- 1. Choose I DRIVE SAFELY as your approved provider
- 2. Download and complete the State's Parent-Taught Driver's Education Affidavit and send to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) along with a self-addressed stamped envelope
- 3. Wait to receive DPS approval (approximately two weeks)
- 4. Once approved by the DPS, download your I DRIVE SAFELY Application, fill it out and Fax, e-mail or mail it to I DRIVE SAFELY
- 5. Start teaching!
Once the training is complete, I DRIVE SAFELY will send you a Completion Certificate as proof that you and your teen have fulfilled and passed your online Driver Education course.
Our fax number is: (760) 692-3226.
Our e-mail address is: email@example.com
Our Mailing address is: 5760 Fleet Street, Suite 210, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When you choose I Drive Safely as your approved online Driver Education provider, we'll guide you every step of the way!
- Getting Approved
- Getting An Instructional (Learners) Permit
- Termination, Cancellation, Or Denial Of Certification Or Acceptance
1. Submit Affidavit To DPS
- Every parent instructor must submit the affidavit required by the DPS
- Download and fill out the Oklahoma Parent-Taught Affidavit here. It must 100% complete and signed by each parent desiring to be an instructor
- Mail your completed form to the DPS along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Oklahoma DPS – Driver License Examining, 3600 Martin Luther King, P.O. Box 11415, Oklahoma City, OK 73136
- Wait for the DPS to return your approved affidavit plus the Parent-Taught Education Packet (usually two weeks) before you begin instruction
2. Submit Approved Affidavit to I DRIVE SAFELY
- Fill out the I DRIVE SAFELY Parent-Taught Driver Education Application here
- Fax, e-mail or mail the application plus the approved affidavit to I DRIVE SAFELY (the affidavit must include the control number provided by the DPS)
- I DRIVE SAFELY will send you an email confirming approval
- Start teaching!
- Have a valid driver license
- Not have had his/her driving privileges and driver license suspended, canceled, revoked, or denied within the past twelve (12) months
- Not have been convicted of possession or use of alcohol or drugs within the past twelve (12) months
- Not have more than five (5) point violations on his/her driving record
- Have no administrative action by the DPS relating to driving under the influence or driving while impaired
Acceptance of the affidavit by the DPS issued to the parent(s) is with the understanding that no renewal of the acceptance is required with regard to the student(s) named on the affidavit. However, the DPS may cancel the acceptance if any discrepancies in the application or violations occur.
Requirements for Students to Get Their Instructional (Learners) Permit
Students must be at least fifteen and one-half (15 ½) years of age.
The student must:
- Complete the first five chapters of an online drivers ed course before applying for a permit.
- apply for and be issued an instruction permit prior to taking any behind-the-wheel training.
- The permit must be in the student's possession at all times while performing behind-the-wheel training.
Requirements for the Vehicle Used in Behind-The-Wheel Instruction and Training
Behind-the wheel instruction and training of a parent taught driver education course may only be performed in the vehicle(s) listed on the affidavit submitted by the parent(s) to the DPS.
The vehicle(s) listed must:
- be properly registered and display a valid license plate
- comply with vehicle equipment and safety standards including, but not limited to, being equipped with seatbelts,
- comply with the vehicle liability insurance requirements of Oklahoma's Compulsory Insurance Law (Current proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle at all times)
- be equipped with a second rear-view mirror for use by the parent performing the instruction.
Limitation on Vehicle Occupancy
Any vehicle being used for behind-the-wheel instruction in a parent-taught driver education course cannot have more than two (2) parent instructors and not more than two (2) students.
No Renewal Of Acceptance Is Required
Acceptance of the affidavit by the DPS is issued to the parent(s) with the understanding that no renewal of the acceptance is required with regard to the student(s) named on the affidavit. However, the DPS may cancel the acceptance if any discrepancies in the application or violations occur.
Changes to Information on Affidavit
- The parent(s) shall notify the DPS immediately, in writing, of any changes to the information on the accepted affidavit.
- The parent(s) shall temporarily suspend the instruction of the parent-taught driver education course until the DPS has approved the changes.
You'll need the following forms to be approved as a parent-instructor and/orhave your student get their instructional (learner's) permit:
- I DRIVE SAFELY Parent-Taught Drivers Ed Application.
- State's Parent-Taught Driver's Education Affidavit
Completion certificate for Online Driver's Ed
Please Note: The accepted affidavit must be carried in the vehicle at all times it is being used for a behind-the-wheel session of an approved parent-taught driver education course
- Parents should notify the DPS immediately, in writing, of any changes to the information on the accepted affidavit
- Parents must temporarily suspend the instruction of the Parent-Taught Driver Education course until the DPS has approved the changes
Certification of parent-taught driver education providers or acceptance of parent instructors may be terminated by either the DPS or the certified provider or accepted parent, by giving written notice to the other party, stating cause or reason for termination.
- Cancel the certification of a parent-taught driver education provider for failure to comply with any provisions of state law, federal regulation, or DPS rule
- Deny certification to an individual, organization, company, or other entity applying for certification as a parent-taught driver education provider for failure to meet the prescribed requirements
- Deny acceptance to any parent applying for approval as a parent instructor if they fail to meet the DPS requirements
Any of the following will constitute automatic cancellation of the acceptance of parent instructors:
- Lapse in liability insurance on any vehicle listed in the affidavit
- Suspension, revocation, cancellation, or denial of the driving privileges of any parent or student named in the affidavit
- Lapse in the registration of any vehicle listed in the affidavit
- Failure of any student named in the affidavit to meet the school attendance requirements
Please visit the Oklahoma DPS Parent-Taught Driver Education page.
And if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (800) 990-2814.
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