Texas Teen Online Drivers Ed Programs
We offer two online programs for new teen drivers which satisfies the states required 32 hours of classroom instruction.
Online Driver's Ed
Course 102 - Parent as driving instructor
The parent in-car guide will walk you through the same step-by-step lessons that our professional instructors use, starting your student off in a parking lot where it is safe and there are few obstructions. The systematic approach and grading system gives parents the tools to ease the fears and frustrations that often arise when it comes to driving.
Online Driver's Ed
Course 2693 - Certified driving instructor required
This course is designed for families that do not meet Texas’s standard for instructing their teen to drive or wish to have an instructor do 7 hours of in-car instruction and 7 hours of observation. The remaining 30 hours of driving can be completed with a licensed adult age 25 or older.
Parent In-Car Manual With Certificate
The Parent In-Car Instruction manual is meant for students who did not complete the classroom portion of drivers ed with National Driver Training. This manual walks you through the most challenging part of drivers ed – the driving. Beginning in a controlled environment, a parking lot, parents are guided on what has become second nature to them, but is completely foreign to their new driver. The course includes:
Please note: This course is included with all of our online courses. It is made available as a supplement to those who did not purchase National Driver Training’s online course. This is not a replacement for the TDLR Parent Guide which must be purchased DIRECTLY from the DPS.
6 Hours In-Car Training
This package is meant to accompany the Parent-Taught Program only. It provides 6 hours of private lessons with a driving instructor. Families can tailor this program to meet the needs and driving experience of their new driver. Additional hours are available for purchase.
7 Hours In-Car Training
This package meets the state required 7 hours of driving and 7 hours of observation for the instructor-led online program. It follows the state required curriculum. Additional hours and packages are available for purchase.
Parent-Taught Vs. Traditional Online: What's the Difference?
Both Programs satisfy the states required 32 hours of classroom instruction. The Parent-Taught program which is an online program with 100% audio read along ability for the “classroom” portion. The Parent-Taught portion enables the parent to serve as the driving instructor and complete the required 44-hours of in-car or “behind-the-wheel” driving portion. Our “Traditional Online” program also is completed online for the classroom portion, but requires the student to complete 7 hours of instruction with licensed driving instructor and 7 hours of observation (riding along as a passenger observing the lesson of another student). The student is still required to do the remaining 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving with a parent or guardian to complete 44 hours of in-car instruction.