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Take Texas Adult Driver Education to get your driver license!

  • Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
  • Qualify for Your Texas Driver License in 6 Hours!
  • Enjoy Easy, Interactive Lessons
  • Helpful Customer Support Available 7 Days a Week
  • Certificate of Completion Emailed for FREE Immediately After You Pass the Final Exam

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Overview

Texas Adult Driver Education

Texas Adult Driver Education is a six-hour course that residents 18-24 years old must complete to qualify for a driver license. The course may be taken online or in a classroom. It is regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The TDLR licenses private schools to offer the course. Residents register and take the course through one of these approved schools.

The course covers traffic laws and techniques for driving safely on Texas roads. The specific topics are regulated by the TDLR and include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Emergencies
  • Protecting Yourself While Driving
  • Driving in All Seasons
  • Adult and Child Safety Equipment
  • Impaired Driving
  • Driving Behaviors
  • Recent Trends in Driving
  • Best Practices and Procedures

A Certificate of Completion is issued upon finishing the course. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires this certificate as part of the collection of documents it uses to issue a license.


Eligibility

A resident must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for Texas Adult Driver Education. The course is required for Texas residents between the ages of 18 and 24 who want to get a driver license, but adults 25 and over are welcome to take the course too.

In addition, the following documents must be provided to verify eligibility:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence
  • Proof of Texas Residency
  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Texas Vehicle Registration (if applicable)
  • Proof of Automobile Insurance (if applicable)

Additional information on these documents is provided below.


Safe2Drive's Texas Adult Driver Education

Safe2Drive's course is 6 hours in length and divided into ten lessons. Each lesson includes animations, slideshows, videos, and interactive games. A short quiz is administered at the end of each lesson to help you retain what you learn. You pass each quiz to proceed to the next lesson. The DPS Knowledge Test is administered after you complete all lessons and quizzes. This Knowledge Test allows you to skip the Knowledge Test at the DPS Office. We will immediately email you a Certificate of Completion upon passing the Knowledge Test. The Certificate of Completion is FREE! When you receive your Certificate of Completion, you will be able to apply for your Texas driver license.

Please note that this course is for individuals over the age of 18. If you are a teen between the ages of 14 and 17 who wants to get a driver license, you will need to register for either a Texas Parent Taught Driver Education course or a Teen (AMI) Driver Education course.


Completing Safe2Drive's Texas Adult Driver Education

Our course can be completed in four easy steps:

  • Register and Pay
  • Complete the Lessons and Quizzes
  • Pass the Online DPS Knowledge Test
  • Get Your Certificate of Completion

Step 1: Register and Pay

Signing up is easy! Just click the Register Now button and we will guide you through all of the steps to set up your account.

Step 2: Complete the Lessons and Quizzes

Our course consists of short lessons full of videos, games and animations. The course is only 6 hours long--the shortest time allowed by law. After each lesson is a short, multiple-choice quiz. You must pass the quiz to proceed to the next lesson. You may retake the lesson quizzes until you pass if you need to.

Step 3: Pass the Online DPS Knowledge Exam

With Safe2Drive, you can take your DPS Exam online! The exam is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions, and you must score at least 70% to pass. However, you have 3 chances to pass the exam!

Step 4: Get Your Certificate of Completion

Once you've passed the exam, we will immediately email you a Certificate of Completion.


A Quick Guide to Getting Your License

The Texas Adult Driver Education is just one thing you must do to get a license. There are several more. Here is a handy checklist of things you must do to get your driver license if you are 18-24 years old:

  • Gather up your documents.
  • Watch the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) video.
  • Complete the adult driver education course.
  • Schedule an appointment at the DPS.

Step 1: Gather Up Your Documents

The Texas DPS takes special interest in ensuring the validity of the information that is provided for a driver license. These steps are taken to reduce fraud and enhance the security of Texas residents. With this in mind, the DPS utilizes a nationally recognized DL and ID issuance process, which involves verifying your identity, Texas residency, and U.S. Citizenship or lawful presence (the legal authorization to reside in this country).

U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence

An applicant for a license must have proof of being a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident (immigrant), refugee, asylee, or non-immigrant. Most documents will be verified through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAVE Program. Verification is often instantaneous --- but not always. Delays up to 30 days may occur.

