State of Texas Approved Course License #PT220

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Who can take Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed

This article will review who is eligible to take Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed.

Student Requirements

  • Student must be at least 14 years old. However they will have to be 15 before they can earn their Learner License Certificate inside the course.
  • Students must be enrolled in school (Homeschooling is valid)
  • A student must have a valid instructor for the Behind-The-Wheel part of the course

Instructor Requirements

  • Your parent instructor can be your parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent, legal guardian, or an Individual designated by a parent, legal guardian, or judge.
    • If your instructor is a designated individual, they must also have the following qualifications:
      • be at least 25 years old;
      • may not charge a fee for conducting the course; and
      • have at least seven years of driving experience.
  • The instructor must have a valid driver license for the prior three years. If they held an out-of-state license during the past three years, they will be required to provide a copy of their driving record showing their three years of licensed driving history.
  • Instructors cannot have:
    • a conviction (including a probated sentence) of criminally negligent homicide
    • a conviction (including a probated sentence) of driving while intoxicated in the last seven years
    • had their driver license suspended, revoked or forfeited for traffic related violations in the past three years; or six or more points assigned to their driver license.

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