DRIVERS EDUCATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

TEENAGE DRIVER EDUCATION

Is a teenager required to complete a driver education course before receiving a driver license?

Yes. Texas law requires persons under 18 to successfully complete a state-approved driver education course to be eligible for a driver’s license…

Is there more than one way for a teen to complete a Texas-approved driver education course?

Yes. There are three ways to completed your Texas-approved driver education course…

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How much do the driver education courses cost?

Regular $369.00 But we do provide discounts and run specials

How long is the teen driver education course?

The classroom phase of a driver education course is at least 32 hours which cannot be completed in less than 16 days…

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What are the timelines to complete a teen driver education course?

Six months.

If I am absent for a day or two from a licensed driver education school, may I get an excused absence and miss those classes?

To obtain a Texas driver license prior to the age of 18, all driver education hours in both the classroom and in-car must be attended or made up…

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I heard that I can now miss one full week (10 hours) of driver education classroom sessions and make them up later. Is that true?

Yes. If you are attending a licensed driver education school, you can miss up to 10 hours and make them up at a later date.

I’m 17 and finished a driver education course last month. I’m still driving on my permit. Do I have to take a road test at DPS?

Yes. Starting on September 1, 2009 any student submitting an application to DPS for a permit or a driver’s license must take a road test./ Driving Test can also be taken at the driving school.

Is it true that some licensed driver education schools are allowed to give the DPS driving skills examination?

Yes. Some licensed driver education schools that meet the requirements and have undergone instructor testing, drive route audits and approval with the Department of Public Safety are eligible to give the skills examination. Find an authorized Third-Party Skills Testing school on the DPS website.