Texas Adult Drivers Ed

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INTRODUCTION TO TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED

Welcome to Aceable’s Texas Adult Drivers Ed course! Skip the boring classes. Instead, work on your drivers ed requirement on your computer, tablet, or phone. We’ll have you behind-the-wheel in no time!

You can take this course if:

  • You’re a Texas adult (18 years old and older).

You should take this course because:

  • Aceable is state-approved. Our certificates are accepted at any DPS in Texas.
  • Aceable is all about convenience. You can log into your account on our website or by downloading the free Aceable Drivers Ed app for iOS and Android devices. You can switch between devices anytime and anywhere you want.
  • Aceable includes 6 hours of engaging and entertaining content written in an easy way for students to understand. Your course will include text, videos, pictures, memes, and pop-up questions galore! You won’t just be reading for 6 hours straight.
  • Aceable gives you access to unlimited free practice tests to ensure your success.
  • Aceable includes the actual DPS written knowledge test that students take to get their Texas drivers license, so you can skip the test at the DPS.
  • Aceable will email you a certificate to bring to the DPS to get your license.
  • Aceable’s Customer Experience Heroes are available every day of the week to help answer your questions about anything and everything drivers ed. You can reach us by phone, email, and live chat.

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STEPS TO GETTING YOUR LICENSE WITH TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED
Step 1: Take Aceable’s Texas Adult Drivers Ed

The state of Texas requires you to take a six-hour adult drivers ed course if you’re 18-24 years old and have never held a driver license. You can access your course from your desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet, and you can log on and off whenever you want. While there are timers in the course, they’re set at a pace much faster than the speed that most people read. You won’t even notice them! The course also never expires, so you don’t have to worry about any deadlines – Aceable works around your schedule. 

At the very end of the six-hour course, Aceable will provide you with the Written Knowledge Test. This means that you don’t have to worry about taking any kind of written exam at the DPS. Instead, you’ll just need to ace your vision and driving exams.

If you are 25 years old or older, you’re allowed to take the written test at the DPS without showing proof of adult drivers ed. However, you can still take Aceable’s Texas Adult Drivers Ed course – we won’t stop you! There are two big advantages to taking Aceable:

  1. You don’t have to take the written test at the DPS. Instead, you can take it in our course without the fear of failing. There aren’t any limits on how many times you can take the written test with us, and you don’t pay any additional fees for taking it multiple times.
  2. Taking Aceable will prepare you with the knowledge you need to pass the driving exam at the DPS.

You can also take Aceable’s Texas Adult Drivers Ed course if:

  • You’re an adult with an out-of-state license but the DPS is requiring you to take a drivers ed course before you can get your Texas license.
  • Your license has expired and the DPS won’t renew it without proof that you’ve taken a drivers ed course.

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Step 2: Get Your Certificate of Completion of Texas Adult Drivers Ed

We’ll email you a Certificate of Completion within one hour of your course completion. Your certificate will have a ‘P’ showing that you’ve already passed the written knowledge test in our course and don’t have to take it again at the DPS.

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Step 3: Complete Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course (18-24 only)

The Impact Texas Young Drivers program (ITYD) is a free, 1-hour video course provided online by the Texas DPS. As of May 1st, 2017, all students aged 18-24 who have taken Adult Drivers Ed and have received a Certificate of Completion from Aceable are required to complete ITYD no more than 90 days before their driving exam. ITYD is not optional, though if you are older than 24 you are not currently required to take it.

ITYD is made up of four 15-minute videos, totaling one hour. You can choose to watch all four modules at one time or watch the modules separately at different times.

When you complete ITYD, the DPS will email you a certificate. You must print out this certificate and present it at the DPS when you take your driving exam. If you are unable to receive your ITYD certificate through email, you can log into your ITYD account and access it there.

While there is no expiration date on the ITYD certificate, you must take ITYD no more than 90 days before your driving exam. Therefore, if you don’t pass your driving exam within 90 days of the date on your ITYD certificate, you must take ITYD again and get a new ITYD certificate.

To learn more about ITYD and take the course, click here. When you register for a new account, you may be asked to put in a learner license number. If you do not have one, just put down 8 zeroes, like this: 00000000.

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Step 4: Get Your Texas Adult License

After you receive your Certificate of Completion from Aceable, you can schedule your driving exam at your local DPS. Please note that the DPS can book up very quickly, especially during high-volume seasons like the summer and during spring break. You should schedule your driving exam as far in advance as possible.

At the DPS, you’ll need to present your documents and come prepared to ace your vision and driving exams.

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TESTS IN THE TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED COURSE
Texas Adult Drivers Ed Level Assessments

There are eight levels in the course. At the end of Levels 2-8 are short level assessments consisting of 10 questions each. 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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Texas Adult Drivers Ed Written Knowledge Test

The DPS Written Knowledge Test will be provided to you at the end of the six-hour course (8 levels). This means that you won’t need to take the Written Knowledge Test at the DPS! The test will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions. You have one hour to complete the test and must score at least 70% or better (at least 21 out of 30 questions correct) in order to pass and receive a Certificate of Completion from Aceable.

If you fail the Written Knowledge test, you can take it again 24 hours later. There is no limit on how many times you can take the Written Knowledge Test and you don’t have to pay again to take the Written Knowledge Test more than once.

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YOUR TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED CERTIFICATE

Aceable will email your Adult Drivers Ed Certificate of Completion (ADE-1317) to you within one hour of your course completion. You’ll need to print out the certificate and present a paper copy to the DPS when you test for your license. The email will also contain a checklist of the other items you must bring to the DPS, as well as a Letter of Approval (print this out to show to the DPS clerk).