Texas Residency

An applicant must provide documents to prove he or she has lived in Texas for at least 30 days. If surrendering a valid driver license from another state, proof of residency is still required but the 30-day requirement is waived. Simply provide two documents that contain the same name and Texas residential address. Valid documents include such things as utility bills, W2 or 1099 statements, medical bills, and bank statements.

Identity

A number of documents can be used to establish identity, and they are categorized into three types:

  • Primary Documents;
  • Secondary Documents;
  • Supporting Documents;

The easiest way to show proof of identity is by producing a single primary document. Primary documents are, for example, Texas photo IDs, a passport, or a military photo id. These documents must contain the applicant's full name and date of birth. All documents must be verifiable. Documents must be original or a copy certified by the issuing agency. No photocopies are accepted.

Another way to show proof is by producing two secondary documents. Secondary documents are items such as a birth certificate, a birth-abroad certificate, or a court order for a name or gender change.

A third way is to show one secondary document and two supporting documents. Supporting documents are items such as an out-of-state ID, W-2 or 1099 forms, voter registration card, or an insurance policy.

A complete list of valid documents can be found on the Texas DPS web site.

Social Security Number

Examples of documents to verify an SSN include:

  • Social Security Card
  • W-2
  • SSA-1099 Form
  • A non-SSA-1099 form
  • Pay stub with the applicant’s name and SS

Texas Vehicle Registration (if applicable)

Evidence of registration for each vehicle an applicant owns must be provided. An affidavit must be signed if not vehicle is owned.

Automobile Insurance

Proof of automobile insurance must be provided if the applicant owns a vehicle.

Step 2: Complete the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course.

Applicants for a license are required to take the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course and receive a completion certificate before taking the driving test. The ITYD course is a free one-hour video course developed by the DPS that explains the dangers of distracted driving. When you complete the ITYD course, you will be emailed a completion certificate. You must print the certificate and submit a paper copy to the driver license office when you take your driving test. The ITYD certificate is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on your certificate, you must restart the ITYD program.

Step 3: Complete Texas Adult Driver Education

You must complete the Texas Adult Driver Education course.

Step 4: Apply for Your Driver License

The final step is to apply for your driver license! Schedule an appointment with your nearest DPS Driver License Office and take along your documents and completion certificates. You will be required to pass a vision exam and driving test. If you pass everything, you will be awarded a Texas driver license! Congratulations!


Texas Adult Driver Education Versus Texas Defensive Driving

The Texas Adult Driver Education course is targeted to residents ages18 through 24 who are seeking a license. The Texas Defensive Driving course is a separate 6-hour course targeted to drivers with an existing license who are seeking to get a ticket dismissed or obtain an automobile insurance discount. The defensive driving course cannot be taken as a substitute for the driver education course. They serve two different purposes.


Why Safe2Drive?

Safe2Drive courses can be summed up in 3 words: high-quality, convenient, and affordable. We work hard to constantly improve our Texas Adult Driver Education course. Because the course can be completed online, it is easily accessible and you get to decide when you work on it! But you're not alone--our exceptional Customer Care team is available to you 7 days a week by phone or email.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get started with your Texas Adult Driver's Ed course!

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About the Course

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If you're 18 or over, our TDLR-approved Texas Adult Driver Education course is the perfect way to prepare to start driving! It is a short but comprehensive course that covers everything you need to know, from driving basics to advanced defensive driving techniques. You'll enjoy an entertaining course experience and feel completely ready to take your driving test!

TDLR-Approved

This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). This means that it will satisfy all of your driver education requirements.

Course Length

As per Texas rules, the Adult Driver Education online course is 6 hours in length. All 6 hours can be completed through the Internet, instead of in a classroom!

Course Benefits

Taking a Texas Adult Driver's Ed course online has plenty of benefits. Our course is simple, and you can go at the pace that's best for you. Want to finish your course in one sitting? Go for it! Would you prefer to take your time and chip away at the course? It's totally up to you. Whatever you decide, you have the ability to log in and out of your course as often as you need to. Plus, we always remember where you left off.

No matter what you decide to do, you'll never be bored with our course. You'll watch videos, click through slideshows on interesting topics, view animations, and play fun games! You'll have such a good time, you'll forget you're taking a class. If at any point you find that you have questions, feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team--they're around 7 days a week.

