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Car Collision

How Our Parent Taught Drivers Ed  (PTDE) Course Is Structured

The courses we offer for the PTDE program total 32 hours altogether, as required by Texas state law. Students can begin taking courses at 14 years of age, but they must be 15 years old in order to apply for their driver's permit. Each course has a total of 12 modules with comprehensive end-of-unit quizzes to reinforce learning patterns. There's no stress or hassle with our quizzes, because we give our students an unlimited number of attempts to achieve a passing score of 70% or higher. The student must also pass a comprehensive 20-question final exam with a score of 70% or higher to complete the course. Students are also required to complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training with adult guidance and 10 of those hours must be driven at night in order to eventually qualify for their driver's license. Our PTDE course costs $80.00 per person and is specifically designed to allow the student's parent or legal guardian to act as their driving instructor while accumulating this hands-on training.

Parent Taught Drivers ED 
Only $80.00

Online Education

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TDOT) allows driver ed to be completed outside of the classroom if the course is part of the approved parent-taught driver education program. This program, also known as PTDE, helps students and parents connect on the important topics of driving safety and ensures qualified adult guidance during driving hours.

How Does It Work?

Each student and parent is required to request approval to complete the parent-taught driver education by completing a TDLR application. Once you have been approved, the TDLR will send you a Parent Taught Driver Ed Packet filled with information and forms. Once your TDLR packet has been received, you will be able to begin the online course material necessary to apply for your first Texas learner’s license and driver’s license.

Texas Drivers Permit

Teens 15-17 can apply for their drivers permit after completion of the 1st unit. The student and parent or legal guardian must bring all required forms (which are included in the packet you receive from the TDLR) to their local Texas Department of Public Safety office.

Take Your Permit Test Online

Students using our parent-taught program will have the option to upgrade and skip the stress and hassle of taking the written test at the DPS. Our DPS-approved online permit exam is a convenient option that allows you to attempt the official permit test online in the comfort of your home. Students who elect to take the permit test online will receive notation on their certificate as proof of completion; students who do not take the test online will be required to complete the exam at the DPS office. If you have any questions about this process, simply contact us and we will help to answer any questions you may have. We have all your Driver’s Ed needs.

How the Course Works


  • Courses are total of 32 hours, as required by Texas state law.
  • The student may begin a course at 14 years of age, but must be 15 years of age to apply for a Learner’s Permit.
  • Each course has a total of twelve modules, each with an end-of-module quiz. Students have an unlimited number of attempts at passing these quizzes. A passing score is 70% or higher.
  • The student must pass a 20-question final exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • The student must complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training, 10 of which are at night, in order to earn a Driver’s License. The Parent-Taught course is designed so the student’s parent/legal guardian will act as the behind-the-wheel instructor. The Texas Online Driver Education course only covers in class training and leaves the option open as to whether a parent/legal guardian or a certified instructor oversees the behind-the-wheel training.
  • Once the first module of either course has been completed, the student may apply for a Texas Learner’s Permit.