parent Taught Drivers Ed (PTDE) program guide packet contains forms that you’ll fill out and submit to your local DPS office when you get your permit and license, and the DPS will also ask to see your PTDE packet receipt (only if you ordered the packet on or after November 14, 2016).You won’t be able to get your permit or license without the packet, so it’s important that you order and receive it from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) before starting your Aceable Parent Taught course.
You order the PTDE packet online directly from the TDLR – it will not be available at your local DPS. TDLR charges a $20 fee for the packet.
When you order the packet online, you can download it immediately after paying for it. Once you’ve gotten to the purchase confirmation page, there will be a link to download your packet. TDLR also emails you a receipt which also contains the link to download the packet right away. If you requested for TDLR to mail the packet to you, it takes about 2-3 weeks to receive it.
According to state regulations, students must order and receive the PTDE packet before starting any Parent Taught Drivers Ed coursework online. You can order the drivers ed packet Texas from the TDLR.
The DPS will not accept any coursework a student does before receiving the PTDE packet from the TDLR. ### What happens if I started the course before getting the PTDE packet?
Technically, the state doesn’t want you to start the course before you receive the packet. If you did, however, stop working on the course and take the following steps right away:
It’s easy! The Parent Taught Drivers Ed Packet comes from the TDLR.
All you have to do is look yourself up on their website. You won’t have to pay for another packet. Once you find yourself in their system, you can download your packet again!
When looking yourself up, the easiest way is to put down what you had put down for your instructor’s email address when initially ordering the packet. Can’t remember which one you used? We recommend trying all possible email addresses in your family. If nothing pulls up, please contact TDLR at 800-803-9202 for help.
Another way to look yourself up is by putting in your receipt number. This receipt number was sent to your instructor’s email address and it is not to be confused with an Aceable receipt.