Texas Parent-Taught Teen Drivers Ed

For Ages 14-17 | TDLR #C2603

All 32 Units are DPS and TDLR approved!

DPS Written Exam included after Unit 6

After Unit 6 you will have three attempts to pass the DPS Written Exam to receive your learner’s license certificate and submit to DPS.

Complete all 32 Units

After DPS issues you the Learners License, start working on your driving hours and complete the remaining Units to receive your Drivers License certificate.

Once you’ve completed all 32 Units, print out your certificate and submit to DPS on the day of your road test.

Permit after first six-hours!

The fastest way to obtain your drivers license| TDLR: #C2603

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TDLR #C2603 | For Ages 14-17

Texas Parent-Taught Teen Drivers Ed

Simple and Easy steps:
  • Purchase and complete the first 6-hours of course
  • Complete DPS Written Exam online
  • Get processed at DPS for the Learner’s License (permit)
  • Begin behind-the-wheel training with parent
  • FINISH remaining 26-hours of the Online Course
  • Pass your Road Exam with DPS and receive your Driver’s License!
Original Cost $125
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How It Works

For Ages 14-17 | TDLR #C2603

1) Purchase and complete course

Purchase and Register for the Teen Drivers Ed course. You will need to complete the first 6 hours to unlock DPS Written Exam.

As per Texas law, any student completing the Parent-Taught method must also purchase the TDLR Parent Taught Guide ($20): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ParentTaught/PTSelect.aspx

2) Pass DPS written exam

Pass DPS Written Exam to receive the certificate for the permit. The DPS written exam is multiple choice and contains 40 questions. You will have 3 attempts to pass the exam.

After passing you will receive your certificate (DE-964) via email.

3) Submit to DPS

Print the certificate and present it to your local DPS office. They will take your picture, conduct an eye exam, and collect fingerprints. DPS will then issue you the Learners License (permit)!

4) Begin behind-the-wheel training

After obtaining your Learners License (permit) you may begin the behind-the wheel training hours.

  • If you are enrolled under the Parent-Taught course:

The student will complete the 44-hours behind-the-wheel with the assigned parent.

5) Finish remaining hours

COMPLETE remaining 26-hours of the Online Course and HOLD permit for 6 months.

6) Pass your Driving Test

Book Your Road Exam ONLINE with DPS. Upon passing the DPS Road Exam, DPS will then issue out the drivers license!

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Texas Parent-Taught Teen Drivers Education

For Ages 14-17

Frequently Asked Questions

TDLR Approved Course #174

FAQ Teens (ages 14-17)

What is Parent Taught Drivers Education?

Parent Taught Drivers Ed is alternative method rather than Driving School.

Students will complete the 32 classroom hours with DrivingQuest and the 44 hours behind-the-wheel the parent.

What are the Parent-Instructor requirements?

The instructor must be the student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian appointed by a court. A power of attorney is not considered a legal guardian. Additionally, a parent, legal guardian, or a judge of a court with jurisdiction over the student can designate a person to instruct the course who:

  • is at least 25 years old;
  • does not charge a fee for conducting the course; and
  • has at least seven years of driving experience.
  • The instructor must have a valid driver license for the prior three years.

Instructors cannot have:

  • a conviction (including a probated sentence) of criminally negligent homicide
  • a conviction (including a probated sentence) of driving while intoxicated in the last seven years
  • had their driver license suspended, revoked or forfeited for traffic related violations in the past three years; or
  • six or more points assigned to their driver license.

Here is the link to the TDLR Parent Taught Guide ($20): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ParentTaught/PTSelect.aspx

*This guide is required by the state of Texas for any student completing a Parent-Taught course.

What if I want to complete my driving hours with a driving school?

Students who wish to transfer to a driving school to complete their 14-hour of behind-the-wheel training can do so by sending an email to . Transfer Fee: $29.95.

You will receive credit for all 32 classroom hours and only be required to complete the driving hours with the driving school.

Please be advised that all driving schools will have the appropriate fees.

What ages can take this course?

Students ages 14-17 are eligible to take Parent-Taught Drivers Ed/Teen Drivers Ed.

Does the course include written exam?

Yes! Our course includes the official DPS written exam. We will send your a permit certificate once you complete the first six(6) hours of the course.

How many hours can I complete in one day?
State law allows teens to complete a maximum of two(2) hours of class instruction per day.
What happens after passing written exam?
Step 1: Book your online DPS appointment to get processed for the permit.
Items Needed:
  • DE-964 Certificate (DrivingQuest)
  • Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
  • Social Security Card & Birth Certificate
  • Two(2) utility bills showing proof of address.
  • Parent taught guide receipt ($20 TDLR Fee)
Step 2: After obtaining the permit COMPLETE remaining hours of the Online Course. (Make sure to HOLD permit for 6 months and complete the remaining units before moving to step 4)
Step 3: Complete ITTD course (Impact Texas Teen Driver)
Step 4: Book Your Road Exam ONLINE with DPS .
Step 5: Upon passing the DPS Road Exam, DPS will then issue out the driver’s license!
Will I receive permit certificate after first six hours?
Yes. Your permit certificate will be issued out within 1-2 hours after completing Unit 6. If you did not receive your certificate via email please contact 877.900.0030.
What is ITTD course?
Impact Texas Teen Driver course – is a 2 hour course required after completing the 32 hour classroom course and 44 hours of behind the wheel training. BUT this course must be complete BEFORE the road test.

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