TDLR Approved Course #116

Online Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed

  • Learn to drive with the leading mobile-first, Texas-certified course
  • Free in-course written test included - skip the DPS!
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Regular $115
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Sign Up With Aceable
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Purchase our state-accredited parent taught drivers education program for students ages 14-17. Not ready to commit? Start for free and buy when ready.

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Order Your PTDE Packet
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After you buy, we will email you more information on what you need to do to get started! This includes a link to purchasing the PTDE Program Guide from the TDLR for $20, which you will need before you can start.

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Ace The Written Test

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Read over your PTDE packet and finish the first 6 hours of Aceable. Take the written exam and permit test in-app! After you pass, we'll send your Certificate of Completion to get a learners permit.

* While students may begin their PTDE coursework at age 14, the student must be 15 years old to take the permit test.

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Pick Up Your Permit
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Aceable sends you a checklist of forms you'll bring to the local DPS to get your Texas learners permit. There, all you have to do is take an eye exam.

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Complete Course & Driving Hours
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Finish up Aceable and practice driving with your parents. You'll need to keep track of all 44 hours of car driving lessons.

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Get Your Driving License
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Once you complete the Texas parent taught drivers course and driving lessons, return to the license office to take the driving test. A Texas drivers license is now yours!

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Do I need to get the PTDE packet before starting the course?
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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 PTDE packet from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) here. The DPS will not recognize any coursework a student does before receiving the PTDE packet from the TDLR.

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Does this course include the state-approved DPS written test?
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You'll take the state-approved DPS written test at the end of Level 1 (the first six hours of the course). This means that you won't need to take the Written Knowledge Test at the DPS. The test consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. You'll have one hour to complete the test and you must score at least 70% or better (at least 21 out of 30 questions correct) in order to pass. If you fail, you can take the test again 24 hours later. There is no limit on how many times you can take the written test and you don't have to pay again to take it more than once.

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How do I complete the required behind-the-wheel driving hours?
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You can get started on the 44 required behind-the-wheel hours once you've received your permit at the DPS. You must do 14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with your official parent instructor (the student will observe the parent instructor for seven of the hours, while the parent instructor will observe the student for the other seven hours). You'll list these hours in the Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Log of the PTDE packet . You must also do 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with any licensed adult 21 years old or older (10 of these hours must be done at night). You'll list these hours in the Behind-the-Wheel Practice Log of the PTDE packet.

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What happens if I don't have an eligible parent instructor?
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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.

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What happens if I fail a level assessment?
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At the end of Levels 2-12 are level assessments consisting of 10 questions. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. You must score at least 70% or better (at least 7 out of 10 questions correct) in order to pass and go on to the next level. If you fail a level assessment, you can take it again. There is no limit on how many times you can take a level assessment and you don't have to pay again to take a level assessment more than once.