What Will You Learn from Our Course?
We want to ensure that through this course, you learn and master the essential driving skills and basic road maneuvers and behaviors required to be a safe, respective driver in the state of Texas and throughout the country. We also want to help you fulfill the state’s requirements and get your driver’s license. In the Texas Adult Driver’s Education Online Course, you will learn:
- How to identify road signs, traffic signals and pavement markings
- Texas driving laws and consequences for violating them
- How to signal, pass and turn in the state of Texas
- How to prevent distracted driving
- When to stop and yield to other vehicles on the road
- What to do in special driving situations
- How to share the road with other drivers as well as pedestrians
- The laws on drinking and driving and the legal limit in Texas
- When to slow down and when to adjust your speed limit
- How to drive safely in specific weather conditions
- The importance of car maintenance and repairs
- How to react to a crash and what steps to take if you are in one
- What equipment is required for you to drive safely and what equipment is optional
- The best safety practices
How Long Will It Take to Complete the Course?
The online Texas adult driver’s ed course is a six-hour course, which is required by the state of Texas. However, you are not required to finish it in less than six hours. If you need more time to review and understand the material, you can take it. Because the information is available online, you will have unlimited, 24/7 access. You can login and logout at any time, and your information will be saved automatically.
If you have a question, a concern or if you are having technical difficulties, you can contact TexasDrivingSchool.com’s customer support team at any time. Experts are available at 1-877-463-2477 or you can use the “Live Chat” button at the top of the TexasAdultDriver.com screen and someone will assist you.
What Are the Course Requirements?
To fulfill the Texas Adult Driver’s Education Online Course requirements and earn your Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Approval Certificate, you must:
- Complete all seven modules
- Complete all seven exams that follow the individual modules
- Receive a passing score of 70% or higher on all module quizzes
- Receive a passing score of 70% or higher on a 30-question final exam
How Do You Sign Up for the Adult Driver’s Ed Course?
The registration process is quick, easy and secure. Register for our Texas Adult Driver’s Education Online Course here. All you have to do is fill out your information—which will be protected—and pay for the course. You can get started on the first module as soon as today.
You’ve Completed the Course—What’s Next?
If you’re a first-time driver between the age of 18 and 24 and you have successfully finished the Texas Adult Driver’s Education Online Course and passed the final exam, which is included in the course, you will receive your certificate of completion in the mail. The certificate is processed the same day, but may take approximately 7 to 15 business days to arrive at the address you provided in your initial registration form.
You must then take your state-issued certificate, along with the right paperwork to your local Texas DPS office. To obtain your Texas driver’s license, you must fulfill the following additional requirements, as specified by the Texas DPS:
- Present documents that prove your identity, your social security number, your lawful presence or you US citizenship and your Texas residency. All information on the documents must match.
- Fill out the driver’s license application, which can be obtained online or at your local DPS office.
- Agree to be photographed, fingerprinted and provide your signature for the license.
- Pay the licensing fees with a credit card, cash, money order or check.
- Arrive for the driving exam with a vehicle and be able to show proof of registration and financial responsibility of the vehicle, if you own it. If you do not, you must provide a statement declaring that you do not own a vehicle.
- Show proof that you have completed your adult driver’s education.
- Pass the following tests:
- The vision test—This will be taken at the DPS office to determine if you need corrective lenses—glasses or contacts—to drive. If you are unable to pass the test without wearing them, then corrective lenses will be mentioned as a restriction on your driver’s license.
- The driving test—If you are between 18 and 24, you do not have to complete driving hours before taking the driving test. However, to earn your license, you will have to pass this test. A customer service representative from the Texas DPS will sit in the passenger seat while you drive and give you detailed instructions to ensure that you are capable of driving successfully.
The information provided in TexasAdultDriver.com’s course will not only help you pass the education requirements and avoid the written exam, but will also prepare you for the on-the-road driving test. The more you know about the rules of the road, the better you will drive on them.
Fulfilling All Requirements: When Will You Receive Your License?
Once you have completed all of Texas DPS requirements and passed all three tests: the knowledge test, which the TexasAdultDriver.com online course accomplishes; the driving test, which you can learn about in advance; and the vision test, you have earned your unrestricted Class C Texas driver’s license. The license will be processed and mailed to you within three weeks. Before the license arrives, you will be given a receipt, which you can use to legally drive until the license arrives.
Frequently Asked Adult Driver’s Ed Questions
If you’re a first-time Texas driver between the age of 18 and 24 in the state of Texas, you should now understand how to fulfill your Texas adult driver’s education requirement and how to earn your Texas driver’s license. Below, we answer additional questions that you may have as you prepare for adult driver’s ed.
What is the Texas Driver Handbook and where can I get it?
The Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Handbook, also known as Form DL-76, is handbook that covers all topics included in driver’s ed, as well as your driving test. It will guide you through your exam and the licensing process. You can request the handbook from your local Texas DPS office or you can request a downloadable copy. There is also a Spanish version available. The handbook includes information on topics such as:
- The Zero Tolerance Law
- How to signal, pass and turn
- Speed limits
- Becoming an organ donor
What is the knowledge test?
Every Texan is required to take—and pass—The knowledge test before earning a driver’s license. What you should know is that the knowledge test is simply a written test which determines your knowledge of the rules of the road like understanding traffic signals, knowing how to park and so forth. It can be taken at the DPS office. However, if you take the Texas adult driver’s education online course, you are exempt from taking the written test.
In Texas, do you need a learner’s permit if you are between the age of 18 and 24 before applying for an unrestricted license?
No, you do not. Any first-time driver between the age of 18 and 24 does not need a learner’s license or permit before applying for—and obtaining—a Class C driver’s license in Texas. If you wish to practice on the road for your driving test, however, you do need a learner’s license.
Is the adult driver’s education course required in Texas?
It is only required if you are a first-time Texas driver between the age of 18 and 24 and you want to earn your driver’s license. However, the state recommends that driver’s 25 years old or older take the course simply as a refresher and to be more up-to-date with rules of the road. The Texas Adult Driver’s Education Online Course satisfies this requirement.
Why is adult driver’s education required?
A rule was passed in Texas in 2010 that determined that anyone between the age of 18 and 24 who does not a valid driver’s license from another state or country must take a state-approved driver’s education course to become a licensed driver. The TexasAdultDriver.com course fulfills this.
Do I need to complete behind-the-wheel lessons before taking the driving test?
No, you do not. If you are an adult—18 years old or older—in Texas, then you are not required to practice behind-the-wheel driving before signing up for and taking the driving test. Once you pass the TexasAdultDriver.com online course, you simply bring the right materials to your local DPS office, and there, you can take the driving test—as well as the vision test—to earn your license.
What you should know about the Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) program?
As of September 1, 2017, Texas DPS implemented the Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) program, which is now required for all first-time Texas drivers. Here is what you need to know:
- The goal of the ITD program is to prevent distracted driving by showing real-life accounts of people whose lives have been lost or affected by distracted driving.
- The DPS program is broken into two categories:
- The Impact Texas Teens Drivers (ITTD) program, which is a two-hour information video
- The Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) program, which is a one-hour informational video
- Any first-time drivers between the age of 15 and 17 who are applying for a driver’s license are required to complete the program.
- DPS recommends the ITD program for all adults, even those who have already earned their driver’s license.
What is the difference between an adult driver’s education course and a defensive driving course?
- An adult driver’s ed course is meant—and required—for anyone between the age of 18 to 24 who does not have a driver’s license but wants to obtain one.
- A defensive driving course is meant for drivers who already have their license but would like to complete a course for a ticket dismissal, to receive a discount on their license or to reduce the points on their license.