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Enjoy the independence and convenience of an online course!

  • Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
  • Complete All 32 Lessons of Instruction Online
  • Qualify for Your Learner License After 6 Hours of Instruction!
  • Take the Knowledge Test Online for FREE!
  • You Don't Have to Pay for the Course Until You Finish Lesson 6!
  • Get One Step Closer to Your Driver License

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It's time to get your Texas driver license! We know you can't wait to have the keys handed over to you, and we've worked hard to make the driver education process easy for you! Our TDLR-approved online Texas Teen Driver Education course is the most convenient way to earn your learner license. All of the instruction is completed online, which means you can study anywhere-- at home, between classes, or at your favorite coffee shop. Taking your course online also means you can work toward your license whenever is best for you. If you're a night owl, you can stay up late chipping away at your course. Or, you can complete lessons while you eat breakfast--you make the schedule!

We've broken the course down into simple lessons that are fun to complete. You'll play games, watch videos, interact with animations, and check out slideshows. After you complete the first 6 hours of the course, you qualify for your learner license! And the best part is, you can take your Knowledge Test online with us instead of at the DPS. That means you can save time when you go to apply for your Texas learner permit. How cool is that?

If you have questions at any point during the course, our friendly and helpful Customer Care team is here to assist you 24/7. You can call, email, or even reach out to us on Facebook! We are here to help you out every step of the way. We've made it our mission to provide the best course experience possible. It's important to us that you both enjoy your course and feel ready to get behind the wheel. Our Texas Teen Driver Education course will teach you everything you need to know to be a great driver. So let's get started!


A Quick Guide to Getting a Driver License in Texas

Eligibility Requirements for Teens

The only eligibility requirement to begin a Texas Teen Driver's Ed course is you must be at least 14 years old. If you are eligible, you're ready to get started!

Step 1: Register for Your Driver Education Course

Signing up is easy! All you have to do is click the Register Now button and we will guide you through all of the steps to set up an account and begin the course.

Step 2: Complete the First 6 Hours of the Course

Texas rules require Teen Driver Education courses to be 32 hours in length. However, you only need to complete the first 6 hours of your course to qualify for your learner license! Once you've finished Lesson 6 of the course, you can apply to get your Texas learner permit.

Step 3: Get Your TX Learner License

The next step in the process is to pass the Knowledge Test. With Safe2Drive, you can take the Knowledge Test online, instead of at the DPS office! Once you pass the test, you and your parent/guardian can go to the nearest DPS office and you can apply for your learner license. Once you have your learner license, you are able to start the behind-the-wheel training!

Step 4: Finish Your Teen Driver Education Course

Now, you need to complete the remaining 26 hours of online instruction. Once you have successfully completed the Texas Teen Driver Education course, we will award you a Certificate of Completion. At this point, you will also need to complete the required 44 hours of behind-the-wheel training (14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 30 hours of driving practice). You will need to transfer your course hours to either a commercial driver education school or to your parent so that you can begin behind-the-wheel training. You can check out our driving school partner for behind-the-wheel courses.

Step 5: Complete the Free ITTD Course

As per Texas law, you must complete their Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) course as a step toward getting a driver license. It's a free online course, and you are required to complete it and receive a Certificate of Completion. Hang on to this certificate--you will need it when applying for a Texas driver license.

Step 6: Get Your Driver License!

In order to get a Texas driver license, you will need to complete the steps above, be at least 16 years old, have resided in Texas for at least 30 days prior to applying for a driver license, and have held your learner license for 6 months. Then, you will simply need to gather the required documents and head to the DPS Driver License Office with a parent/legal guardian to take the driving exam.

The documents you need to bring with you to the DPS are the following:

  1. Proof of identity
  2. Identification documents
  3. Social Security Card or other acceptable evidence of a Social Security Number
  4. Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
  5. Proof of Texas residency
  6. Completed Application DL-14A
  7. Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form (this must be completed and signed by a school official) or your high school diploma or GED
  8. Proof of financial responsibility for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle. You must have at least the minimum amount of coverage required for your vehicle.
  9. Valid motor vehicle registration in Texas for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle
  10. Certificate of Completion (DE-964) from your Teen Driver Education course
  11. ITTD Certificate of Completion
    • Effective September 1, 2015, individuals taking a Texas teen driver education course are required to complete the ITTD requirement before they will be eligible to take the driving skills exam.

At the Driver License Office, you will pay the required fee and pass the driving skills exam (you will need to pass this exam within 90 days of the date on your ITTD Certificate of Completion).

Once you pass the driving skills exam, you will be issued a provisional Texas driver license!


Why Safe2Drive?

