Online Parent Taught
Are You Ready?
Are you ready to start driving? Get your permit after the first 6 hours of instruction. Continue the course, and drive with your parent, and you will have your license before you know it!
Our interactive parent taught driver's ed course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and regulation.
Our Parent Taught Drivers Ed Course
Our PTDE course is state certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Take On Any Device
Our course is designed to work on Desktop, Phone or Tablet Devices.
Instant downloadable certificate delivery is available.
In-Course Written Test
We include the in-course written test. Skip the DPS!
TDLR Course & Drivers Permit
Our course is approved by the TDLR, and our online written test is approved by the Texas Deparment of Public Safety (DPS). No need to go in person to take the test!
Texas Drivers Ed Online
Take your drivers education course online in the convenience of your own home. You can complete it at your own pace and on any PC or mobile device. Our Texas parent taught drivers ed never expires, and is fast and easy!
Our course has been developed to be both educational and entertaining. Learning doesn't have to be in the same old boring style of years past. Interactive pages, videos, and animations will make it easy to learn!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
According to state regulations, students must order and receive the PTDE packet before starting any Parent Taught Drivers Ed coursework online. You can order the PTDE packet from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) here. The DPS will not recognize any coursework a student does before receiving the PTDE packet from the TDLR.
Yes. At the end of the first six hours (module one), the student will answer 30 state-approved DPS written test questions that are multiple-choice. The student must pass the written test with at least a 70 as the grade. Completing and passing this exam means the student will not be required to take the Written Knowledge Test at the DPS office. If the student does not pass, he/she can retake the test again 24 hours later. There is no additional fee to take the written test again
The required behind-the-wheel driving hours can be completed after the student receives his/her permit at the DPS. The student along with the student’s official parent instructor must complete 14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The student along with any licensed adult 21 years old or older must complete 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.
The checklist to be an instructor for this course is as follows:
- Must possess for the preceding 3 years a valid TX driver license
- No conviction or probated sentence of a DWI for last 7 years
- No conviction or probated sentence of criminally negligent homicide
- You are the parent or legal guardian of the student including step-parent, grandparent, or foster parent
- Driving privileges suspended, revoked, or forfeited for traffic-related violations in the last 3 years
- No more than 6 or more points on your driver license
Driving record from the state or country where the parent last had a license may be needed if the parent has not possessed a valid TX driver license for 3 years
If a student does not have an eligible parent, he/she cannot take Parent Taught Drivers Ed, but please be aware, this can be your legal parent or guardian, including step-parent, grandparent, or foster parent.
Level assessments must be passed by a score of 70. If you fail a level assessment you can take the level assessment again (no additional charge) an unlimited number of times until you pass.
Start Your Course Today!
Start your course today and get your permit after the first 6 hours of instruction!
Steps To Take PTDE Course
6 Easy Steps to Complete Your Parent Taught Drivers Ed Course
Sign up for Comedy Driving's fast and easy Texas State Approved PTDE course. This course is designed for teens ages 14-17.
Order Your PTDE Packet
We will send you instructions on your next steps, including the link to purchase the PTDE from the TDLR for $20.00.
Take the Written Test
Complete the first 6 hours of our course, and take our easy written test. We will then send you your certificate of completion!
Get Your Permit
Take all of your forms to the DPS. Complete your eye exam there, and you will get your Texas Learners Permit!
Continue the Course
Finish taking the online course, and keep track of your 44 hours of driving in the vehicle with your parent/instructor.
Get your License!
Once you complete the Texas parent taught drivers education course the only thing left to do is return to the DPS for your driving test.
Take your course on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC, or Mac. Any device that has a modern browser will allow you to take our course. No need to download bulky apps, taking up space on your device. You may also switch between devices as you need to with no interruption to your course.
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Learn To Drive
Learn to drive with our online parent-taught driver's education course. Our course can be taken on any device (phone, tablet, PC, Mac), and is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. After the first 6 hours of online learning, you will be eligible to get your Learners Permit. This will allow you to continue the course and start driving with your approved Parent Teacher!
Instant Certificate Delivery
As soon as you pass your online written exam, you will be presented with your certificate of completion for immediate download. A copy will also be emailed to you. We will then provide you with a checklist of items you will need to take with you to your local DPS, where you will take your eye exam and obtain your permit.
Free Written Test
Included with your course is the written test for your permit. No waiting in line at the DPS office! Simply take and pass our exam, and you will be given a certificate of completion. Take that with additional paperwork to your local DPS office, where you will take an eye exam and obtain your permit.
Our course is currently only $29.00, with no hidden fees. This includes the 32 hours of online classroom instruction, an observation/behind-the-wheel guide, links to all required paperwork, and the permit exam.