FAQ

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

Yes, our course number is PT121.
 

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 | Self-paced
  • Texas-based | 25 years in Driver Training | Family-owned'
     

Is this course online “Interactive?” 

Yes, we offer both an online "Interactive" version and a "Downloadable PDF" version
 

Does this course include the “Official DPS Permit” test? 

Yes, but note that DPS will charge you a separate “permitting” fee that is not associated or included in our course fee.
 

What does this course include?

This course includes:
  • Your choice of an “Interactive” or “PDF” version
  • The official DPS Permit Test (DPS will charge a separate fee for the permit)
  • 32 hours of Classroom Instruction (Modules 1-12)
  • 14 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction (Module 13)
  • (5) DPS “Road Rules” Sample/Practice Tests & Answers ($50 value)
  • (5) DPS “Road Signs” Sample/Practice Tests & Answers ($50 value)
  • (1) DE-964 Certificate of Completion for “Learner License”
  • (1) DE-964 Certificate of Completion for “Driver License”
 

Can I start now? 

Yes, but you must first register* with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) here
*Please note that TDLR will charge a separate and additional fee for the Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide that is not included or associated with our course fee.
 

What is the age requirement to enroll in this course?

This course is approved for people ages 14–17; however, if a student begins this course at age 14, he/she must wait until age 15 before testing for a “Learner” license.
 

What is the difference between this course and a “Classroom” course?

In terms of course content and state approval, there is no difference. However, our easy to use program is convenient and much less expensive.
 

Is this course refundable? 

We do not have a blanket refund policy, however, we strongly consider every request on an individual basis.
 

What is the difference between the “Concurrent” & “Block” method of instruction?

The “Concurrent” method allows the student to apply and test for a “Learner” license after successfully completing Module 1 of our course and also allows the student to participate in both the Classroom (Modules 2-12) & Behind-the-Wheel (Module 13) phases concurrently. The “Block” method requires a student to successfully complete Modules 1-12, before applying to test for a “Learner” license and before beginning Module 13.
 

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.
 

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
 

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).
 

What will I need to take to DPS to apply for a “Learner” license and subsequently a “Provisional” license? 

Click here for DPS Requirements.
 

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.
 

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"
 

I don’t remember my password.

Click here to reset your password.
 

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 you 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