What are the steps to Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed?

Check out this handy infographic that lays out the 7 simple steps to Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed. You can then find all the links you need below, along with a downloadable PDF of our complete, detailed, thorough Texas PTDE Guide that walks you through every step of the process. 


  1. Make sure you have an eligible parent instructor by checking out these requirements
  2. Order and receive your PTDE packet from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) - a required $20 fee for all parent taught students in the state of Texas, no matter what company you sign up for.
  3. Purchase Aceable's Texas Parent Taught course and finish Level 1.
  4. Get your permit at the DPS - learn what you'll need to bring and how to fill out your forms.
  5. Complete the rest of your Aceable course (Levels 2-12) and behind-the-wheel hours.
  6. Complete the Impact Texas Teen Drivers course (ITTD) on the DPS website.
  7. Get your license at the DPS - learn what you'll need to bring and how to fill out your forms. Don't forget to smile - you'll be carrying around that driver license photo for a long time!

Check out our complete guide for the most detailed instructions, attached to the bottom of this article. 

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