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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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  • Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. Over 650,000 families choose Aceable
  • Instant certificate delivery available
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TDLR Course & Drivers Permit Test

Save time. Take your state-approved drivers ed course and the Department of Public Safety written exam online or in-app. When you pass, we begin to process your completion certificate immediately! No need to take the written test at the DPS office.

Teen Drivers Ed Online

Enroll in our parent taught drivers ed online course and learn with memes, game-like quizzes and video on your phone or computer. Start our self-paced Texas parent taught drivers ed that's fast, easy, and never expires.

From The Comfort Of Your Home

Do everything yourself with driver progress reports and parent tools. Need help? Questions about getting your learners permit or license? Ask our customer-happiness team any day of the week to help you with our parent taught driving course Texas.
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Sign up for a state-approved PTDE course.

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Purchase our state-accredited parent taught drivers education program for students ages 14-17.

Want to learn more about parent taught drivers education in Texas? Check out our detailed Step-by-Step Guide to help answer all of your questions.

Not ready to commit? Start for free and buy when ready.

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Choose a driving instructor.

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In order to complete your PTDE course, you’ll need to choose a parent or guardian to be your driving instructor. This can be a parent, foster parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or step-parent, so long as they have a valid drivers license, have held their license for at least three years, and meet a few other requirements.

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Order your Parent Taught Drivers Ed 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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Complete Level 1 of the Texas PTDE course and Ace your 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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Get your learners permit at the Texas DPS.

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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 the remainder of the course and the behind-the-wheel training requirement.

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Finish up your remaining 26 hours of Aceable driving school and practice driving with your parent instructor. You'll need to keep track of all 44 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons you take with your instructor in your PTDE packet.

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Complete the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) Program.

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All Texas Drivers Ed students are required to complete the Impact Texas Teen Drivers program(ITTD). This 2-hour video course is free on the DPS website and covers topics like distracted driving statistics in Texas. This needs to be completed less than 90 days before you take your final driving exam.

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Pass the driving test to get your provisional drivers license.

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Once you complete the Texas parent taught drivers course and behind-the-wheel driving lessons, return to the DPS to take the Texas driving test.

You’ll need to bring a few forms to the DPS, which you can find a full list here.

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.

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Where in Texas can I take this Parent Taught drivers ed course?

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Our Parent Taught course can be completed in any Texas city. Including major cities like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. But we also have you covered in Amarillo, Brownsville, and everywhere in between!

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Taking Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed is both easy and convenient, because you can take it online anytime, anywhere. But what happens once you complete your course? What comes next? Whether you’re in San Antonio, Dallas, or anywhere in between, Aceable has the information you need to finish your Texas driver education course and be on your way to grabbing your drivers license from the Texas DMV in no time.

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