Some DPS representatives may ask you further questions because emailing certificates is a newly approved process. If they have trouble accepting your certificate, show them the Letter of Approval. If they still have reservations about accepting it, please call Aceable at 512-522-4174 while you’re at the DPS and we can speak with the clerk.

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TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED AT THE DPS – DOCUMENTS, STATE FEES, AND TESTS

Here are the essentials to bring with you:

  • DL-14A: Application for Driver License or Identification Card (also available at DPS)
  • Proof of identity and lawful US presence or citizenship: valid US passport OR your official birth certificate, social security card, and Texas ID card.  Click the link for more examples.
  • Your social security card: If you can’t find the original hardcopy card, you’ll need to order a new one. If you haven’t been issued a Social Security Number (SSN), you’ll need to fill out the Social Security Affidavit at the DPS office.
  • Proof of Texas residency (bring two): deed, mortgage statement, valid and unexpired Texas voter registration card, utility bills, etc.
  • ITYD Certificate of Completion (18-24 only): Upon completion of ITYD, you should receive a completion certificate in your email. You will need to print this; showing it on your phone does not count. This expires in 90 days, so if it’s been more than 90 days since you took it, you’ll need to retake it and print the new certificate before going to the DPS.
  • Certificate of Completion from Aceable: We email this to you, and you will need to print it to take with you. Your certificate will have a ‘P’ showing that you’ve already passed the written knowledge test in our course and don’t have to take it again at the DPS.
  • Marriage license, divorce decree, or court ordered name change: Only if you’re using a name other than what’s on your birth certificate
  • Proof of Texas vehicle registration and financial responsibility for each vehicle that you own (ex: car insurance) OR a statement saying that you do not own a motor vehicle (items 15 and 16 in the DL-14A form) – Your name does not need to be on the car insurance
  • $25 Driver License Fee

*For a printable list, click here.

At the DPS, you’ll need to pass the vision and driving exams. Click here for tips on preparing for your driving exam.

We recommend that you make an appointment at your DPS to take your driving exam. Most DPS offices allow you to schedule a driving exam online, which is smart considering that some offices may be booked months in advance, especially during high-volume seasons like the summer and during spring break. You should schedule your driving exam as far in advance as possible.

Click here to view DPS offices near you and schedule a driving exam. When it asks for your Texas Driver License number, you can enter your Texas ID number or permit number, if you have one. This is required in order for you to confirm your appointment.

If online scheduling is available, the office listing will include a link to “Schedule a driving test online” or “Get in line online.” If your local DPS does not offer this service, it could be a long wait, so you should call them and see if you can schedule a driving exam over the phone.

If you fail the driving exam, you are given three attempts to pass within 90 days before a new $25 fee is charged. You can go back to the DPS as early as the next day to retake the exam.

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TEXAS ADULT PERMIT (OPTIONAL)

If you’re not ready to take the driving exam and get your license, you still have options!

If you’re 18-24 years old, you can apply for a Texas permit.

If you’re 25 years old or older, you can apply for a License with B-Restriction, which is just state terminology for a permit for adults 25 years old or older.

To apply for your Texas permit as an adult or License with B-Restriction, take all of the required documents with you to the DPS. You can see that list here. You’ll also need to pay a $25 fee and pass the vision exam, but you don’t have to worry about taking the driving exam just yet. Once you have your permit or License with B-Restriction, you can practice driving with any licensed adult 21 years old or older.

When you’re ready, schedule a driving exam at your local DPS. Bring your permit and the car you’ll use for the driving exam. Your DPS will have your Aceable Certificate of Completion on file, and your permit or License with B-Restriction will also serve as proof that you completed an Adult Drivers Ed course. Click here for tips on preparing for your driving exam.

We recommend that you make an appointment at your DPS to take your driving exam. Most DPS offices allow you to schedule a driving exam online, which is smart considering that some DPS offices may be booked months in advance for driving exams. You can look at multiple DPS locations nearest you to find the earliest date and time possible for you.

Click here to view DPS offices near you and schedule a driving exam.

If online scheduling is available, the office listing will include a link to “Schedule a driving test online” or “Get in line online.” If your local DPS does not offer this service, it could be a long wait, so you should call them and see if you can schedule a driving exam over the phone.

If you fail the driving test, you are given three attempts to pass within 90 days before a new $25 fee is charged. You can go back to the DPS as early as the next day to retake the exam.

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TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED IDENTITY SECURITY QUESTIONS

The state of Texas requires that Aceable verify the identity of students taking the course. We do this by asking you a series of identity security questions based on information in your Aceable Student Profile. This system is made to ensure that the person who signed up for the course is actually the one taking it.

You’ll be asked these identity security questions at various points throughout the course. If you fail three questions (which we doubt you will since these questions are all about you!), the state of Texas requires us to lock you out of your account. Unfortunately, this is a state requirement we have to follow. However, you can contact us here and we’d be happy to unlock your account after we do some additional verification. We’ll work with you to make sure you can continue your course ASAP!

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TEXAS ADULT DRIVERS ED STUDENT COURSE TOOLS

Aceable provides a variety of student course tools that you’ll find very helpful. These tools include the student profile, table of contents, progress logs, and practice tests. You can learn about using these tools in our Account & Log In Help Knowledge Base here.

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT & TROUBLESHOOTING

If you are experiencing technical issues with the web course or app, there are a variety of troubleshooting options available to you. For a detailed guide on troubleshooting your web course or app, check out Aceable’s Technical Support & Troubleshooting Knowledge Base here.

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CONTACT TEXAS DPS

If you want to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) headquarters, you can reach them at: 512-424-2000

If you want to contact a DPS office near you, you can find that contact information here.

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