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General FAQ’s

  1. How do I get started?

    It’s Easy! 😊

    Here are a few requirements and a few simple steps you’ll need to complete before getting Behind-the-Wheel:

    Before beginning any Texas Parent Taught Driving course, you MUST first complete the Parent-Taught Driver Instructor Designation Services Request and purchase your Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide from the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR). TDLR will charge a separate fee for the PTDE Program Guide that is not included in our course fee. Click HERE.

    Our course is State-Approved, Online, Convenient, Affordable, and the Fastest Way to Get Your Texas Permit & License. 🙂 🚙

  2. Is this an “ONLINE” course and is the “Permit” test included?

    Yes, our course is Online & Mobile and includes the “Official” Permit test at NO additional cost! Once ready, you’ll be able to take your Official Permit Test directly through our website.

  3. How long does it take to complete this course?

    • Module 1 can be completed as quickly as 3 days from the date of enrollment into our course; but no sooner than 3 days.
    • The classroom requirements (Modules 1-12) can be completed as quickly as 16 daysfrom the date of enrollment; but no sooner than 16 days.
    • The 14 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction can be completed in as little as 7 daysfrom the issue date of your Texas Learner License (Permit)
    • We allow our students one (1) year, from the date of enrollment, to complete Modules 1-12 and the 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Log.

  4. I already have my Texas permit, and only need to complete the driving requirements, can I enroll in this course to complete my 14 Hours of (In-Car) Instruction?

    1. You MUST have a valid Texas Learner License (Permit).
    2. You MUST have a DE964 “Transfer” Certificate verifying completion of the 32 Hours of Classroom Instruction.
    3. Complete the Parent-Taught Driver Education Instructor Designation Services Request: Click HERE
    4. Enroll in our Course: Click HERE
    5. Set up your student profile
    6. Complete the 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Instruction log
    7. Request your DE964 (LICENSE) Certificate of Completion

  5. Can I register for this course if I live in a different Texas city or county from the one your course is based?

    Yes, our course is state approved for every city and county in Texas.

  6. I’ve transferred my out-of-state driving permit to Texas, and only need to complete the driving requirements, can I enroll in this course to complete my 14 Hours of (In-Car) Instruction?

    Yes, here are a few requirements; and steps you MUST complete first: 👍

    1. You MUST have a valid Texas Learner License (Permit)
    2. Verify that your Parent-Instructor meets the Instructor Requirements: Click HERE
    3. Complete the "Parent-Taught Driver Education Instructor Designation Request” Click HERE
    4. Enroll in our Course: Click HERE
    5. Set up your student profile
    6. Complete the 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel (In-Car) Instruction log
    7. Refer to your Student Dashboard “HELP" tab for instructions on how to request the DE964 (LICENSE) Certificate.

  7. What does this course include?

    Our online, parent-taught driving course includes the 32 Hours of Classroom Instruction (100% Online) and the 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Driving Log.

    • 32 Hour Classroom Instruction (100% ONLINE)
    • 14 Hours Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Guide (Taught by
    • “Official” DPS Permit Test (Included FREE)
    • Practice Permit Prep Tests (Included FREE)
    • Instant & Downloadable DE964 (PERMIT) Certificate (Included FREE)
    • Instant & Downloadable DE964 (LICENSE) Certificate (Included FREE)
    • 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Log Sheet
    • 30 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Practice Log Sheet
    • Videos & Interactive Test Questions
    • Unlimited Test Attempts
    • Android and Mac compatible
    • NO APP REQUIRED — Access ALL Course Materials Directly from our Website

  8. Can I start now?

    Absolutely!

    If you’re a Texas Teen, 14-17 years of age, you’re good-to-go.

    Don’t forget that before beginning any Parent Taught Driving course, you MUST first complete the Parent-Taught Driver Education Instructor Designation Services Request and purchase your Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide from the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).

    TDLR will charge a separate fee for the PTDE Program Guide that is not included in our course fee.

    Parent-Taught Driver Education Instructor Designation Services Request:

    https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ParentTaught/PTSelect.aspx

  9. Does this course include the Permit test?

    Yes, our course includes the “Official” Class C Road Rules & Signs (Permit) test at NO additional cost - you’ll be able to take it directly through our website.

    Please note that you will be required to take the "driving test” for your license at a DPS testing center or through an approved 3rd party tester. DPS & 3rd Party testers charge a separate fee that is NOT included in our course fee.

  10. When can I take my Permit test?

    Once you begin our course, you’ll be able to take your Class C Road Rules & Road Signs (PERMIT) test directly through our website, after successfully completing Classroom Module 1 of 12.

    Per DPS rule, you MUST be at least fifteen (15) years of age to test and apply for a Texas Learner License (Permit).

    If you complete Module 1 before you turn 15 years of age, simply continue to Modules 2, 3, 4, etc... and once you turn 15 years of age, our system will auto-unlock access to your Official Class C Road Rules & Road Signs (Permit) Test.

  11. What happens if I fail my permit test, do I have to pay again?

    No worries, our course includes UNLIMITED test attempts, at no additional cost.

