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Be your teen's instructor for both online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training!

  • Approved by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Guide Your Teen Through Classroom Instruction Online
  • Includes Logs and Instructions for Your Behind-the-Wheel Training
  • Your Teen Gets Unlimited Access to Practice Exams

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Welcome to Safe2Drive! We're a small but hard-working team of driver safety experts who are dedicated to providing you and your teen with the best course experience possible. Our goal is to make everything go smoothly for you. Handing over the keys to your teen can be a little stressful--you're worried about their safety and the great responsibility that comes with getting behind the wheel. We're here to ease your mind. With our Oklahoma Parent Taught Driver Education course, you get to work WITH your teen on their driver education. You don't have to worry about whether or not a stranger is doing a good enough job teaching your teen everything there is to know about driving--you're their instructor! We provide all the information you need to get started.

Our online Parent Taught Driver Education course is straightforward and convenient without sacrificing quality. Your teen gets to work on the course at home or anywhere else with an Internet connection. And your teen is not on their own--we're here to guide you both through the entire process. Your teen will enjoy games, videos, slideshows, and so much more while learning all of the latest Oklahoma driving laws and defensive driving techniques.

We know your teen has a busy schedule, and it can be challenging to set aside time. Our DPS-approved course allows your teen to work on the course at the pace that's best for them. What makes the flexibility of an online course so valuable is that your teen can work through the course instruction when he or she has free time, in short bursts or for longer periods of time.

But it’s not all about convenience. Our Oklahoma Parent Taught course is fun and engaging, too! Every lesson contains videos, games, slideshows, and so much more. Your teen will listen to real-life stories on the driving experience, watch animations that illustrate how to take and yield the right-of-way or make tough vehicle maneuvers, and participate in a Live Vote on popular driving facts that tests how well their driving knowledge measures up to that of their peers. Here at Safe2Drive, our students actually have a good time while they're learning. And when your teen enjoys the learning process, they'll remember the material better.

If you or your teen have questions at any point during the course, our friendly and helpful Customer Care team is here to assist you. You can call, email, or even reach out to us on Facebook! We are here to help you out every step of the way.

Oklahoma is a big state with many roads, so we want to be sure your teen is as prepared as possible. Safe2Drive's Oklahoma Parent Taught Driver Ed course will teach your teen everything they need to know to be the best driver possible. So let's get started!


Eligibility Requirements for Parents

There are a few eligibility requirements you must meet in order to become your teen's instructor for the Oklahoma Parent Taught Driver Education course.

A "parent" is defined as the biological parent, adoptive parent, parent by marriage, or legal guardian (court appointed) of the student. To be eligible to be the “parent instructor,” a parent must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver license which is in the parent instructor’s possession at all times while performing behind-the-wheel instruction
  • Must not have had his or her driving privileges or driver license suspended, canceled, revoked or denied within the past 12 months
  • Must not have been convicted of possession or use of alcohol or drugs within the past 12 months
  • Must not have more than 5 point violations on his or her driving record
  • Must have no administrative action by the Department pending pursuant to 47 O.S. 753, 754, or 754.1 relating to driving under the influence or pursuant to 47 O.S. 761 related to driving while impaired

Getting Started

It takes just three easy steps to get started:

  1. Obtain the Driver Education Packet.
  2. Sign the affidavit in the PTDE packet and return it to the DPS for approval.
  3. Once the DPS has approved your affidavit and issued you an “Authorization Number,” you can register your teen on our website and make payment for the course.

Course Procedures

  1. After you have registered for the course and made payment, your teen may apply for his or her Learner Permit at a Driver License Exam site if your teen is at least 15 1/2 years old. You will need to bring your receipt of payment and your affidavit as proof that your teen is enrolled in an approved driver education course. Check our Learner License Requirements page to make sure you have all of the required documents necessary for your teen to apply for his or her Learner Permit. Your teen will have to pass a vision test and a written driving exam to get his or her Learner Permit.
    • Note: Your teen has the option of completing the 30 hours of online classroom instruction before applying for his or her Learner Permit, but this is not required. Only proof of enrollment in an approved driver education course is required to get your Learner Permit if your teen is between the ages of 15 ½ and 16.
    • The advantage of completing the classroom portion of a driver education course before applying for the Learner Permit is that the course will help better prepare your teen for the written exam he or she must pass to get his or her Learner Permit. Please note that we do not issue a Certificate of Completion for the course until both the classroom portion and behind-the-wheel training portion are complete, and teens must have their Learner Permit before starting the behind-the-wheel training.
  2. Complete the entire driver education course, which consists of 30 hours of online classroom instruction and 55 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (including 10 hours of driving at night). After your teen has completed both the online classroom instruction and the behind-the-wheel practice, your teen must pass a final exam. Once your teen successfully completes the final exam, we will issue your teen a Certificate of Completion.
  3. When your teen is ready to apply for his or her intermediate driver license, bring his or her Certificate of Completion and other required paperwork to the Driver License Exam site. Check our Driver License Requirements page to make sure your teen meets all of the requirements and has all of the required paperwork to apply for his or her intermediate driver license.

