You want online Texas drivers ed that's both convenient and comprehensive. Skip the classroom and earn your learner permit at your pace via our mobile-friendly course. This highly interactive course perfectly fits your schedule and keeps teens engaged. Get Texas parent taught drivers education, also known as PTDE, that's easy, yet effective. Aceable is a 100% Texas DPS and TDLR approved app and provides the shortest online driver education course allowed by law. Driving school on the go, on your time. Lea esta página en español!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finish up Aceable and practice driving with your parents. You'll need to keep track of all 44 hours of car driving lessons.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.