What are the steps for getting my license?
Steps to getting started and obtaining your learner’s permit.
- Find out if you should qualify to teach the parent-taught method. (Questionnaire below)
- Purchase your desired online drivers ed app.
- Complete the state required (DL-92) application for the Texas PTDE (Parent Taught Drivers Education) Packet.
- Once the PTDE has been received, the student may then, and only then, begin their first 6 hours of the course required to obtain their learner’s permit. These 6 hours need to be logged by you, or by your course if it provides the feature, in no more than 2 hours per day. This means you must go at least 3 days after receiving the PTDE packet from the state of Texas before you are allowed to visit the DPS to obtain your driving permit.
- After completion of the first module, the student will then take their learner’s permit test. This test will most likely be provided by the course you choose; however, you also have the option to take the test at the DPS office.
- Now that the requirements for the permit are complete, it is time to gather your paperwork and head to the DPS. The list includes:
- Acquiring the learner’s permit means you are now eligible to begin the second module of the classroom work , along with the “Behind-The-Wheel” lessons that correspond with what the child has just learned. It is also possible for you to follow the block method of learning, completing the full classroom before beginning any hands-on work.
- At this point, you will continue following your course’s design until you have completed all of your lessons. There will be course content, worksheets, and quizzes throughout that must be completed in order to move on to the final exam.
- The final written exam is solely based on the classroom work. Even if the driving has not been finalized, the final exam can still be taken.
- Completion of the final exam with a passing grade means the end of your classroom requirements. Once the driving lessons and experience hours have been completed and logged, the 6 month permit requirement has been met, and the student is 16 years old, you are ready for the DPS.
- Here is what you will need for your DPS visit:
- DE-964(Top Half)
- Completion Certificate