What do I do if I started my course before receiving my PTDE Packet?

The Texas Parent-Taught Drivers Education (PTDE) packet is the acknowledgement from the state that the parent who submitted for approval has been approved. Once the state has processed your (DL-92) request, they send you the PTDE packet, while also providing the DPS system the same information. This means that the DPS cannot accept any logged parent taught hours until the date of approval (ie. the day you received the packet). Any hours logged prior to the date that you receive your PTDE packet will not be accepted by the state. Most online drivers ed courses allow the student to revisit course work they have already completed, while the freedom and accessibility to record hours completed as the parent observes them, allows for you to easily make the necessary adjustments to your course schedule as you see fit.


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