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- Chloe, from San Antonio, Tx
"You are the best! We loved your easy to follow driving portion for parents! It
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- Melody J, from Austin, Tx
How does this course work?
Have you seen our Interactive Guide? It explains the process in more detail.
Our course is a one-stop parent taught driver's education program that takes place 100% online (aside from parent-led driving). When we say it's all inclusive, we mean it. You will not pay a dime to us after enrollment.
Once you have your Parent Taught Program Guide from the TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation) you may realize that it can be confusing. Don't worry, our course is going to walk you through it step by step. We make it easy. At any point you need to use a form from the TDLR Parent Taught Program Guide, we will remind you, and we provide great sample forms with labels and notations; so you will always fill them out correctly!
Complete the lessons entirely at your own pace. Start and stop whenever you would like. Once you are finished with the first 6 hours (concurrent method) you can visit your "Certificates" page to take the official Learner License Exam online with us. After passing, you will request your certificate of completion (DE-964). Once the student has their Texas Learner License, they will move on to the driving lessons, which will guide the parent on exactly what to do in the vehicle.
Take our practice permit quizzes as often as you would like and review ALL past quizzes in your "Quiz Records." (Take a free practice quiz here.)
We designed the course to be as easy as possible. Driver's ed shouldn't be a confusing process and it won't be with our course. Simply follow the instructions and your student will be on their way to earning a learner's and driver's license.
Where do we begin?
As with every online course, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) require parents to first register for the Parent Taught Program Guide online here, or mail a completed Parent-Taught Driver's Ed request form (DL-92) located here. Simply follow the directions on the TDLR's website, or form if you decide to mail it in. After registering online with the TDLR for Parent Taught, or mailing in your application, you may register for our course through our registration page.
Once you have registered, paid and have the guide, you can get started right away!
How much does the course cost?
Our entire course, everything included, is a one-time fee of $79 (for either Concurrent or Block methods). A student will be able to get their learner's AND driver's license for this one fee. (the DPS charges a small fee for issuance of the permit and license when you visit them)
If you need the "Driving Portion Only" the fee is $59. (students only qualify for this if they have finished all 32 classroom hours at another school)
Please call for pricing on multiple student discounts. 281-993-5662
What payment options do I have?
You may pay by Check, Money Order, or all major Credit/Debit cards. We process credit/debit card payments through PayPal, the safest way to pay on the Internet. This allows our customers to have a completely secure checkout, as well as a receipt for purchase. America's Drivers Ed does not see, collect or keep any credit card information.
To pay by check or money order, please call for payment address and registration instructions.
How long do we have to complete the course?
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requires that a student must complete a Parent Taught Driver Education course before their 24th birthday. This course will not expire and we DO NOT charge you monthly for access like some other courses.
Do You Offer the Official Learner License Exam Online?
We sure do! After the student completes the first 6 hours of lessons (concurrent method), they will then be able to take the official Texas Learner License Exam from home on our website. Once you pass this exam, there is NOT another exam at the DMV. We have the exam that the student takes for the Learner License. There will only be a driving exam at the DMV, but that will be down the road for the license.
Concurrent Vs. Block Method?
Our course is approved for both methods.
In the "Concurrent Method" your student will complete 6 hours of classroom instruction, obtain the Texas Learner's License, and then complete the remainder of the course along with the 44 hours of the driving portion. (all included as well)
In the "Block Method" your student will complete all 32 hours of classroom instruction, obtain their Learner's License, and then complete 44 hours of the driving portion. 14 year olds will need to use the "Block Method," unless their birthday is coming soon enough for it to make sense using the Concurrent Method.
Watch the video below for a more detailed explanation. (Choose full screen for a better view!)
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How old do I have to be to start the course?
A student must be between the ages of 14-24 on the day that you sign up for the course.
How soon can I get the Learner License to practice driving?
After successful completion of the first 6 hours (min. 3 days) of classroom instruction, completion of the practice quizzes, and passing of the Official Texas Learner License Exam, a student will be eligible to apply for a Learner License. The student must also meet all other state requirements for obtaining a Learner License. The course will tell you exactly what requirements you have to meet before going to the DMV.
After successful completion of the full 32 hours (min. 16 days) of classroom instruction, completion of the practice quizzes, and passing of the Official Texas Learner License Exam, a student will be eligible to apply for a Learner License. The student must also meet all other state requirements for obtaining a Learner License. The course will tell you exactly what requirements you have to meet before going to the DMV.
How soon can I get my Driver License?
Texas law requires a minor to maintain a Learner License for a minimum of 6 months. The 6 month waiting period does not start until the student has received their Learner License from a DPS or DMV official. A Learner License can be obtained in a minimum of 3 days of course enrollment. (See previous FAQ)
After the 6 month waiting period, as long as the student meets all other state requirements for a driver license they will be eligible. (including being at least 16 years of age)
Does the course have videos?
Yes it does! We have some great videos throughout the course made by our great team of creative professionals. Check out the videos towards the bottom of the homepage, or watch the one below.
Do I have to keep track of time?
You will log the dates of completion on our easy to use State-approved time logs. The amount of time to complete a lesson is designated for you, so you don’t have to worry about watching a clock! Filling out the forms will be easy! We even have great form samples that show you exactly how to fill them out.
Do you offer just the Driving Portion only?
Yes, we offer the 44 hours needed to complete the Driving Portion only. The fee for the Driving portion only is $59. You will find this option on our registration page.
Students and parents that want to use the "Driving Portion Only" will need to have completed all 32 classroom hours at another school and possess a certificate showing so.
What is the TDLR?
The TDLR, or Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation was created by Texas lawmakers, and now administers the Parent Taught Driver Education program in Texas. The TDLR also now oversees multiple forms or delivery of driver education. What does this mean for you, the parent or student? Well, not much. Forms will start to look different, and the state will now have a different phone number and contact information. We will still guide you through any subsequent changes as we always do. The Texas Parent Taught Driver Education was formally administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety. More information on the TDLR can be found here at their website.
To contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation:
Contact Phone Numbers:
(800) 803 - 9202
(512) 463 - 6599
(512) 463 - 9468 fax
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Driver Education and Safety
PO Box 12157
Austin, Tx 78711