Getting your Texas driving learner's permit is a milestone in your life, and we want you to enjoy the entire process. Your first step is taking a state-approved driver's education course – and we can help you get it done completely hassle-free!
With 32 hours of coursework required, you'll really want to make your Driver's Ed experience as simple as possible. This Texas online Driver's Ed course fulfills all the requirements you need to get your learner's permit. The best part about our online course is you can access it from any computer that is connected to the Internet. This way you can work on the course when you want and from wherever you are most comfortable.
The Department of Public Safety has approved this online Texas driving learner's permit course statewide, which means that it satisfies all the components that are required for you to get your permit. Not only does our course meet the expected length, but we have also taken steps to ensure you enjoy your experience and get the most out of your safe-driving lessons.
Once you've started your Texas online driver's education, you'll have the opportunity to earn your learner's permit. After you've completed the first 6 units, you can take a driver's permit test and a vision exam at the DPS. You'll have 3 chances to pass the exam in 90 days. If you don't pass, you can wait 3 months and take it again. Once you pass and earn your permit, you can continue with Driver's Ed while also beginning your behind-the-wheel practice.
There are 12 units that make up this Texas driving learner's permit course, and you can work on them at your own pace. Our Texas online Driver's Ed course has no time limit, so you never have to feel rushed or pressed for time. The interactive videos and animations throughout the course keep you interested, so you will never get bored with tons of reading.
We want to make sure you pass this Texas Parent-Taught driver's education course, which is why the final exam consists solely of multiple-choice questions that are pulled directly from the course material. Even better, you can take it multiple times, so you don't have to put tons of pressure on yourself. Once you pass, your certificate of completion will be processed immediately. Hang on to it, you'll need it to apply for your driver's license.
While driver's education in Texas builds an excellent foundation for safe driving, you'll also need to practice the act of driving before you're ready to hit the road on your own. With your learner's permit, you are allowed to get behind the wheel with a licensed adult age 21 or over, and experience what it's like to be in the driver's seat. In fact, the state requires you to log 50 hours of practice time, including 10 hours of driving at night. Remember, though you are able to start practicing, you are not legal to drive by yourself. You always need to have an adult in the front passenger seat every time you get behind the wheel.
After holding your driver's permit for 6 months, and logging your practice time, you should be fully prepared to take your driving exam and earn your Texas first-time driver's license! You can find out more about getting your driver's license in Texas on our Permit to License page.