How do I complete the required behind-the-wheel driving hours?

You can get started on the 44 required behind-the-wheel hours once you've received your permit at the DPS.

You must do 14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with your official parent instructor (the student will observe the parent instructor for seven of the hours, while the parent instructor will observe the student for the other seven hours).

You must also do 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with any licensed adult 21 years old or older (10 of these hours must be done at night).


For tracking all of your driving activity, we recommend that you use the in-app Behind the Wheel Driving Log available in the Aceable Drivers Ed app on either iOS and Android. Both parents and students can use the app, and logs will sync between your accounts. Once you’ve completed your hours, simply export the log to a PDF, print, and take it with you to the DPS!

We also offer two traditional PDF forms for tracking your hours, if you’d prefer to use a paper form.

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