Don't worry. We will guide you through all of these steps as you progress through the course.


Why Safe2Drive?

So, what makes us so special? At Safe2Drive, we put our customers above everything else. Our Customer Care team has won the prestigious Silver Stevie Award two years in a row for outstanding customer service, and we pride ourselves on taking good care of our customers.

In addition, our course is top-notch. We are constantly updating our course to make sure it has all of the most up-to-date information, and we have worked hard to ensure our course is fun and interactive so that your teen actually engages with the material. After all, this is the material your teen needs to know to stay safe out on the road!

Best of all, our course is easy to complete and extremely convenient. Your teen can fit it into his or her schedule with ease. Your teen can work on the course from the comfort of a desktop at home, or access it on the go on any mobile device.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today and help your teen get on the way toward receiving a driver license!

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Take our parent-taught course to qualify for your Learner Permit if you are between the ages of 15 1/2 and 16, prepare for your written driving exam, and qualify for your driver license!

  • Take our Oklahoma DPS-approved Parent-Taught Driver Education Course entirely ONLINE.
  • Get your Learner Permit and get on your way to obtaining your driver license.
  • Enjoy unlimited access to practice exams.
  • Provides you with practical and EASY behind-the-wheel driving exercises.
  • Get Exam Tips from other students and share your own story.

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Welcome to Safe2Drive! Congratulations on deciding to get your Oklahoma driver license--it's a big step! We know this is an exciting time, and we understand how eager you are to get started and get on the road. That's why we've worked hard to create a convenient, quality Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) course that you can complete with ease. So, what makes it so easy?

With our Parent-Taught Driver Education course, you can complete all of your "classroom" instruction online! That's right, no getting dropped off at a stuffy classroom on the weekend! Plus, you can work on your course at the pace that's best for you. Want to chip away at your driver education between classes? That's fine! Would you prefer to work on it for a couple hours a day after school? It's completely up to you!

Not only do we make things simple, but our Oklahoma Parent Taught course is fun and interactive, too! We've packed each lesson with videos, games, slideshows, and more. Enjoy listening along to real-life stories on the driving experience, check out animations that show you how to take and yield the right-of-way or make difficult driving moves, and cast your vote with our Live Vote feature, which tests how well your driving knowledge measures up to that of others. Here at Safe2Drive, we want you to have fun while you're learning. Because when you are engaged with what you're learning, you'll remember that information and put it to use on the road.

Your parent will guide you through the course, and you'll obtain your Learner Permit if you are between the ages of 15 1/2 and 16, prepare for your written exam, and qualify for your driver license. If you or your parent have questions while you are taking the course, our friendly and helpful Customer Care team is here to help you 24/7. You can call, email, or even reach out to us on Facebook! We are always here for you.

We know you're thrilled to finally be getting your license, and we want you to be the best driver you can be. You'll feel ready to take on the road with Safe2Drive's Oklahoma Parent Taught Driver Ed course. So let's get started!


Eligibility Requirements for Teens

To be eligible to take the online Oklahoma Parent-Taught Driver Education course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 15 years old before starting the online course.
  • You must be at least 15 1/2 years old in order to take the learner permit exam.

There are eligibility requirements for your parent to be your instructor, too. Please ensure that he or she meets these requirements.

If you and your parent are eligible, you're ready to get started!


How It Works

Getting Started

It takes just three easy steps to get started:

  1. Confirm your parent has obtained the Driver Education Packet.
  2. Ensure your parent has signed the affidavit in the PTDE packet and returned it to the DPS for approval.
  3. Once the DPS has approved your parent's affidavit and issued you an “Authorization Number,” you can register and pay for the course.

Course Procedures

  1. After you have registered for the course and made payment, you may apply for your Learner Permit at a Driver License Exam site if you are at least 15 1/2 years old. You will need to bring your receipt of payment and your affidavit as proof that you are enrolled in an approved driver education course. Check our Learner License Requirements page to make sure you have all of the required documents necessary to apply for your Learner Permit. You will have to pass a vision test and a written driving exam to get your Learner Permit.
    • Note: You have the option of completing the 30 hours of online classroom instruction before applying for your Learner Permit, but this is not required. Only proof of enrollment in an approved driver education course is required to get a Learner Permit if you are between the ages of 15 ½ and 16.
    • The advantage of completing the classroom portion of a driver education course before applying for the Learner Permit is that the course will help better prepare you for the written exam you must pass to get your Learner Permit. Please note that we do not issue a Certificate of Completion for the course until both the classroom portion and behind-the-wheel training portion are complete, and you must have your Learner Permit before starting the behind-the-wheel training.
  2. Complete the entire driver education course, which consists of 30 hours of online classroom instruction and 55 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (including 10 hours of driving at night). After you have completed both the online classroom instruction and the behind-the-wheel practice, you must pass a final exam. Once you successfully complete the final exam, we will issue you a Certificate of Completion.
  3. When you are ready to apply for your intermediate driver license, bring your Certificate of Completion and other required paperwork to the Driver License Exam site. Check our Driver License Requirements page to make sure you meet all of the requirements and have all of the required paperwork to apply for your intermediate driver license.

