What is Parent Taught Driver Education?

Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) allows a parent or legal guardian to provide driver education instruction for their teen student. The student completes 32 hours of online classroom training. The parent or legal guardian supervises the 44 hours of behind-the-wheel driving lessons.

The advantage of using the parent taught program is that it’s flexible. In a traditional driving school, the course schedule is strict. Parents are responsible for getting their student to the course every day, which can be a challenge in a family where both parents work.

Parent taught driver education is a self-paced course. Students and parents can complete the course as their schedule permits. This makes it convenient for teens with active schedules in high school, and parents who work full time during the week.

How Does Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed Work?

  1. Request your Parent Taught Drivers Ed (PTDE) Packet.
  2. Enroll in Virtual Drive’s Parent Taught Drivers Ed course.
  3. Get your Texas learners permit.
  4. Complete online and behind-the-wheel requirements.
  5. Get your Texas provisional drivers license.
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