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.