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Frequent Questions

Oklahoma Driver Education

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General Note

We have made every attempt to answer the most commonly asked Oklahoma Driver Education questions. Please call or email us if your question is not here.

What is the Oklahoma Parent-Taught Driver Education Program?

The Parent-Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program allows a parent or legal guardian to teach their teen a driver education course. It also allows teens to earn their learner permit and qualify for a driver license. PTDE requires both online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driver training.

How does it work?

  1. The teen's parent or legal guardian must first obtain the PTDE packet. Included in this packet is the PTDE affidavit, which must be signed and returned to the Oklahoma DPS for processing. Once the DPS has approved your affidavit, you will be issued an "Authorization Number," which you will need before starting the PTDE course.
  2. Register and pay for the course. We will issue you a receipt for payment.
  3. At this point, if you are at least 15 ½ years old, you may apply for your Learner Permit at a Driver License Exam site. You will need to bring your receipt of payment and your affidavit as proof that you are enrolled in an approved driver education course. Check our Learner License Requirements page to make sure you have all of the required documents necessary to apply for your Learner Permit. You will have to pass a vision test and a written driving exam to get your Learner Permit.
    • Note: You have the option of completing the 30 hours of online classroom instruction before applying for your Learner Permit if you choose, but this is not required. Only proof of enrollment in an approved driver education course is required to get your Learner Permit if you are between the ages of 15 ½ and 16.
    • The advantage of completing the classroom portion of a driver education course before applying for the Learner Permit is that the course will help better prepare you for the written exam you must pass to get your Learner Permit. Please note that we do not issue a Certificate of Completion for the course until both the classroom portion and behind-the-wheel training portion are complete, and you must have your Learner Permit before starting the behind-the-wheel training.
  4. Complete the driver education course, which consists of 30 hours of online classroom instruction and 55 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (including 10 hours of driving at night). After you have completed both the online classroom instruction and the behind-the-wheel practice, you must pass a final exam. Once you successfully complete the final exam, we will issue you a Certificate of Completion.
  5. Bring your Certificate of Completion and other required paperwork to the Driver License Exam site to apply for your intermediate driver license. Check our Driver License Requirements page to make sure you meet all of the requirements and have all of the required paperwork to apply for your intermediate driver license.

What do I need before I begin the Oklahoma Driver Education course?

As the parent/legal guardian, you will need to obtain a Driver Education Packet. Included in the packet, is an affidavit that you must fill out completely. Once you have completed the affidavit, you need to submit it to the DPS and wait for acceptance. Once your affidavit has been marked "Accepted" and you receive an Authorization Number, you and your child may register and begin our course. You will need this authorization number to complete the registration process.

What is included in the Oklahoma Driver Education Packet?

The packet will contain:

  1. A list of approved Parent-Taught Driver Education providers.
  2. A copy of the rules in this Subchapter, OAC 595:10-13 Parent-Taught Driver Education.
  3. An affidavit to be completed and returned to the Department prior to commencement of training by parent instructor(s).

What are the eligibility requirements?

For Parents:

A "parent" is defined as the biological parent, adoptive parent, parent by marriage, or legal guardian (court appointed) of the student. To be eligible to be the “parent instructor,” a parent must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver license which is in the parent instructor’s possession at all times while performing behind-the-wheel instruction
  • Must not have had his or her driving privileges or driver license suspended, canceled, revoked or denied within the past 12 months
  • Must not have been convicted of possession or use of alcohol or drugs within the past 12 months
  • Must not have more than 5 point violations on his or her driving record
  • Must have no administrative action by the Department pending pursuant to 47 O.S. 753, 754, or 754.1 relating to driving under the influence or pursuant to 47 O.S. 761 related to driving while impaired

For Teens:

  • Must be at least 15 years old before starting the online course
  • Must be at least 15 1/2 years old in order to take the learner's permit exam

What are the requirements to get an Oklahoma Learner Permit?

