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While this course will help teach you the rules of driving, this course is still a Parent Taught Drivers Ed course. What does that mean? Well, you still need an eligible instructor to help you learn to drive in real life. There are some restrictions as to who can be an instructor, so read on and make sure whoever you have in mind can legally be your instructor.
It is your responsibility to determine if your instructor is eligible. If you do not have an eligible instructor send an email to email@example.com and we’ll find a solution to help get you on the road!
The Parent Taught Drivers Ed Packet is required to be purchased from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. This is a state requirement and needs to happen before you can continue the course. But don’t worry you can purchase the packet in under 5 minutes, completely online.
The easiest way is to purchase the packet online.
To get your learner license you’ll need to go to your local DPS office.
A learner license costs $16, this fee is paid to the DPS not ParentTaught.com. You can pay with a money order, cash, credit, or check.
With your instructor you’ll need to complete the following:
You’ll log these hours in your driving log. You can use the Driving Manager resource to assist you and your instructor.
Keep in mind you may not be instructed more than two hours in one day. These two hours can be made up of:
Two hours of classroom instruction; or
One hour of classroom instruction and one hour of in-car instruction or practice;
You may only complete one hour of behind-the-wheel instruction per day.
With any licensed driver over the age of 21 (or your instructor) you’ll need to complete the following:
You’ll log these hours in your driving log.
You may only complete one hour of behind-the-wheel instruction per day. So completing this requirement will take a minimum of 30 days.
The Impact Texas Teen Drivers program (ITTD) is a free, 2 hour informational video that shares the dangers of distracted driving along with real life stories of teens that have lost their lives. You have 90 days from the date you successfully complete the program to pass the driving skills exam. If you do not pass, you will be required to complete the program again. The course can be accessed from this web address: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/ITTD/.
Make sure these steps are completed before you apply for your license:
If you meet the above requirements, schedule an appointment online.
To get your Provisional Driver License license you’ll need to go to your local DPS office.
A Provisional Driver License costs $16, this fee is paid to the DPS not ParentTaught.com. You can pay with a money order, cash, credit, or check.
When you are ready to apply for a provisional driver license and have completed all the learner license requirements, you will need to visit a driver license office and provide additional documentation.
Once your driver license has been issued, you will receive a temporary driver license. Before leaving the driver license office, review the printed information on your temporary driver license for accuracy. If any of the information is incorrect, notify the License and Permit Specialist. Your new card will arrive in the mail in approximately 2 – 3 weeks. To check the mailing status of your card, visit the DPS mailing status web page.
You are eligible to renew your driver license up to 30 days prior to the expiration date, which will occur on your 18th birthday. You are eligible to renew online by visiting https://www.dps.texas.gov/driver. The cost is the same as renewing at a driver license office. If you choose to renew in person before you turn 18, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you renew in person after your 18th birthday, you will no longer need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; however, you must make alternate transportation arrangements to visit your local driver license office, as it is a violation of state law to operate a motor vehicle with an expired driver license.
While you can begin the course at 14 years of age. We cannot issue you a Learner License Certificate until you are 15 years old (In accordance with state laws that are out of our control). Come back on your birthday and take the quiz to earn your certificate!