  12. What is a DE964 Certificate and is it included in this course?

    Yes, our course includes two downloadable DE964 Certificates, at no additional cost.

    • One (1) for the Learner License (Permit) and
    • One (1) for the Provisional License

    A DE964 Certificate of Completion is a legal document, required by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as part of the Permitting & Licensing process.

    To qualify for the two (2) DE964 Certificates of Completion every Texas teen, ages 14-17, must enroll and successfully complete a State-Approved Driver Education course, like ours.

  13. How long do I have to complete the course?

    We allow our students one (1) year, from the date of enrollment into our course, to complete Modules 1-12 and the 14 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Log.

  14. Will I be required to take the Permit test at DPS?

    NO, our course includes the “Official” Class C Road Rules & Signs (Permit) test at NO additional cost - you’ll be able to take it directly through our website. 👍

    Please note that you will be required to take the "driving test” for your license at a DPS testing center or through an approved 3rd party tester. DPS & 3rd Party testers charge a separate fee that is NOT included in or associated with our course fee.

  15. Who is eligible to take this course?

    Per the state, a Teen who meets the following requirements is eligible to take our Parent Taught Driver Education Course:

    • Must be ages 14 – 17.
    • Must be a current Texas Resident.
    • Must be currently enrolled in school (Public, Private or Homeschool):
    • If graduated, the student may present a High School Diploma or its equivalent

  16. Am I eligible to take this Parent Taught Driver Education Course if I am Homeschooled or attend a Private School?

    Absolutely!

    • Must be ages 14 – 17.
    • Must be a current Texas Resident.
    • Must be currently enrolled in school (Public, Private or Homeschool)

  17. What happens if I turn 18 while enrolled in your course?

    No worries, if you enrolled into our course prior to your 18th birthday, you’re good-to-go!

  18. Who is eligible to teach this course?

    • A Parent or Step-parent
    • A “Legal” Guardian
    • A Foster parent
    • A Grandparent, Step-Grandparent; or
    • A person that has been designated by a parent, legal guardian or a court judge.

    Instructor Requirements: CLICK HERE

  19. Can a friend or relative teach this course?

    Yes, a friend or relative may qualify to teach this course. We recommend checking the Instructor Requirements: Click HERE

  20. What is the difference between this course and a “In-Person Classroom” course?

    There is no difference, in terms of course content and state approval, however, we’ve been at this for a minute…our course is Online, Mobile, More Convenient, Much Less Expensive and the Fastest Way to Get Your Permit & License!

    Plus, we are Texas Owned & Based… Howdy!

  21. Are there any additional requirements aside from completing this course?

    Yes, however these are additional DPS requirements that can be started after completing our course (Modules 1-12 & the 14 Hour Driving Log).

  22. Are there any additional fees not included or associated with this course?

    Yes, the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR), will charge a separate fee (currently $20) for the PTDE Program Guide.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will charge a separate fee for the Learner License and a separate fee for the Provisional License.

    If you decide to take your Driving Test through an Approved 3rd Party Tester, they will charge a separate fee for their service that is NOT associated with or included in our course fee.

Technical Support

  1. My course has expired and I did not complete my requirements, can I renew my account and continue where I left off without starting again?

    Yes, if you exceeded the one (1) year time window and did not complete your course requirements and you’d like to renew your course access and continue where you left off without losing course progress, you’ll need to register and pay the course fee. REGISTER HERE

    After you register, disregard the new username, send us an email to Support@ParentTaughtDrivingCourse.com and include the following information in your email:

    • Your Email Subject Line Must Read: Expired Account: Re-Registered
    • Student’s Full Name, as noted in the original registration
    • Student’s Date of Birth
    • Receipt (Order) Number for the New Registration

    Once we receive the information requested above, we will send you a verification email with instructions on how to login to your original account and continue where you left off. Please note that we have to manually unlock your original account, so please allow 24-48 hours for account access.

  2. I don’t remember my username, what should I do?

    No worries, the username is always the registered student’s first name, middle initial (if any) and last name (lowercase and one word).

    For example, John Q Doe = johnqdoe (username). We do not have access to passwords, but you can reset your password by clicking here.

    Note that the “password, reset link” will be sent to the email address noted in your registration information.

    If you are still unable to login, you are NOT enrolled in our course. We recommend that you refer to your receipt and contact the company that is noted on your receipt.

  3. I don’t know my password, what should I do?

    No worries, Click HERE to Request a New Password.

    Note that the “password, reset link” will be sent to the email address noted in your registration information.

  4. My account is “Blocked,” what should I do?

    A “Locked” or “Blocked” status message on your screen is a security protocol initiated by your service network, browser and/or device, as a result of too many failed login attempts. Please note that this is not something that we can “reset” or “unblock” on our end, as it is not initiated by us. You can check your network security settings, login using a different network or wait until the “blocked” time expires. Please note that the length of time of the “Locked /Blocked” status will vary depending on how you set up your security network settings.

If you are currently enrolled in our course and need help, please login & refer to the “Help” tab in your Student Dashboard.