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Choosing a Driver Education Course

Effective September 1, 2015, all drivers taking a teen driver course must complete the ITD program – learn more

Teens

Individuals under 18 years of age are required to complete a driver education course and present the Texas Driver Education Certificate (DE-964) at the driver license office.

When applying for a license, the driving test is required. The knowledge test will be waived if it was completed during the driver education course.

NOTE: An individual may start the classroom phase of a driver education course at 14 years of age but cannot apply for a learner license until he/she is at least 15.

There are three types of driver education for teens:

  1. A traditional driver education course offered by a driver training school
  2. Parent-taught driver education (PTDE)
  3. Driver education offered in public school

Regulation of Driver Education Schools, Driver Safety Schools, Course Providers and Instructors, and the Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) program was transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Driver Education options are available at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Driver Education and Safety.