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Is It Time For
Driver Education?



None of the education received by a teenager will be more important than learning to drive. The knowledge and skills learned in a driver education class will be used day in and day out for the rest of their lives. It may possibly be the most important classroom of their lives.



Step 1: Enroll At Our School

Choose a Texas Driving School near you and select a class from our year-round schedules.

Step 4: Complete Your Training

Finish your classroom hours and driving lessons.  Hold your permit for 6 months and do 30 hours of supervised driving practice at home.

Step 2: Pass the Permit Test

Complete the first 6 hours of class and take the state-required knowledge exams at our school.  Receive a Certificate to get your Texas Learner License.

Step 5: Pass the Driving Test

Avoid the DPS road test hassle & take your driving test with our school.

Step 3: Pick Up Your Permit

Visit your local driver license office and obtain your Texas Learner License.

Step 6: Get Your License

Return to the driver license office for final processing and receive your Texas Driver License.

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Teen Course and
Training FAQs

  • What are the driver education requirements for teenagers in Texas?
    The educational requirement for a teenage driver education course in Texas is 32 hours of classroom theory instruction and 14 hours of in-car training with a licensed instructor. Teens must also complete an additional 30 hours of supervised driving practice with a qualified adult as part of the training.
  • Is the Texas Driving School teen program approved by the State of Texas?
    YES. Our ALL-INCLUSIVE teen course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. This program also meets all Texas Department of Public Safety requirements for obtaining a Texas driver license.
  • What does your "ALL-INCLUSIVE" course consist of?
    Our ALL-INCLUSIVE course consists of and includes the following: 32 Hours of Classroom Instruction DPS Learner License / Driving Permit Tests Included With the Class DE-964 Driver Education Certificate to Obtain the Learner License 7 hours Behind-The-Wheel Instruction With a Licensed Instructor & 7 hours In-Car Observation Activities (14 hours total) DPS Driving Test Prep Included With the In-Car Phase 30-Hour Behind-The-Wheel Practice Log Form DE-964 Driver Education Certificate to Obtain the Provisional Driver License
  • What are the age requirements or limitations to take a teenage driver education course?
    Teenagers 15 - 17 years of age are required to complete this course to obtain a Texas driver license. However, persons 18 to 24 can also participate and complete this program to meet their Texas driver education requirements.
  • How long does it take to complete the entire course?
    The completion time for the classroom phase is 4 weeks; however, the in-car phase may take up to six months or longer due to Texas Graduated Licensing conditions (see next question). Texas Driving School students are given up to one-year to complete both phases of the course.
  • What is “Texas Graduated Licensing?”
    Texas Graduated Licensing is a two-stage process to help teens get driving experience in stages and work toward obtaining a full driver license. In Phase One, teenagers under 18 years of age must: Enroll in Driver Ed and hold a Learner License for at least 6 months. Be enrolled and attending high school or have a high school diploma or GED. Complete all phases of driver education and the DPS Impact Texas Drivers online program. Be at least 16 to be eligible to take the driving test for their provisional driver license and "graduate" to Phase Two of the GDL program.
  • What if my teenager turns 18 while taking the course or is 18 when they start the course?
    No problem. They may continue and complete the course; however, Graduated Licensing conditions no longer apply to them or to persons over 18 years of age registering in Driver Ed. These students are not required to hold a learner license for 6 months or to meet high school attendance, diploma or GED conditions.
  • How do we show my teenager is enrolled in high school?
    If a student is in high school they may obtain a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form from the school's attendance office or their home-school provider. A parent may complete this form ONLY if your teen is identified as a home-school student.
  • What happens if my teen's high school or home-school provider refuses to sign a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form because they say my child has missed too many classes or is not in good standing?
    The issuance or denial of the VOE form is strictly a local decision. We urge you to check with your school or home-school provider to ensure your teen qualifies for a VOE form confirming attendance and passing grades before enrolling in a driver education program.
  • My child dropped out of high school and has been told that they cannot get a driver license until they are 18. Is that true?
    Yes it is. Persons under 18 must be enrolled and attending school as a condition of being licensed, unless the person already has a high school diploma or GED.
  • How is the classroom phase completed at your school?
    At Texas Driving School, our class phase consists of 16, two-hour sessions. Starting dates, class times and weekly attendance vary according to seasonal conditions such as the public school calendar year, Christmas break and summer vacation.
  • What if the student misses a day or two of class?
    Students must complete the entire classroom phase. Therefore, all absences must be made up. Makeup opportunities are available.
  • When does the behind-the-wheel phase of the training start?
    The in-car phase starts once a student obtains a Learner License and students qualify for that permit after the 3rd day of class. Driving lessons with our instructors can be scheduled before class, after class and on the weekends. Our office staff works with each student to find the most convenient appointment times for their busy schedule.
  • Does my student need to study and/or practice driving before starting a course?
    No, Texas Driving School provides the classroom curriculum for each student. And, while we encourage behind-the-wheel practice at home, we prefer to provide the elementary in-car lessons to our students before they begin practicing with their home coaches. Our instructors will assign home practice once the fundamentals have been taught and the student has demonstrated an acceptable, safe driving skill with us. Remember, Texas driver education course requires a new teen driver to receive an additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a licensed adult 21 years of age or older. Practice hours must include 10 hours of driving at night.
  • Once the course has been completed, do teens still have to pass a road test at the DPS or can they take the road test at Texas Driving School?
    Our students have the option of taking the road test at Texas Driving School or at DPS. Prior to taking a driving test, applicants must complete the two-hour DPS Impact Texas Teen Driver program. This video course may be taken online and is free of charge.
  • How much is your course tuition and when does your next course start?
    Tuition and schedules vary according to location. Please contact your school of choice for current tuition rates.
  • Are there any additional fees not included or associated with this course?
    Yes, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will charge a separate fee for the Learner License and the Provisional License. There may be additional tuition charges for makeup classes and no-show fees for not showing up for a scheduled driving lesson. There is also an additional fee for taking the DPS road test with Texas Driving School.


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