Texas Adult Driver Education FAQs
Can I take adult driver education?
If you are between the age of 18 and 24 and have never had a driver license in the state of Texas, then you must successfully complete adult driver education to apply for your license.
Is this course approved by the state of Texas?
Yes, this course is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to meet your adult driver license requirement as stated by the Texas Department of Public Safety. American Safety Council is an approved provider, school number: #C2386
Is the driver ed course online?
Yes. The driver education course is 100% online from start to finish.
How long is the course?
The driver ed is a TEA-required minimum of 6-hours.
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
No, the system saves your progress each time you log out so you can take the course at your own pace.
What do I need to do after completing the course?
You need to present proof of successful completion of the driver education course to the Department of Public Safety when applying for your license.
Do I have to take a written test at the DPS?
No. You will not need to complete a written test if you successfully complete this online course and submit proof of completion to the DPS.
What are the requirements to apply for a Texas driver license?
All first time applicants for a Texas driver license must:
- Apply in person at your nearest Texas driver license office location
- Have documents that verify your identity
- Have documents that verify you are a U.S. citizen or have lawful presence.
- Have proof of Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must complete a Social Security Affidavit form available at the driver license office.
- Have proof of Texas vehicle registration and liability insurance on all vehicles you own.
- Complete the application for driver license or identification card (PDF). You may type your information on the form, print it, and bring it with you to the office. If you don't have a printer, the form is also available at the office.
- Provide consent to be photographed, fingerprinted, and provide your signature at the time of application.
- Provide proof of completion of an adult driver education course if you are between the age of 18 and 24
- Pass the written (excluded if you are 18-24 and have completed adult driver ed), driving, and vision examinations. (Read more about foreign language examinations.)
- Pay the required fee with a credit card, cash, money order, or a non-temporary check.
- Provide a vehicle for the driving exam and present current liability insurance, Texas vehicle registration, and inspection for the vehicle.