TEENS (14-17) Online Driver's Ed. Courses

Complete your 32 hour classroom online.

Instructor Led Online

  • Driving hours with certified instructor.
  • 32hr Online Course.
  • Eligible for learner permit in 6 hours.
  • Instant certificate delivery.

Complete your 32 hour online driver’s education course from anywhere. Then visit Houston Driving School or any certified driving school for your 14 hours of driving lessons. Online Course and Driving lessons with Houston Driving School start at $479.

Parent/guardian registration with TDLR not required.

$79 or $479 with driving.

Everything needed to get your license.

Parent Taught Online

  • Driving hours with parent/guardian.
  • 32hr Online course.
  • Eligible for learner permit in 6 hours.
  • Instant certificate delivery.

Get your Texas driver’s license from home! Complete your 32 hour online course, and do your 14 hours of driving lessons with your parent/guardian. Students are eligible for their permit after the first 6 hours (Module 1).

Parent/Guardian must register with TDLR. 

Only $69

Complete your 14 Hour Log (7 Driving & 7 Observing)

Parent Taught Behind the Wheel ONLY

  • Driving hours with parent/guardian (7 hours driving & 7 hours observation)

If you’ve already completed your 32 hours of driver’s education and want to do the 14 hours of driving lessons with your parent/guardian this is the product you need.

Parent/guardian will register with TDLR as a parent taught instructor and complete and log the 14 hours of driving. (7 hours of driving and 7 hours of observation)

Only $49

Why take online driver's ed.?

There’s many reasons to choose online driver’s education. For starters, you can complete your classroom hours online, from home, and on your own time! Sports, school, and extracurricular activities keep getting in the way of getting your driver’s license? No worries! Just login to the online course and complete what you can, when you can.

Their are numerous other benefits to taking the parent taught online driver’s ed. course. Including, you SAVE MONEY! That’s right, you’ll save hundreds of dollar by completing your driving lessons with your parent instead of visiting a driving school.

Our online programs come with everything you need to get your learner permit, license, complete your driving hours, and will. walk you through the entire process. What used to be costly, time-consuming, and confusing, is now easy as 1-2-3!

Ready to get started?
Choose the course that's right for you!

Have some questions?
Check out our F.A.Q!

  1. (IF PARENT TAUGHT) Check with DPS to ensure you are eligible to be a parent taught instructor, here: Texas DPS Driver Records. Then register to become one here: Purchase/Register with TDLR as PT instructor. The main requirements being 7 years of driving experience and a Texas license for at least 3 years.
  2. Complete a 32 hour classroom/online program. You will be eligible for permit after the first 6 hours and will earn a certificate that can be used to obtain your permit at the DPS after completing Module 1. You will earn a second certificate after completing all 32 hours (Module 12) that will be used at the DPS to obtain your driver’s license.
  3. Get your permit at the DPS after turning 15 and completing the first 6 hours of your 32 hour course.
  4. Complete 14 hours of behind the wheel instruction/observation with your parent/guardian or a certified driving school.
  5. Complete all 32 hours of your online course.
  6. Take and pass your DPS road skills test. This test can be taken at the DPS or any authorized 3rd party testing site, such as Houston Driving School Online.
  7. Make an appointment to visit the DPS for your driver’s license.

Short answer, no…
a. You must apply with TDLR to ensure you are eligible BEFORE purchasing. You MUST
complete these steps before purchasing this product to ensure that you are eligible and approved by TDLR. If you purchase this product before finishing these steps, there is the risk that TDLR will not approve you and we will not be able to refund you!

i. Prior to purchasing a Parent Taught Driver Education Program Guide from
TDLR, parents are responsible for checking whether their criminal and/or
driver records prevent them from teaching the Parent Taught Course. (If you
are certain your record is clean, you can skip this step!)

Verify Eligibility Here: Texas DPS Driver Records 

ii. Must purchase a TDLR Online Licensing Service (texas.gov) from TDLR. The
guide costs $20. After you purchase the guide, you will receive an email from
TDLR with a link to download the guide. Check your spam and junk folders if
you do not see the email in your inbox.

iii. Purchase the online Houston Driving School TDLR
approved course(s): 32 PT HOUR ONLINE COURSE & 14 HOUR DRIVING ONLY
iv. Please also review the roles and responsibilities of Parent Taught
Driver Education Roles Parent Taught Driver Education Roles and
Responsibilities.pdf (texas.gov)

Yes it is, but hours cannot be transferred from one program to another. If you have already completed your 32 hour classroom and would like to transfer to parent taught for the 14 hours of driving lessons, you absolutely can.

The opposite is also true. If you completed your 32 hour parent taught online classroom and would like to transfer to a driving school (instructor led) for the 14 driving lessons, you can!

a. Driver education course: 14 years old (parent taught), 14 years 9 months (in-person)
b. Permit from DPS: must be at least 15 years old
c. Driving test: minimum of 16 years old
d. Drivers license: minimum of 16 years old after driving test

Once the student has earned their permit (minimum of 15 years old), they must drive with an adult (21+ with a minimum of 1-year driving experience)

Teens under the age of 18 must have at least 44 hours logged via the printable 14 hour log sheet and 30 hour practice log sheets.

