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Take a quick and easy Texas Adult Driver Education course to get your TX driver license!

  • Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
  • Qualify for Your Texas Driver License in 6 Hours!
  • Enjoy Fun, Interactive Lessons
  • Helpful Customer Support Available 24/7
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Welcome to Safe2Drive! We're here to help you accomplish your goal of getting a Texas driver license and getting out on the road. We've made it easy for you with a convenient online course that allows you to log in anytime, anywhere. It's perfect for busy adults who who are working, going to school, or both! Our TDLR-approved Adult Driver's Ed course enables you to learn everything you need to know before you get behind the wheel, from defensive driving techniques to the latest Texas driving laws.

As per Texas law, the course is 6 hours in length. We have broken the course into 10 simple lessons that include activities like games, animations, slideshows, and videos. You will also take a short multiple-choice quiz at the end of each lesson to help you retain what you learn. Plus, you get to take your DPS exam online, instead of at a DPS office! Once you pass the course, we will mail you a Certificate of Completion. When you receive your Certificate of Completion, you will be able to apply for your Texas driver license. Please note that this course is for individuals over the age of 18. If you are a teen between the ages of 14 and 17 who wants to get a driver license, you will need to register for either a Texas Parent Taught Driver Education course or a Teen (AMI) Driver Education course.


A Quick Guide to Getting a Texas Driver License

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to begin a Texas Adult Driver Education course, you must be at least 18 years old. The course is required for Texas residents between the ages of 18 and 24 who want to get a driver license, but adults 25 and over are welcome to take the course too.

If you are eligible, you're ready to start your course!

Step 1: Register for Our Course

Signing up is easy! Just click the Register Now button and we will guide you through all of the steps to set up your account.

Step 2: Complete the First 6 Lessons

You can start your course right away--you don't have to pay to begin! We want to ensure that you are satisfied with your online Texas Adult Driver Education course experience.

Step 3: Pay for the Course

You will be prompted to make payment at the start of Lesson 7 in the course. You can also pay at any point prior to Lesson 7. However, payment must be made before starting Lesson 7 in order for you to be able to continue the Texas Adult Driver Education course.

Step 4: Complete the Course

Next, you will need to complete the final 4 lessons of your Texas Driver's Ed course.

Step 5: Pass the DPS Exam

With Safe2Drive, you can take your DPS Exam online! The exam is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions, and you must score at least 70% to pass. However, you have 3 chances to pass the exam!

Step 6: Get Your Certificate of Completion

Once you've passed the exam, we will mail you a Certificate of Completion.

Step 7: Complete the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course.

Anyone who completes the 6-hour Adult Driver Education course is required to take the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course and receive a completion certificate before taking the driving test. The ITYD course is a free one-hour video course developed by the DPS that explains the dangers of distracted driving. When you complete the ITYD course, you will be emailed a completion certificate. You must print the certificate and submit a paper copy to the driver license office when you take your driving test. The ITYD certificate is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on your certificate, you must restart the ITYD program.

Step 8: Apply for Your Driver License

The final step is to apply for your driver license! Simply visit your nearest DPS Driver License Office with your Texas Adult Driver Education certificate and your ITYD certificate and pass a vision exam and driving test. If you pass everything, you will be awarded a Texas driver license! Congratulations!


Why Safe2Drive?

Safe2Drive courses can be summed up in 3 words: high-quality, convenient, and affordable. We work hard to constantly improve all of our courses, including our Texas Adult Driver Education course. Because TX ADE can be completed online, it is easily accessible and you get to decide when you work on it! But you're not alone--our exceptional Customer Care team is available to you 24/7 by phone or email.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get started with your Texas Adult Driver's Ed course!

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If you're 18 or over, our TDLR-approved Texas Adult Driver Education course is the perfect way to prepare to start driving! It is a short but comprehensive course that covers everything you need to know, from driving basics to advanced defensive driving techniques. You'll enjoy an entertaining course experience and feel completely ready to take your driving test!

TDLR-Approved

This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). This means that it will satisfy all of your driver education requirements.

Course Length

As per Texas rules, the Adult Driver Education online course is 6 hours in length. All 6 hours can be completed through the Internet, instead of in a classroom!

Course Benefits

Taking a Texas Adult Driver's Ed course online has plenty of benefits. Our course is simple, and you can go at the pace that's best for you. Want to finish your course in one sitting? Go for it! Would you prefer to take your time and chip away at the course? It's totally up to you. Whatever you decide, you have the ability to log in and out of your course as often as you need to. Plus, we always remember where you left off.

No matter what you decide to do, you'll never be bored with our course. You'll watch videos, click through slideshows on interesting topics, view animations, and play fun games! You'll have such a good time, you'll forget you're taking a class. If at any point you find that you have questions, feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team--they're around 24/7.

One of the biggest benefits of completing your Texas Adult Driver Education course online is that you can take your DPS Exam online too, instead of at the DPS! That means you can take the exam in the quiet of your own home, rather than in a busy office. It saves you time at the DPS when you go to apply for your driver license, too!

