Oklahoma Parent-Taught Driver Education
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 Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Benefits for Teens
- Take our approved Oklahoma DPS Parent-Taught Driver Education Course entirely ONLINE.
- Qualify for your learner license.
- Enjoy our FUN games and animations while learning how to drive.
- Provides you with practical and EASY behind-the-wheel driving exercises.
- Assists you in obtaining your driver license.
Eligibility Requirements 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 permit exam
Written Exam Tips
To help you prepare for the DPS written exam, we have compiled some helpful stories/tips from students who have already taken it. You may also share your own story/tips for other students.
Steps for Teens
It takes just three easy steps to get started:
- Confirm your parent has obtained the Driver Education Packet.
- Ensure your parent has signed the affidavit in the PTDE packet and returned it to the DPS for approval.
- Once the DPS has approved your parent's affidavit and issued you an “Authorization Number,” you can register and pay for the course.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Don't worry. We will guide you through all of these steps as you progress through the course.