About the Texas Adult Drivers Ed Course
Our Texas Adult Drivers Education course covers important knowledge for new drivers seeking their first driver license. The 6-hour course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and is required for new drivers between the ages of 18 and 25.
Topics covered in the online course include traffic control devices, understanding right of way, managing risks, the dangers of driving under the influence and more. After you pass the course, you can download your certificate of completion after seven days. Expedited delivery options, including instant download, are available for an additional fee.
If you are over 18 and have never possessed a Texas driver license, you must complete this course and the free Impact Texas Adult Drivers program before applying for your license. You also must pass a driving test and knowledge test. Some DPS offices will allow you to skip the knowledge test if you submit your driver ed certificate of completion, but check with your local DPS office to make sure.
Who Needs to Take Texas Adult Drivers Ed?
This course is designed for adult drivers ages 18 and up. Texas requires adults ages 18 to 25 to complete this course in order to earn a license, but it's highly recommended for all novice drivers.
Once you complete the drivers ed course, you must take a driving skills exam at your local DPS office to qualify for your license.
This course uses a technique called voice biometrics to validate your identity and ensure you complete the course unassisted. Before beginning the course, you must call a phone number to submit a voice sample. Throughout the course, identity validation pop-ups will appear on the screen.
Once this happens, you have 60 seconds to call the number on your screen and submit a new voice sample. You will pass the check if your voice sample matches the one you provided before starting the course.
If you miss three voice sample checks, you will be locked out of the course and required to re-register. Contact customer support for assistance if you are locked out of the course because your time limit expired. We provide up to two course unlocks for time expiration. If your time limit expires a third time, you will need to re-register for the course to complete your training.
After you complete the Texas Adult Drivers Ed course, your digital certificate will be available to download after seven days. If you need your certificate sooner, you can purchase an expedited delivery option when you register for the course.
Your certificate will remain valid for 90 days, so be sure to schedule a DPS appointment for your license or permit soon after completing the course.
This drivers education course takes at least six hours to complete. Each course module has a timer, and you may not advance to the next section until you have met the minimum time requirement.
Course modules include:
- Your License to Drive
- Right of Way
- Traffic Control Devices
- Controlling Traffic Flow
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Cooperating with Other Roadway Users
- Managing Risk
Each module ends with a two-question quiz. You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass each quiz. At the end of the course, you will have 180 minutes to pass a 30-question final exam. You must score at least 70% to pass the exam, and you have three attempts to succeed. If you do not pass the exam in three attempts, you will need to re-register for the course and start over.
Getting Your Texas Driver License
After you complete the Texas Adult Drivers Education course, you can apply for your Texas learner's permit or driver license. You must apply for your permit or license within 90 days of completing the course or your certificate will no longer be valid.
You will need to present the following items in person at your local Texas DPS office:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or evidence of lawful presence
- Proof of Texas residency
- Identity verification documents
- Social Security number
- Proof of vehicle insurance and registration
- Adult Drivers Education course certificate (for drivers ages 18 to 25)
You will also need to complete the Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) program before you visit the DPS for your driving test. The ITAD course is available through the DPS website at no cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Adult Drivers Education course approved by Texas?
Yes. This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and satisfies the Texas Department of Public Safety's requirements for adult drivers education.
Can I enroll in the Adult Drivers Education course before my 18th birthday?
No. According to Texas Senate Bill 1317, you must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this course.
Do I have to complete the Adult Drivers Education course in one sitting?
No. Our system saves your progress each time you log out. When you log back in, you can pick up right where you left off.
When will I get my drivers ed certificate of completion?
Your digital certificate will be available to download exactly seven days after you complete the course. If you need your certificate sooner, expedited delivery options are available during registration for an additional fee.
Do I need to take a written test at the DMV?
Check with your local DPS office to find out. Some driver license offices will let you skip the written knowledge test if you submit a drivers ed certificate. However, the policy can vary from location to location.
You will also need to take a driving skills exam at the DPS. This behind-the-wheel driving test is required for all drivers seeking a Texas license.
What is the Impact Texas Adult Drivers program?
The Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) program is a free, one-hour video lesson that explains the importance of distraction-free driving. The Texas Department of Public Safety requires all drivers to complete the Impact program before they take the driving skills exam for their license.