Getting Your Certificate

After successfully completing your Texas Adult Driver's Ed course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in the mail. We will send the certificate to you via USPS First-Class Mail at no cost to you.

If you are awarded a certificate by 4PM CST (Monday-Friday), the certificate will be processed and mailed the same day. If you are awarded a certificate after 4PM CST, the certificate will be processed and shipped the following business day. Delivery typically takes between 3-4 business days.

If you need your certificate sooner, we also offer shipping options through FedEx:

  • FedEx 2-Day: Delivered by 8PM in two business days (Mon-Fri).
  • FedEx Priority: Delivered next business day (Mon-Fri) by 10:30AM to most areas, and 3PM in some rural areas.

That's all there is to it!

So what are you waiting for? Register today and get on your way toward receiving your Texas driver license!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Online Texas Adult Driver Education - General Note

We have made every attempt to answer the most commonly asked questions. Please call or email us if your question is not here.

Questions

What is the Texas Adult Driver Education Program?

The Adult Driver Education (ADE) program allows individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 to qualify for their first-time driver license in Texas.

How does it work?

In order to qualify for your Texas driver license, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Register for our Texas ADE online course.
  • Start the course.
  • Complete the first six lessons of online instruction.
  • Pay for the course.
  • Complete the remaining four lessons of online instruction.
  • Receive your Certificate of Completion.
  • Take the Impact Texas Young Drivers course and get your ITYD certificate. Remember this certificate is only valid for 90 days.
  • Apply for a driver license at the Driver License Office.
  • Pass the driving and vision exams at the Driver License Office.
  • Get your Texas driver license!
  • What are the eligibility requirements?

    You must be at least 18 years of age to take the ADE course.

    What are the driver license requirements if you are 18 or older?

    If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you must:

  • Have completed an approved Texas Adult Driver Education course.
  • Have completed the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course.
  • Apply for a driver license in person at your local Driver License Office.
  • At the Driver License Office, you must:

  • Present the following documents and information:
  • Complete Application - DL-14A
  • Identification documents
  • Social Security Card or other acceptable evidence of a Social Security Number
  • Proof of Texas Residency
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence
  • Proof of financial responsibility for the vehicle that you will be using for your driving test or a statement that you do not own a vehicle. You must have at least the minimum amount of coverage required for your vehicle.
  • Valid motor vehicle registration in Texas for the vehicle which will be used for the driving exam or a statement that you do not own a vehicle that is required to be registered
  • Certificate of Completion from your Adult Driver Education course (ADE-1317)
  • Certificate of Completion from your Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course
  • Give thumbprints.
  • Pay the required fee.
  • Pass a vision exam and take the driving test.
  • Have your picture taken.
  • If you complete all of these steps and pass your driving test, you will receive a receipt that you may use as a temporary driver license until your permanent license arrives in the mail. The receipt is valid for 45 days or until you receive your permanent license.
  • What is included in the curriculum?

    The online TX ADE curriculum consists of engaging lessons with:

  • Informative course material
  • Helpful videos
  • Interactive animations and slideshows
  • Fun games
  • A short quiz will be given at the end of each lesson. You must answer at least three of the four questions correctly to move on to the next lesson.

    These features will allow you to easily master the content and help you pass with flying colors! We want to make this process as easy and anxiety-free as possible for you.

    What happens if I do not pass the lesson quiz?

    Most people pass each quiz the first time. However, if you fail a lesson quiz, you will have to retake it as many times as necessary until you achieve a 75% or better (3 out of 4 questions correct) before moving on to the next lesson.

    Must I finish the entire course in one sitting?

    No. You get to set your own schedule! Finish all at once if you'd like, or spread out the course and complete it when you have time.

    We provide 24/7 online access with an unlimited number of logins. Just use your username and password to log in, and we will take you back to where you last left off.

    How long does the program take to complete?

    Safe2Drive's Texas Adult Driver Education course is 6 hours in length, as required by the TDLR.

    What do I do if a video is not playing?

    If you are having trouble with a video, first try refreshing the page. If this does not work, please try a different browser. Our course works best with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

    One of the above two options should fix the problem. However, if you find that the video is still not playing, please log out of the course and log back in. This will restart the video.

    Should you continue to have technical issues, please contact our Customer Care team at (800) 763-1297.

    What is the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course?

    Anyone who completes the 6-hour Adult Driver Education course is required to take the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) course and receive a completion certificate before taking the driving test. The ITYD course is a free one-hour video course developed by the DPS that explains the dangers of distracted driving. When you complete the ITYD course, you will be emailed a completion certificate. You must print the certificate and submit a paper copy to the driver license office when you take your driving test. The ITYD certificate is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on your certificate, you must restart the ITYD program.

    How much does the course cost and what are my payment options?

    The price of the course is $37.00. You may pay by one of the following methods:

  • Credit card online
  • Credit card by phone
  • Check by mail