Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed
State approved Texas parent taught drivers ed course #107 for teens 14-17. Includes everything teen drivers need to get their permit and license.
TDLR Parent Taught Course #107
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Your teen deserves safe, quality and effective driver training. At Virtual Drive, we help parents help their teens become better drivers by reinforcing safe and effective driving skills.
Virtual Drive’s Texas parent taught driver education program is the preferred choice for families with teen(s) who need the flexibility to complete their drivers ed training at their own pace, as their time permits. Helping your teen to learn how to drive has never been easier, safer, or more rewarding with Virtual Drive by your side.
How does Parent taught drivers ed work in Texas?
Teens between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age are eligible to enroll in parent taught driver education. Teen students must be at least 15 years of age in order to receive their Texas learners permit, so students enrolling at 14 years of age can only work on the online classroom part of the course.
Teen drivers complete classroom instruction online, through a computer, mobile device or laptop. The parent provides behind-the-wheel driving instruction, covering structured driving objectives to help their teen learn how to drive.
How Long is the Parent Taught Course?
Texas parent taught drivers ed includes 32 hours of online instruction and 44 hours of behind the wheel instruction. The State of Texas limits instruction to no more than two hours per day for the online instruction and one hour per day for behind the wheel training.
The Parent Taught course is self-paced and there are no set course schedules. In a traditional driving school, the schedule is strict and requires parents to drop off and pick up their student every day. This can be quite challenging in families where both parents work, or single parent families.
Most students complete the course in three to six months. It can be completed in as little as two months with persistent effort.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Parent Taught Program
At what age can my teen begin this drivers ed course?
Students must be at least 14 years of age to begin the Texas parent taught drivers ed course, however, a learners permit will not be issued until the student is at least 15 years of age. Teens under the age of 18 must complete an approved driver education course before receiving a Texas provisional drivers license.
What is DE-964?
DE-964 is the driver education certificate issued by the driving school after completing parent taught drivers ed in Texas. This certificate is very important. Be sure to make copies. A copy of the DE-964 must be presented to the DPS office when applying for a Texas provisional drivers license.
How many hours are required for parent taught driver education?
Teens 14-17 must complete 32 hours of online (or classroom) training and 44 hours of behind the wheel instruction.
How long does it take to complete the course?
It depends upon the schedule of both the teen and the parent instructor. Most of our students finish the Texas parent taught drivers ed course in approximately four months. Some finish the course in as little as two months and some go beyond six months.
It is a self-paced course and teen drivers can complete the online drivers ed training as their time permits. Many teens choose to complete an hour or two per day, while other teens have a very busy schedule with extra-curricular school activities and or work.
The parent instructor will provide the instruction on the behind-the-wheel lessons. The parent or guardian will have print outs to cover each driving objective. This too, is self-paced. There is no daily requirement.
Many parents choose to designate two or three evenings per week, after work and a Saturday or Sunday where they will spend an hour or two with their teen on the behind-the-wheel requirements. Determine what works best for your schedule and work with your teen driver a little a time.
How do we log our behind-the-wheel driving time?
The parent taught drivers ed packet you receive from TDLR will include a behind the wheel instruction log sheet. As driving objectives are completed, parents will sign off on each objective. This log sheet is important and must be submitted to the DPS office when apply for a provisional drivers license.