Does this course include the “Official DPS Permit” test?
Yes, but note that there is a separate “permitting” fee that is not associated or included in our course fee.
What does this course include?
This course is an All-Inclusive “Online” course that includes everything you need to get your Permit & License.
32 hours of “Online” Classroom Instruction (Modules 1-12)
14 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction (Module 13)
“Official” Online Permit Test (DPS will charge a separate fee for the permit)
Free Permit Prep Tests Included ($50 value)
Videos & Interactive Test Questions
Unlimited Test Attempts
Free Electronic Certificate of Completion
Great Customer Service
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
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.
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.
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?
There is no difference, in terms of course content and state approval, however, our course is online, mobile, much less expensive and more convenient.
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 paperwork will I need to be able to apply for a “Learner” license and subsequently a “Provisional” license?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (You MUST include the “Order # and Student’s Full Name).