At Safe2Drive, we understand that you're eager to get your driver license. We're just as excited to help you on your journey to get behind the wheel. That's why we make signing up for and taking your course a breeze. We believe a driver education course should be comprehensive and entertaining, and our Teen Driver Education course delivers on those promises. If you ever do need assistance with your course, we have a friendly Customer Care team available 24/7 to help you out.

Our awesome features, like the option to take your Knowledge Test online and our interactive course elements, are what set us apart.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today and get on your way toward receiving a driver license!

The Texas Teen Driver Education program is an online, self-study course for teens between the ages of 14 and 17. State law requires Teen Driver's Ed courses to be 32 hours long. However, the course will keep you entertained with fun multimedia elements like videos and games while you learn how to drive. Please note that this course fulfills the theory portion of the driver education requirement, but you are also required to complete behind-the-wheel training.


Course Approval

This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

Course Length

As per Texas rules, the Teen Driver Education course is 32 hours in length. All 32 hours can be completed online. Texas teens are also required to complete 14 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a parent/legal guardian/commercial driving school (7 hours of in-car observation and 7 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction) and 30 hours of driving practice (10 of which must take place at night).

Course Features

Your Texas Teen Driver's Ed course is loaded with cool features that make it fun and easy. You won't be stuck reading through boring paragrahs of text--instead, you'll enjoy awesome games, videos, animations, and so much more that will help you remember what you learn!

Our online technology makes everything convenient for you, too. Each time you log back in to your course, you are automatically taken back to where you last left off. You can also go back to any previous point in the course if you feel you need to review an earlier section. You can take your Knowledge Test online, instead of at a noisy DPS office. And don't forget the best part of all--you can take your course on any device! You can complete a few lessons on your laptop, then switch to a tablet, and even do the rest on your smartphone! We've worked hard to make your course as convenient as possible for you.

Getting Your Certificate

When you take Teen (AMI) Driver Education, you receive two different certificates. The TDLR requires that we mail you hard copies of these. These certificates are:

Six-Hour Completion Certificate: We will mail this certificate to you once you have completed the first six hours of online instruction, if you opt to take the Knowledge Test at the DPS. If you choose to take the Knowledge Test online with us, you will receive your Six-Hour Completion Certificate after you have completed the first six hours and passed the Knowledge Test. Take this with you when you go to the Driver License office to obtain your learner license. Completion of the first six hours is required when applying for your learner license.

Course Completion Certificate: We will mail this certificate to you after you have successfully completed all 32 hours of the course and passed the final exam. Completion of the entire course is required when applying for your driver license, in addition to completion of 14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a licensed instructor, and 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a parent/legal guardian.

We will mail both certificates 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. Your certificate will contain a certificate number provided by the Texas TDLR, which will serve as proof that you completed an approved course.

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.

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

FAQs

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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.

What is the Texas Teen Driver Education Program?

The Teen Driver Education program is an online, self-study course designed for teens between the ages of 14 and 17. It meets the mandated 32-hour time requirement and utilizes fun multimedia elements, such as videos and games, to help teens learn how to drive. Please note that this course fulfills the theory portion of the driver education requirement, but teens are also required to complete behind-the-wheel training.

How does it work?

The process is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Register for our online Texas Teen Driver Education course.
  2. Start the course.
  3. Complete the first six lessons of online instruction.
  4. Pay for the course, if you have not already done so.
  5. Take the Knowledge Test online with us.
  6. Receive your Six-Hour Completion Certificate (we will mail this to you).
  7. Apply for your learner license (you may opt to apply for your learner license after completing all 32 hours of the course, if you wish).
  8. Complete the remaining 26 lessons of the Texas Teen Driver's Ed course.
  9. Pass the final exam.
  10. Receive your Certificate of Completion (we will mail this to you as well).

What are the course eligibility requirements for students?

You must be at least 14 years old to take the Texas Teen Driver Education course. You may apply for your learner license once you turn 15.

Do I need to have behind-the-wheel training too?

Yes. You will need to complete the behind-the-wheel instruction with a driving school or an adult who meets Texas's requirements. Behind-the-wheel training includes 7 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 7 hours of behind-the-wheel observation, and 30 hours of additional behind-the-wheel practice (10 of which must be at night).

Check out our driving school partner for behind-the-wheel courses taught by an instructor.

What are the requirements to get a learner license?

In order to earn your learner license, you must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old.
  2. Have completed the first six hours of our approved Texas Teen Driver Education course and earned a DEE-964 Certificate for a learner license.
  3. Pass the Road Rules and Road Signs exam. You can even take this online with us for FREE!
  4. Pass a vision exam at the Driver License Office.

