Texas Drivers Education - Questions and Answers
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We appreciate your interest in our Texas Drivers Education courses. Listed below are common questions and answers that may help you learn more about our online Driver Education courses for Teens and Adults. We're here to help and we want to earn your business and trust. If you have any questions about our courses, please feel free to contact us and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
- Is your Texas Driver Education course for teens State approved?
- Yes, our course is approved by the State of Texas as Course #107. It is approved for teens between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age. Students must complete the course prior to their 18th birthday.
- What are the student requirements for your Texas Driver Education course for teens?
- Students can begin the online (classroom) training at 14 years of age. Student may not take the written test for their learners permit until they are at least 15 years of age.
Student must complete the course before their 18th birthday.
- What are the parent/guardian requirements for your Texas Driver Education course for teens?
- Instructor must be the studentʼs parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction. A power of attorney is not legally sufficient.
The instructor must have a valid driver license for the preceding three years; or if active military personnel or spouse, a valid driver license from state of permanent residency or last duty station for the preceding three years.
The instructor cannot have a conviction (including a probated sentence) of criminally negligent homicide or driving while intoxicated. In addition, the instructor must not have had their driving privileges suspended, revoked or forfeited for traffic related violations in the past three years. It is the responsibility of the instructor to check both their criminal or driver records prior to requesting the packet.
The instructor may not be disabled due to mental illness.
- Can we switch from traditional driver education school to your parent taught course?
- Yes, you can transfer to our parent taught course. If you have not completed the classroom portion of the course from which you are transferring from, you will have to start the online classroom portion over again in our course.
- Will I have to take a driving test?
- Yes. Once you have completed our course, either the teen 14-17 course or the adult 18-24 course, we will issue a certificate (DE-964) certifying completion of a state approved course. Once you receive your certificate, you can schedule your driving test at your local DPS office.
- Is your Texas Adult Driver Education course for 18-24 year olds State approved?
- Yes. The course is approved by the TEA (Texas Education Agency). Adults between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age can take this course to satisfy the State's requirement for Adult driver education.
- Is your Texas Defensive Driver course State approved?
- Yes. The course is State approved. Texas courts allow completion of a State approved defensive driving course to dismiss a traffic ticket, however, you should always check with your court clerk to be sure. Most every major insurance company will offer a discount for completing a driver improvement course.
- I'm an adult over 25 who has never had a license. Do I have to take an approved course?
- No, you do not have to, but we recommend taking our Texas Adult Driver Education course. While the course is mandatory for Adults 18-24, it will also greatly benefit Adults over the age of 25 who are seeking their license for the first time.