Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed
DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE FOR TEENS
Texas Parent Taught Driver Education
Our Texas Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) course includes everything your teen needs to meet their Texas drivers license requirements. Our course, Virtual Drive #107, is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TLDR) and approved by the State of Texas for teens 14-17 years of age.
Your teen will enjoy the flexibility and freedom to complete the online course at their own pace as their schedule permits. Students can login into and out of the course on any computer, laptop, iOS or Android device with internet access.
When your teen is ready to being the in-car behind-the-wheel driving lessons, you will have structured professional driver training curriculum to help you successfully cover each driving objective with your teen. From start to finish, no hassles, no pressure and we will guide you from start to finish.
We’re confident we have the best parent taught course on the market. We’re Texas based and all of our kids have taken this very course. Join the thousands of students from across Texas who selected “Virtual Drive” as their driver education course provider!
Six Steps to Your Texas Drivers License
Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed Course Enrollment
The first step is enrolling in our teen course. Our Texas parent taught drivers ed course includes everything your teen needs to get their Texas learners permit and drivers license.
After enrolling in our course, you will receive an email with your student’s login information. From there, the course will provide any/all forms you will need and guide your through the Texas driver education course and requirements.
Begin the Online Texas Drivers Ed Course
The first six hours of the online drivers ed course focuses on preparing your teen to take the DPS written exam. After completing the first six hours of the online course, your teen can apply for their Texas learners permit at your local DPS office.
Apply for your Texas Learners Permit
After completing the first six hours of the driver education course, your teen can apply for their Texas Learners Permit. Be sure and bring the following documents to your local DPS office:
- Application for Texas driver license (DL-14A)
- Your permit qualification certificate (DE-964E)
- Classroom Progress Report
- Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Texas Residency
- Proof of Vehicle Registration and Insurance
- Permit fee of $16.
Begin In-Car Driving Lessons
Once your teen has received their Texas learners permit, you can begin the in-car driving lessons with your teen student. Parents have lesson printouts to cover driving objectives with their teen.
Your student will continue work in the online course as their time permits, and as your time permits, can practice driving with your teen student.
Complete The Driver Education Course
During this time, your teen student will continue through the online course and behind-the-wheel lessons at their own pace, until the course is finished.
Students can expand their driving experience with a parent in the driver seat with trips to the store, local events and other driving activities.
Take the Driving Test at your Local DPS Office
Once your student completes the course, have held their Texas learners permit for at least six months and are least sixteen years of age, your student can take the final driving exam at your local DPS office.
After completing the final DPS driving test, your teen will be issued a provisional Texas drivers license!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Virtual Drive of Texas (Course #107) is the only state approved course designed specifically for the State of Texas. It includes the online course, in-car driving lessons and comes with everything you will need to get both your Texas learners permit, drivers license and insurance discount.
Virtual Drive is granted approval by the state to provide paperwork more appropriate to the course 107 structure. The paperwork can be found in the students section of the course in the REQUIRED FORMS link, just before the first module.
The State of Texas requires that a student spend a certain amount of time on each lesson. The time specified is the required amount of time the student must spend on each lesson. Once the time has been complete, the lesson will continue.
The designated parent or legal guardian must meet the following requirements, as defined by the State of Texas:
- Should be the parent or legal guardian of the teen.
- Have held a valid Texas drivers license for the past 3 years without any suspensions or revocations.
- Have 6 or fewer points on your driving record.
- Have never committed a felony driving violation, such as DWI or negligent homicide.
If you have just moved to the state of Texas, you must provide a copy of your driving record from your previous state of residence to confirm your eligibility.
After completing the first six hours of the online course and being at least 15 years of age, your teen can apply for their Texas Learners Permit at your local DPS office.
Inside the course, after completing the first six hours, you will see a link for list of the required items to take to the DPS office. If you don’t bring the items on that list, the DPS will not process your teen’s application for a Learners Permit.
Parents, be sure and take a camera or phone with a camera to capture this moment! This is the only time in your teen’s life that they will get a learners permit. This is one of those “kodak moments” that you will want to capture for your scrapbook!
It depends upon the schedule of both the teen and the parent instructor. Most of our students finish the course in approximately four months. Some finish the course in as little as two months and some go beyond six months.
The course is self-paced and the student can work on the online section of the course 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 designated parent will have to spend time with the teen on the in-car 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 in the in-car lesson. Determine what works best for your schedule and work with your teen a little a time.
It’s rare that we are asked for a refund. We’ve designed a great course and we want our student’s to be happy.
We will issue a refund for an online course that has not been started and was purchased within 30 days. A $10 refund fee will be assessed. Any purchase after 30 days is not eligible for a refund.