One of the biggest benefits of completing your Texas Adult Driver Education course online is that you can take your DPS Exam online too, instead of at the DPS! That means you can take the exam in the quiet of your own home, rather than in a busy office. It saves you time at the DPS when you go to apply for your driver license, too!

Getting Your Certificate

After successfully completing your Texas Adult Driver's Ed course, you will immediately receive a Certificate of Completion via email.

That's all there is to it!

So what are you waiting for? Register today and get on your way toward receiving your Texas driver license!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Online Texas Adult Driver Education

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

Questions

What is the Texas Adult Driver Education Program?

The Adult Driver Education (ADE) program allows individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 to qualify for their first-time driver license in Texas.

How does Texas Adult Driver Education Online course work?

In order to qualify for your Texas driver license, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Register for our Texas ADE online course.
  2. Complete the course.
  3. Receive your Certificate of Completion. We email this to you for FREE immediately after you pass the final exam.
  4. Take the Impact Texas Young Drivers course and get your ITYD certificate. Remember this certificate is only valid for 90 days.
  5. Apply for a driver license at the Driver License Office.
  6. Pass the driving and vision exams at the Driver License Office.
  7. Get your Texas driver license!

What are the eligibility requirements for the Texas Adult Driver Education online course?

You must be at least 18 years of age to take the ADE course.

What are the Texas driver license requirements if you are 18 or older?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you must:

  1. Have completed an approved Texas Adult Driver Education course.
  2. Have completed the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course.
  3. Apply for a driver license in person at your local Driver License Office.

At the Texas Driver License Office, you must:

  1. Present the following documents and information:
  2. Complete Application - DL-14A
  3. Identification documents
  4. Social Security Card or other acceptable evidence of a Social Security Number
  5. Proof of Texas Residency
  6. Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence
  7. Proof of financial responsibility for the vehicle that you will be using for your driving test or a statement that you do not own a vehicle. You must have at least the minimum amount of coverage required for your vehicle.
  8. Valid motor vehicle registration in Texas for the vehicle which will be used for the driving exam or a statement that you do not own a vehicle that is required to be registered
  9. Certificate of Completion from your Adult Driver Education course (ADE-1317)
  10. Certificate of Completion from your Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course
  • Give thumbprints.
  • Pay the required fee.
  • Pass a vision exam and take the driving test.
  • Have your picture taken.
  • If you complete all of these steps and pass your driving test, you will receive a receipt that you may use as a temporary driver license until your permanent license arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 45 days or until you receive your permanent license.
  • What is included in the curriculum?

    The online TX ADE curriculum consists of engaging lessons with:

    1. Informative course material
    2. Helpful videos
    3. Interactive animations and slideshows
    4. 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.

    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 for you.

    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 75% or better (3 out of 4 questions correct) before moving on to the next lesson.

    Must I finish the entire Texas Adult Driver Education course in one sitting?

    No. You get to set your own schedule! Finish all at once if you'd like, or spread out the course and complete it when you have time.

    We provide 24/7 online access with an unlimited number of logins. Just use your username and password to log in, and we will take you back to where you last left off.

    How long does the Texas Adult Driver Education program take to complete?

    Safe2Drive's Texas Adult Driver Education course is 6 hours in length, as required by the TDLR.

    What is the refund policy for this course?

    We will issue you a refund if you are dissatisfied in any way within 30 days of your registration. You must submit your request within 30 days of registering and before completing the course or the issuance of a certificate.

    What do I do if a video is not playing?

    If you are having trouble with a video, first try refreshing the page. If this does not work, please try a different browser. Our course works best with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

    One of the above two options should fix the problem. However, if you find that the video is still not playing, please log out of the course and log back in. This will restart the video.

    Should you continue to have technical issues, please contact our Customer Care team at (800) 763-1297.

    What is the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course?

    Anyone who completes the 6-hour Adult Driver Education course is required to take the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course and receive a completion certificate before taking the driving test. The ITYD course is a free one-hour video course developed by the DPS that explains the dangers of distracted driving. When you complete the ITYD course, you will be emailed a completion certificate. You must print the certificate and submit a paper copy to the driver license office when you take your driving test. The ITYD certificate is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on your certificate, you must restart the ITYD program.

    How much does the Texas Adult Driver Education online course cost and what are my payment options?

    The price of the course is $37.00. You may pay by one of the following methods:

    1. Credit card online
    2. Credit card by phone
    3. Check by mail

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