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What driver’s education is required?

As of March 1, 2010, the State of Texas requires all drivers under age 25 years of age to complete an Adult Driver Education course.

Teens under 18 can choose to take a driver’s education course at a public high school or through a private driving school that includes the following:

• 32 hours of classroom instruction
• 7 hours of behind-the-wheel training
• 7 hours of observing another driver in a motor vehicle

The Department of Public Safety has also approved Texas Parent-Taught Drivers Education (PTDE) courses, which can be taken at home. Your parent must submit the Request For a Parent Taught Driver Education Packet to the Department of Public Safety.

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