Oklahoma Teens between the ages of 15 ½ and 16 must be currently enrolled in an approved driver education course to qualify for a Learner Permit. To satisfy the proof of enrollment requirement, teens can register for our online driver education course and make payment. Once payment is made, we will email the student a receipt. Teens must bring this receipt with them to the Driver License Exam site when applying for a Learner Permit.

The Driver License Examiner will process their application and administer a written exam and a vision exam. If they pass both exams, the examiner will issue them a form that they must take to the tag agency and pay a fee for their Learner Permit.

Note: You have only 2 weeks after passing your written exam to take your form to the tag office. After that, you will be required to re-apply and re-test.

Teens between the ages of 15 ½ and 16 must bring the following with them when applying for a Learner Permit:

  • Primary ID. This is usually a state-certified birth certificate. A complete list of acceptable primary identification documents can be found here.
  • Secondary ID. This is usually a Social Security card. A complete list of acceptable secondary identification can be found here.
  • Social Security Number
  • Documentation that they meet the current enrollment or attendance requirements in a secondary or vocational technical school and that they have successfully passed the criterion-referenced reading test required for all eighth-grade students (usually referred to as the school letter). If they cannot obtain a letter from an Oklahoma school, go here for a list of alternate documents.
  • Their parent or legal guardian.
  • Documentation showing that they are enrolled in a driver education course (i.e. affidavit and receipt of payment for the course)
  • Any documents showing a legal name change if they’ve had a legal name change. These documents should connect all of the last names from the birth certificate to the current last name. They can read more about this here.

Students have the option of waiting until they complete the classroom portion of driver education to apply for their Learner Permit, but again, this is not a requirement. Students must only show proof of enrollment in a driver education course to qualify for their Learner Permit.

However, the advantage of completing the classroom portion of a driver education course before applying for the Learner Permit is that the course will help better prepare the student for the written exam they must pass to get their Learner Permit.

After receiving your Learner Permit, you may begin your behind-the-wheel training.

What are the requirements to get an Oklahoma Driver License?

To qualify for an intermediate license after completing our driver education course, teens must do the following:

  • Have proof of completion of the driver education course, including the 55 hours of behind-the-wheel training
  • Have a Learner Permit for at least 6 months
  • Have no traffic convictions on their driving record
  • Pass the driving skills exam

Teens under the age of 18 who have completed our driver education course should bring the following with them to the Driver License Office when applying for their intermediate driver license:

  • Primary ID. This is usually a state-certified birth certificate. A complete list of acceptable primary identification documents can be found here.
  • Secondary ID. This is usually a Social Security card. A complete list of acceptable secondary identification can be found here.
  • Social Security Number
  • Documentation that they meet the current enrollment or attendance requirements in a secondary or vocational technical school and that they have successfully passed the criterion-referenced reading test required for all eighth grade students (usually referred to as the school letter). If they cannot obtain a letter from an Oklahoma school, go here for a list of alternate documents.
  • Their parent or legal guardian.
  • Proof of completion of the driver education course and the behind-the-wheel training
  • Any documents showing a legal name change if they’ve had a legal name change. These documents should connect all of the last names from the birth certificate to the current last name. They can read more about this here.
  • A vehicle for the driving skills test, as well as proof of insurance and registration for the vehicle
  • Their Oklahoma learner license

Note: At least one instructor must be present when the teen applies for a driver license at the Driver License Office.

As previously stated, teens must pass the driving skills test before being issued an intermediate license.

With an intermediate license, teens can drive from 5 am to 10 pm without being accompanied by a licensed driver. Teens can also drive outside the hours of 5 am to 10 pm if they are driving to or from school, church, or work-related activities OR if they are accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.

With an intermediate license, teens are only allowed to drive with one passenger, unless they are accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old or unless the other passengers are people who live in the driver's home.

To get an unrestricted license that allows you to drive at any time and without passenger restrictions, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an Intermediate License for at least 6 months
  • Have no traffic convictions on your driving record

OR

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have passed all driving and vision exams

What is included in the curriculum?

The curriculum consists of engaging lessons with:

  • Lecture material
  • Informative videos
  • Interactive animations and slideshows
  • Fun games

A short quiz will be given at the end of each lesson. You must answer at least three of the four questions correctly to move on to the next lesson.

Practice exams are provided to help you review for your written driving exam.

These features will allow you to easily master the content and help you pass with flying colors! We want to make this process as easy and anxiety-free as possible.

What happens if I do not pass the lesson quiz?

Most people pass each quiz the first time. However, if you fail a lesson quiz, you will have to retake it as many times as necessary until you achieve a 70% or better (3 out of 4 questions correct) before moving on to the next lesson.

How long does the Oklahoma Driver Education Online program take to complete?

The entire program requires a minimum of 85 hours to complete. It consists of:

  • 30 hours of online instruction
  • 55 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (in which 10 hours must be completed at night)

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