What is parent taught drivers education?

DriverSide’s parent taught drivers education course, allows a teenager to take the required 32 hours of classroom instruction at home, online and at their own pace. Then they complete the driving portion with their parent. There is no need to go to a driving school or hire an instructor.

How do I begin?

There are two steps to begin:

1. Register with the state for your PTDE Program Guide (required by Texas).

2. Choose the DriverSide course method that works best for you.

How do I get a learners license (permit)?

Getting your learners license is simple and can be done in as little as 3 days! Here are the steps:

  1. Be at least 14 years old.
  2. Register with the state and with DriverSide.
  3. Complete Module 1  (6 hours) – Concurrent Method
    OR complete Module 1-12 (32 hours) – Block Method
  4. Take the state learner’s license (permit) exam online.
  5. Turn in paperwork at your local DPS office.

How do I get a drivers license?

Once you have a learners license, it is simple to get your drivers license. Here are the steps and requirements:

  1. Complete all classroom modules – 32 hours.
  2. Complete behind-the-wheel instruction & observation – 14 hours.
  3. Complete all driving practice – 30 hour.
  4. Have a learners license (permit) for at least 6 months.
  5. Complete the ITTD course.
  6. Take and pass a driving road test at the DPS or 3rd party location.
  7. Be at least 16 years old (unless approved for a hardship license).
  8. Turn in paperwork at your local DPS office.

Who can take a parent taught drivers ed course?

Any teenager 14-17 years old with a parent or guardian who has had a license for at least 3 years can participate in a parent taught course.

The state does have requirements for parent/guardians, such as not having a DUI or more than 6 points on their record. The complete list of requirements can be found on the PTDE Program Guide page.

What is included?

DriverSide is a one-stop shop for drivers education with no hidden fees or surprises. All classroom and driving requirements are completed online and with a parent/guardian. Here is a breakdown of what is included in the courses.

The Concurrent & Block Method courses include:

  • All 32 hours of classroom curriculum.
  • All 44 hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction.
  • Practice quizzes (unlimited use).
  • State permit exam online.
  • Two DE-964 certificates.
  • Course never expires.
  • No timed pages, so you can work at your own pace.
  • No hidden or additional fees.
  • Discounts for multiple students.
  • Outstanding customer service.

 

The Driving Portion Only course includes:

  • All 44 hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction.
  • One DE-964 certificate.
  • Course never expires.
  • No timed pages, so you can work at your own pace.
  • No hidden or additional fees.
  • Discounts for multiple students.
  • Outstanding customer service.

Do you offer discounts?

YES.

We offer different types of discounts for multiple students, military, and first responders. Also throughout the year, different promotions and discounts may be offered. To learn more about available discounts, please contact us.

Does the course expire?

NO.

The course will never expire. You are free to work at your own pace, there are no timers to make you rush or wait before continuing to the next lesson. This allows the parent and student to make sure they understand what is being taught at a pace that is best for their learning.

Is the driving included?

YES.

All 44 hours of driving are included. We provide all the instruction, observation, and practice that the student needs to drive with their parent/guardian. There is no need to go to a driving school or hire an instructor. All instruction is provided and the parent/guardian is register as the instructor.

What is the ITTD course requirement?

ITTD stands for Impact Texas Teen Driver and is an additional 2-hour video course sponsored and hosted by the state explaining the dangers of distracted driving. All teenagers who complete any drivers ed course are required to take the course within 90 days of their road test.