At the Driver License Office, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and you must:

  1. Present the following documents and information:
    1. Proof of identity
    2. Identification documents
    3. Social Security Card or other acceptable evidence of a Social Security Number
    4. Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
    5. Proof of Texas residency
    6. Completed Application DL-14A
    7. Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form (this must be completed and signed by a school official) or your high school diploma or GED
    8. Proof of financial responsibility for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle. You must have at least the minimum amount of coverage required for your vehicle.
    9. Valid motor vehicle registration in Texas for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle
    10. Certificate of Completion (DEE-964) from your Teen Driver Education course
  2. Pay the required fee.
  3. Pass a vision exam and a written exam (if you have not already taken the written exam online).

What are the requirements to get a provisional driver license?

In order to earn your driver license, you must:

  1. Be at least 16 years old.
  2. Have completed both an approved Texas Teen Driver Education course and behind-the-wheel training.
  3. Have completed the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) requirement.
    • Effective September 1, 2015, individuals taking a teen driver education course are required to complete the ITTD requirement before they will be eligible to take the driving skills exam.
  4. Have held a valid learner license for at least 6 months.
  5. Pass a driving exam at the Driver License Office (you will need to pass this exam within 90 days of the date on your ITTD Certificate of Completion).
  6. Receive your driver license!

At the Driver License Office, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and you must:

  1. Present the following documents and information:
    1. Proof of identity
    2. Identification documents
    3. Social Security Card or other acceptable evidence of a Social Security Number
    4. Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
    5. Proof of Texas residency
    6. Completed Application DL-14A
    7. Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) form (this must be completed and signed by a school official) or your high school diploma or GED
    8. Proof of financial responsibility for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle. You must have at least the minimum amount of coverage required for your vehicle.
    9. Valid motor vehicle registration in Texas for each vehicle you own or a statement that you do not own a vehicle
    10. Certificate of Completion (DE-964) from your Teen Driver Education course
    11. ITTD Certificate of Completion
      • Effective September 1, 2015, individuals taking a teen driver education course are required to complete the ITTD requirement before they will be eligible to take the driving skills exam.
  2. Pay the required fee.
  3. Pass a driving exam (you will need to pass this exam within 90 days of the date on your ITTD Certificate of Completion).

Your provisional driver license will become a full driver license once you turn 18.

What is the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) requirement?

The ITTD program is a FREE 2-hour informational video developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety as an additional safety measure for new drivers. Effective September 1, 2015, all Texas teens who are taking a teen driver education course must complete the ITTD program after they have received a Certificate of Completion (DE-964) from their driver education provider. Students must complete the ITTD program before they may take their driving exam.

The ITTD program is available on the Department of Public Safety's Impact Texas Teen Drivers website.

Please Note: Your ITTD Certificate of Completion is only valid for 90 days. If you do not pass the driving skills exam within 90 days of the date on the ITTD certificate, you must restart the ITTD program and take the driving skills exam again.

What is included in the curriculum?

The online TX Teen Driver's Ed 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 4 of the 5 questions correctly to move on to the next lesson.

All of these course 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 is voice verification?

The TDLR requires online providers of the Texas Teen Driver Education course to verify each student's identity throughout the course, in order to ensure that the student who registered for the course is in fact the one taking it.

Voice verification is one method of confirming a student's identity. During registration, you will be prompted to call in to our voice verification system and will then be instructed to repeat several numeric phrases. The system stores your "voice print," and at various times throughout the course, you will be prompted to call in to the system again to repeat a single phrase. Each voice sample is compared to your voice print to verify that you are the same person that registered for the course.

What are personal validation questions?

Personal validation questions are another form of identity verification. During registration, you will be asked to answer 10 simple questions. Throughout the online Teen Driver's Ed course, you will be asked to answer these questions again, in addition to questions that are pulled from the contact information you provide during registration. This way we know that you are in fact the one that registered for the course.

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 be able to retake it as many times as necessary until you achieve a score of 80% or better (4 out of 5 questions correct). Please note that you will be required to retake the lesson each time you fail a lesson quiz. You must pass each quiz before moving on to the next lesson.

Is there a final exam?

Yes. At the end of the course, there is a final exam that consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. You must score 70% on the final exam in order to pass the course.

You are allowed 3 attempts to pass the final exam. If you fail your third attempt, you will fail the course. This means you will be required to take the course over from the beginning, including registering and paying again, in order to complete the course.

How soon can I complete the course?

Safe2Drive's Texas Teen Driver Education course is 32 hours in length, as required by the TDLR.

Our course allows you to set your own schedule and study when you want. However, as per Texas rules, you may only complete a maximum of 2 hours of course instruction per day. This means that your 32-hour course will take a minimum of 16 days to complete.

To make things as convenient as possible for you, 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.

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.

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

The price of the course is $89.00. You may pay by one of the following methods:

  1. Credit card online
  2. Credit card by phone
  3. Check, money order, or cashier's check by mail