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State Approved Texas Drivers Ed Online

Virtual Drive offers state-approved online drivers ed courses for teens & adults. The fastest and easiest way to get your Texas permit and drivers license.

Texas Drivers Ed Courses

Virtual Drive has helped over a million teens and young adults get their Texas drivers license and we can help you! Our state approved Texas drivers education courses include:

Virtual Drive of Texas State Approval
  • TDLR/DPS Approved Courses
  • Free Online DPS Test
  • Instant Certificate Access
  • Bonus DPS Road Test Video
  • Money Back Guarantee

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Drivers Ed in Texas

Texas Driver’s Ed teaches first time drivers fundamental driving skills to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle on Texas roads and highways. Driver’s Ed focuses on Texas driving laws, traffic safety, road signs, driver safety and safe driving skills.

First time drivers under the age of 24 years are required by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to complete an approved driver education course in order to receive a drivers license.

Texas Driver’s Ed Requirements & Eligibility

Driver’s Ed is mandatory in the state of Texas for first time drivers under the age of 24. The requirements and eligibility differ, depending upon the students age.

14-17 Years Old

Students younger than 18 years of age must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit Form DL-92 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who is qualified to instruct the course.
  • Complete 32 hours of classroom instruction online.
  • Complete 44 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction with parent or legal guardian.
  • Receive Certificate of Completion form DE-964.

18-24 Years Old

Students 18-24 years of age must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 6 hours of classroom instruction online.
  • Pass the DPS written test in the online course.
  • Receive their Texas learner license.
  • Receive Certificate of Completion form ADE-1317.

*** All first time drivers under the age of 24 must complete the free Texas Department of Public Safety Impact Texas Young Drivers course, within 90 days of completing their TX driver’s ed course, before the DPS driving (road) test will be administered.

How Our Students Compare

Understanding how our students perform after graduating from our Texas drivers ed course is what sets us apart from other schools. We had to know…how are our students performing a year after they completed their course and are driving on their own? To help us learn about how our students perform in their first year after receiving their drivers license, we commissioned an independent study through West Texas A&M to poll our students with a series of questions designed to help us learn not only what we were doing right, but areas where we could improve. Here’s some of the results from that poll:

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Virtual Drive of Texas

At Virtual Drive, our motto is “Every Student Matters!” We live in Texas and our entire family works together to make our roads safer with quality and effective drivers ed classes for teens and adults.

Texas Drivers Ed is the most important course your student will take and sets the foundation for a lifetime of safe driving. Your student’s driving success is our first and foremost priority. Learn to drive today, with the best online driving school in Texas … Virtual Drive!

Texas Drivers Ed Resources

Texas learners permit
Texas driver education requirements
Texas Drivers Handbook (DL-7)
Texas Drivers License
Steps to Licensing
Texas DPS Road Test
How Texas parent taught drivers ed works
Rules of the road
Texas DL-92

How Drivers Ed Online Works

1Driver’s Ed Course Enrollment

Start by selecting and enrolling in your driver education course. Our courses are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and include everything you need to get your Texas learners permit and drivers license.


Start by enrolling in our TDLR approved Texas Adult Drivers Ed course for 18-24 year olds.


  1. Signup for the Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed course for teens 14-17 years of age.
  2. Send form DL-92 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requesting participation in the parent taught program.

2Begin Online Course

The first six hours of the online driver education course for both teens and adults focuses on preparation for the DPS written test. While the written test can be taken at your local DPS office, as approved TDLR course providers, we offer the DPS written test online in both the teen and adult course. This saves you a trip to the DPS office!

3Apply for Learners Permit

After completing the first six hours of the teen or adult course and passing the DPS written test (in the course), print your certificate, gather all forms of identification noted in the checklist, and apply for your Texas learner driver license at your local DPS office.

4Start Driving Lessons


Once you have earned your learners permit, teens can start the behind-the-wheel driving lessons with their designated parent or legal guardian. Additionally, teens will continue the online classroom training, as well as driving lessons, until the course requirements are complete.

5Impact Texas Young Drivers Course

After completing their drivers ed course, both teens and adults under the age of 24 are required to complete the free Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course, before the Texas Department of Public Safety will administer the final road/driving test in order to get your Texas drivers license.

6Texas Drivers License

After completing your driver education course and the ITYD course and being at least sixteen years of age, apply for your Texas drivers license. Be sure and make several copies of your driver education course certificate (DE-964 for teens – ADE-1317 for adults) for automobile insurance discount and your own records.