Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to take a driver education course?

Any person between 14 and 25 years old.

I want to take a driver education course, what are my options?

  • Enrolling in a driver education school
  • Enrolling in an approved parent taught course
  • Completing a driver education course at a public school, education service center, college or university

How much do driver education courses cost?

Each school establishes the cost of their program. Please refer to our packages and prices section

How long is the minor and adult driver education course?

The classroom phase of a driver education course is at least 32 hours, and it cannot be completed in fewer than 16 days. The in-car phase consists of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel driving, 7 hours of in-car observation, and an additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice, of which 10 hours must be done at night.

The additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice must be monitored from the front passenger seat during the driving practice by an adult 21 years or older who holds a valid driver license and has at least one year of driving experience

Can a person older than 18, but younger than 25, take the minor and adult driver education course (32 hours of classroom, 7 hours behind-the-wheel, 7 hours observation)?

Yes, anyone 14 years old or older can take the course.

My child dropped out of high school and has been told that they cannot get a driver license until they are 18. Is that true?

Yes. Persons under 18 must be enrolled and attending school as a condition of being licensed to operate a motor vehicle, unless the person has a high school diploma or GED.

How long is the course?

This is a 6-hour course offered by a licensed driver education school. It may be completed online or in-person

I’m 19 years old and want to get my driver’s license. Do I have to take a course?

Yes, Texas law requires persons 18-25 who wish to obtain a driver’s license to successfully complete a driver education course.