Texas Parent Taught Driver Education Courses
Which Course Should I Take?
To qualify for a driver license in Texas, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete a driver education requirement that consists of 32 hours of classroom instruction and
14 hours of in-car instruction. Parent Taught Driver Education courses allow the teen's parent to be their instructor.
Safe2Drive's Texas Parent Taught Driver Education course includes BOTH the 32 hours of online classroom instruction and the 14 hours of in-car instruction. You can take this course if you are at least 15 years old and your parent meets the
eligibility requirements to be your instructor. After the first 6 hours of online coursework is completed, you can apply to get your learner license.
Safe2Drive's Parent Taught Behind-the-Wheel ONLY course covers only the 14 hours of in-car instruction portion of driver education. If you have already completed at least the first six hours
of classroom instruction elsewhere, have your learner license, and are looking to satisfy the 14 hours of in-car instruction phase of driver education, you can take our Parent Taught Behind-the-Wheel ONLY
course if your parent meets the eligibility requirements to be your instructor. If you have not started the classroom portion of driver education and want to take an online instructor-led course for the classroom portion, check out our Texas Teen Driver Education course.
Additional 30 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel Practice
All teens in Texas who take a driver education course are also required to complete an additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time. The additional hours must include at least 10 hours driving at night. These hours may be taught by any individual who is 21 years of age
or older and who has been licensed for at least a year, but the hours are required to be certified by a parent or guardian.
Once all instructional and practice hours are complete, the student will be eligible to test for their provisional driver license.
Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) Program
All Texas teens who are taking a teen driver education course must also complete the ITTD program after they have received a Certificate of Completion (DE-964) from their driver education provider. The ITTD program is a FREE 2-hour informational video developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety as an additional safety measure for new drivers.
The ITTD program is available on the Department of Public Safety's Impact Texas Teen Drivers website. Students must complete the ITTD program before they may take their driving exam. Your ITTD Certificate of Completion is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on the ITTD certificate, you must restart the ITTD program and take the driving skills exam again.