A minimum of 44 hours of actual driving training

  1. 14 hours instructional (with a qualified Parent/Guardian or Certified Driving Instructor)
    7 hours driving behind-the-wheel
    7 hours of in-car observation
  2. 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (1 hour per day) – parent/guardian
    20 hours daytime
    10 hours of nighttime

If you are testing at the DPS you will need to provide your own vehicle. If you are testing at Houston Driving School we will provide the vehicle.

Simply give us a call after you have obtained your permit and we will get you on the schedule ASAP!

Contact us...
We'd love to hear from you!

Providing our customers and students with a good experience is our top priority. We will do everything we can to answer questions, offer support, and guide you to success.

If you ever need anything from us, we are just a few clicks away! When you enroll in one of our courses you will automatically have access to our online message support system and our staff is always on standby to offer assistance when needed. If you are not yet enrolled, feel free to call us, email us, or message us using the contact form found on this page.

Have some questions?
Check out our F.A.Q!

  1. (IF PARENT TAUGHT) Check with DPS to ensure you are eligible to be a parent taught instructor, here: Texas DPS Driver Records. Then register to become one here: Purchase/Register with TDLR as PT instructor. The main requirements being 7 years of driving experience and a Texas license for at least 3 years.
  2. Complete a 32 hour classroom/online program. You will be eligible for permit after the first 6 hours and will earn a certificate that can be used to obtain your permit at the DPS after completing Module 1. You will earn a second certificate after completing all 32 hours (Module 12) that will be used at the DPS to obtain your driver’s license.
  3. Get your permit at the DPS after turning 15 and completing the first 6 hours of your 32 hour course.
  4. Complete 14 hours of behind the wheel instruction/observation with your parent/guardian or a certified driving school.
  5. Complete all 32 hours of your online course.
  6. Take and pass your DPS road skills test. This test can be taken at the DPS or any authorized 3rd party testing site, such as Houston Driving School Online.
  7. Make an appointment to visit the DPS for your driver’s license.

Short answer, no…
a. You must apply with TDLR to ensure you are eligible BEFORE purchasing. You MUST
complete these steps before purchasing this product to ensure that you are eligible and approved by TDLR. If you purchase this product before finishing these steps, there is the risk that TDLR will not approve you and we will not be able to refund you!

i. Prior to purchasing a Parent Taught Driver Education Program Guide from
TDLR, parents are responsible for checking whether their criminal and/or
driver records prevent them from teaching the Parent Taught Course. (If you
are certain your record is clean, you can skip this step!)

Verify Eligibility Here: Texas DPS Driver Records 

ii. Must purchase a TDLR Online Licensing Service (texas.gov) from TDLR. The
guide costs $20. After you purchase the guide, you will receive an email from
TDLR with a link to download the guide. Check your spam and junk folders if
you do not see the email in your inbox.

iii. Purchase the online Houston Driving School TDLR
approved course(s): 32 PT HOUR ONLINE COURSE & 14 HOUR DRIVING ONLY
iv. Please also review the roles and responsibilities of Parent Taught
Driver Education Roles Parent Taught Driver Education Roles and
Responsibilities.pdf (texas.gov)

Yes it is, but hours cannot be transferred from one program to another. If you have already completed your 32 hour classroom and would like to transfer to parent taught for the 14 hours of driving lessons, you absolutely can.

The opposite is also true. If you completed your 32 hour parent taught online classroom and would like to transfer to a driving school (instructor led) for the 14 driving lessons, you can!

a. Driver education course: 14 years old (parent taught), 14 years 9 months (in-person)
b. Permit from DPS: must be at least 15 years old
c. Driving test: minimum of 16 years old
d. Drivers license: minimum of 16 years old after driving test

Once the student has earned their permit (minimum of 15 years old), they must drive with an adult (21+ with a minimum of 1-year driving experience)

Teens under the age of 18 must have at least 44 hours logged via the printable 14 hour log sheet and 30 hour practice log sheets.

A minimum of 44 hours of actual driving training

  1. 14 hours instructional (with a qualified Parent/Guardian or Certified Driving Instructor)
    7 hours driving behind-the-wheel
    7 hours of in-car observation
  2. 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (1 hour per day) – parent/guardian
    20 hours daytime
    10 hours of nighttime

If you are testing at the DPS you will need to provide your own vehicle. If you are testing at Houston Driving School we will provide the vehicle.

Simply give us a call after you have obtained your permit and we will get you on the schedule ASAP!

Contact us...
We'd love to hear from you!

Providing our customers and students with a good experience is our top priority. We will do everything we can to answer questions, offer support, and guide you to success.

If you ever need anything from us, we are just a few clicks away! When you enroll in one of our courses you will automatically have access to our online message support system and our staff is always on standby to offer assistance when needed. If you are not yet enrolled, feel free to call us, email us, or message us using the contact form found on this page.