Oklahoma Parent-Taught Driver Education
Driver Ed Overview
Safe2Drive's Parent-Taught Driver Education (PTDE) course is approved by the Oklahoma 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 and Teens
How It Works
- 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 OK 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.
- Register and pay for the course. We will issue you a receipt for payment.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
The entire program requires a minimum of 85 hours of instruction:
- 30 hours of online instruction
- 55 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (including 10 hours of night driving)
We will guide you through all of these steps as you progress through the course.