1. Is this Parent Taught Driving Course (PTDC) course approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)?

    Yes, our course number is PT121.
  2. Is this an “ONLINE” course?

    Yes, our course is 100% online, interactive & mobile.  Start Now!
  3. Does this course include the “Official Permit Test?” 

    Yes, our course includes the “Official Permit Test” online, so no waiting in long lines for the test!
  4. What does this course include?

    Our course is an All-Inclusive, State Approved, “Online” Parent Taught Driving Course that provides students with everything they need to get their Permit and License.
    • 32 hours of “Online” Classroom Instruction (Modules 1-12)
    • 14 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction (Module 13)
    • “Official” Online Permit Test Included
    • Free Permit Prep Tests Included ($50 value)
    • 32 Hour Classroom Log Sheet
    • 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Log Sheet
    • 30 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Practice Log Sheet
    • Videos & Interactive Test Questions
    • Unlimited Test Attempts
    • Free Electronic Certificate of Completion
    • Great Customer Service
    • NO APP REQUIRED – Access ALL Course Materials Directly from our Website
  5. Why should I choose ParentTaughtDrivingCourse.com ?

    We offer the same state-approved course as a “Traditional Classroom” course, but at a fraction of the cost.
    • Online | Interactive 
    • State-approved | Affordable | Permit Test Included
    • Texas-based | 25 years in Driver Training | Family-owned
  6. Can I start now? 

    Before starting this course, you must FIRST register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and purchase a Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide. If you have already registered with TDLR and received your PTDE Program Guide, you may proceed with this course.   

    If you have NOT registered with TDLR click HERE to be redirected to their registration page. Once you register with TDLR and receive your PTDE Program Guide, you may proceed with this course.

    The TDLR will charge you a separate registration fee that is not included or associated with our course fee. Please note that you will be required to submit the receipt from TDLR for the Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide to the licensing office, when you are ready to apply for your Learner’s Permit (so, be sure to save it).  Also note that the “Date Issued” on your DE964 certificate will be auto-filled by our system. The “Date Issued" on your DE964 certificate cannot be sooner than 3 days from your TDLR registration date. Be sure to register with TDLR FIRST, and once you receive your PTDE Program Guide, you may proceed with this course.

    You will be given the option to receive the PTDE Program Guide via mail or email. We advise that you request the PTDE Guide be sent via email, as it is much quicker. Note that the Licensing office will also charge you a separate Permit and License fee that is not included or associated with our course fee.
  7. Who can teach this course?

    Per the state, the following individuals may qualify to teach this course.
    ·      A Parent or Step-parent
    ·      A “Legal” Guardian
    ·      A Foster parent
    ·      A Grandparent or Step-grandparent
    ·      Legal Guardian
    Note that there are additional requirements*

    Additionally, a parent, legal guardian, or a judge of a court with jurisdiction over the student can designate a person, who meets the following requirements, to instruct the course:
    ·    Is at least 25 years old;
    ·   Does not charge a fee for conducting the course; and
    ·   Has at least seven (7) years of driving experience
    Note that the State of Texas has additional requirements*
    *For more details, please refer to your (TDLR) PTDE Program Guide or visit https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ParentTaught/ParentTaughtNotice.aspx
  8. What is the age requirement for this course?

    This course is designed for students ages 14 - 17. 

    Please Note: Per state law, if you are 14 years old at the time of registration, you will be auto-enrolled into the “Block Method of Instruction.” (Please refer to Question #11 for more details).
  9. What is the difference between this course and a “Classroom” course?

    There is no difference, in terms of course content and state approval, however, our course is online, mobile, much less expensive and more convenient.
  10. I am unable to progress because a video is showing “Restricted” and/or “Must be Approved to View.” What should I do?

    Video “Restrictions” are not prompted by our system and are usually due to enabled “Security” and/or “Restriction” settings on your personal Computer, Device, Video Player or Browser. To view the required video content and progress, you may either login using another device that allows the video to play or you’ll need to go into your current device’s settings and adjust the device “Restrictions.”

    NOTICE: Be sure to consult with your parent before adjusting or disabling any “Security” or “Restrictions” settings on your Computer, Device, Video Player or Browser.
  11. What is the difference between the “Concurrent” and “Block” method of instruction?

    * Please note that the following requirements are mandated by the state for ALL parent taught courses.

    "Concurrent" Method of Instruction:
    • MUST be at least 15 years of age
    • May take the “Permit” test after successfully completing the first 6 hours (Module 1) of classroom instruction.
    • After obtaining a “Learner” license (Permit), the student may begin their Behind-the-Wheel (In-Car) instruction.
    • Please note that the student MUST be at least 15 years of age to test for their “Learner” license (Permit).
    "Block" Method of Instruction:
    • Students who are 14 years of age at the time of registration are auto-enrolled in the “Block” method of instruction.
    • Must successfully complete all 32 hours of classroom instruction, before given access to the “Permit” test.
    • May NOT receive any Behind-the-Wheel (In-Car) instruction before receiving a “Learner” license (Permit).
    • Please note that the student MUST be at least 15 years of age to test for their “Learner” license (Permit).
  12. What is a (PT DE-964) Certificate of Completion and is it included?

    It is an official state document included with the purchase of our course and required by the DPS to apply and test for a “Learner” & “Provisional” license.
  13. How can I get a blank Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form?

    You may request it from your School’s Administration office or by clicking here
  14. Are there additional requirements aside from completing this course?

    Yes, the DPS requires the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) Certificate. Click here for details. The DPS also requires an additional 30 hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction (10 hours must be completed at night).
  15. What paperwork will I need to be able to apply for a “Learner” license and subsequently a “Provisional” license?

    If you are applying for your Learner License (Permit), click the link below, scroll down to Driver Licensing and click on “Phase I - Learner Licensing."
    If you are applying for your Provisional Driver License, click the link below, scroll down to Driver Licensing and click on “Phase II - Provisional Driver License."

    Click here for details.
  16. How do I get my DE-964 Certificate of Completion?

    The DE964 Certificate of Completion will be made available on your dashboard, once you meet certain requirements.
  17. I don’t remember my login username information. Where can I find it? 

    Your login username is your first name, middle initial (If any) and last name, all lowercase. E.g.: if your name is "John Q. Doe," your username is "johnqdoe"
  18. I don’t remember my password.

    Click here to reset your password.
  19. I’m unable to login.

    If you are having trouble logging in, please check your “Order" email and click on the “Order Link” to login and set your password. If you deleted your “Order” email and/or are still unable to login, please email us at support@parenttaughtdrivingcourse.com (You MUST include the “Order # and Student’s Full Name).

For general questions and inquiries, please email us at support@parenttaughtdrivingcourse.com