What is Parent-Taught Driver Education?
The Parent-Taught Driver Education (PTDE) course allows a parent or legal guardian to become an instructor for their teen's driver education. PTDE requires both online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driver training.
Safe2Drive's PTDE course is approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). It allows a parent or legal guardian to become an instructor for their teen's driver education. PTDE requires both online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driver training.
Benefits for Parents
- Provides a fun, interactive, and engaging Driver's Education course to your teen from an approved Texas DPS PTDE course provider
- Have your teen to take the first 6 hours of the course for FREE
- Gives you the opportunity to take charge of your teen's driver education
- Provides a low-cost and convenient way for your teen to take driver education
- Gives you a chance to practice behind-the-wheel driving exercises with your teen
Eligibility Requirements for Parents
- Must be the parent, stepparent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent, or legal guardian of the teen
- Must have a valid driver's license for the last three years
- Must not have a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or homicide conviction
- Must not have a suspended or revoked driver's license within the last three years
- Must not be disabled due to mental illness
Steps for Parents
It takes three easy steps to get started:
- Register your teen on our website.
- Request and obtain the Driver Education Packet by submitting Form DL-92.
- Have your teen start the course.
Note: Once your packet request has been received, the DPS will assign a DE-964 Certificate to your teen to certify the training. The DE-964 Certificate will be forwarded to the designated Driver License Office where your teen will take the license tests.
- Have your teen complete the first six hours of online instruction.
- Pay for the course.
- Have your teen study the Texas Driver Handbook to prepare for the learner's license exam.
- Prepare and submit to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) your teen's application for a learner's license.
- Have your teen complete the remaining 26 hours of online instruction.
- Follow the instructions in the Driver Education Packet to conduct the behind-the wheel training.
- Help your teen study and take practice exams.
- Prepare and submit to the DPS your teen's application for a driver's license.
- Have your teen take the written, driving, and vision exams at the Driver License Office.
Don't worry. We will guide you through all of these steps as you progress through the course.