Parent-Taught Instructor Designation Request

Hello & Welcome…

We know you’re eager & excited to get your Driver’s License and take to the open road.

And we’re certainly thrilled to help you get there, but first… a few simple steps and requirements you’ll need to complete, before you’re able to get behind-the-wheel.

Before You Begin – TDLR

Before beginning any Parent Taught Driving Course, you must FIRST purchase a Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide from the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).

The TDLR will charge you a separate registration fee that is not included or associated with our course.

You will be required to submit the receipt from the Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) Program Guide, to the licensing office, so be sure to save it.

To purchase your PTDE Program Guide, please visit;


Per the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR); Before enrolling in any Parent Taught Driving Course a person is required to submit the “Parent-Taught Driver Education Instructor Designation Service Request” and pay the fee before starting to teach a parent-taught course. Once TDLR processes the request, we will email a parent-taught program guide to the email address listed on the form, or, if preferred, mail a physical copy to the address provided. The purpose of the guide is to educate the instructor on the parent-taught program process.

TDLR will designate the person listed on the form as the instructor and will retain their information for verification purposes. TDLR will provide you with a receipt number, and the student will submit that receipt number to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) when applying for the learner license, and again when applying for the provisional license.

The person who requests the Instructor Designation is considered the instructor, unless another individual is named on the form as the instructor. If a parent, legal guardian or judge names another individual as the instructor, both the requestor and individual must be listed on the form. Prior to becoming a designated instructor, TDLR encourages you to read over the Instructor Requirements to determine if you will be eligible to provide instruction.