Taking the Course

How long is the course?

The state of Texas requires you to take a six-hour adult drivers ed course if you’re 18-24 years old and have never held a driver license. You can access your course from your desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet, and you can log on and off whenever you want. While there are timers in the course, they’re set at a pace much faster than the speed that most people read. You won’t even notice them! The course also never expires, so you don’t have to worry about any deadlines – Aceable works around your schedule.

At the very end of the six-hour course, Aceable will provide you with the Written Knowledge Test. This means that you don’t have to worry about taking any kind of written exam at the DPS. Instead, you’ll just need to ace your vision and driving exams.

Does the program expire?

No. You can take as long as you need to finish up.

What happens if I fail a level assessment?

There are eight levels in the course. At the end of Levels 2-8 are short level assessments consisting of 10 questions each. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. You must score at least 70% or better (at least 7 out of 10 questions correct) in order to pass and go on to the next level.

If you fail a level assessment, you can take it again. There is no limit on how many times you can take a level assessment and you don’t have to pay again to take a level assessment more than once.

What happens if I fail the DPS written test?

The DPS Written Knowledge Test will be provided to you at the end of the six-hour course (8 levels). This means that you won’t need to take the Written Knowledge Test at the DPS! The test will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions. You have one hour to complete the test and must score at least 70% or better (at least 21 out of 30 questions correct) in order to pass and receive a Certificate of Completion from Aceable.

If you fail the Written Knowledge test, you can take it again 24 hours later. There is no limit on how many times you can take the Written Knowledge Test and you don’t have to pay again to take the Written Knowledge Test more than once.

Why do I have to answer identity security questions?

The state of Texas requires Aceable to verify the identity of students taking the course. We do this by asking you a series of identity security questions based on information in your Aceable Student Profile. This system is made to ensure that the person who signed up for the course is actually the one taking it.

You’ll be asked these identity security questions at various points throughout the course. If you fail 3 questions (which we doubt you will since these questions are all about you!), the state of Texas requires us to lock you out of your account. Unfortunately, this is a state requirement we have to follow.

What do I do if I’m locked out of the course?

If you are locked out due to failing 3 security questions, just contact Aceable and we’ll get you unlocked after some additional verification. We’ll work with you to make sure you can continue your course ASAP.

What is the progress log?

The Progress Log shows you when you started and completed a certain level and chapter.

Here’s an example of what the Progress Log looks like:

L = Level

C = Chapter

The points on the right are points that a student earned in a specific chapter. The points don’t count for or against you, and they don’t affect your level tests or final exam scores – they’re just for fun!

How do I take a practice test?

Practice tests are available for all Aceable Drivers Ed courses, not for Texas Defensive Driving or California Traffic School.

The practice tests consists of ten multiple choice questions. Students can take as many practice tests as they want at any point in the their course. The practice tests don’t count for or against you, and they don’t affect your level tests or final exam scores.

You can open up the menu and click on “Practice Tests” to take one.

How many levels or chapters do I have left?

There are two ways of seeing your progress and how much is left to go:

  1. Progress Bar on the Home Screen
  2. Table of Contents

Progress Bar

Below is a screenshot of one of our courses. This is what the home screen looks like. Right below the Aceable logo, you will see a progress bar. In this example, this student is 30% complete with the Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed course. For a more detailed look, read on to learn about how you can see this in the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents

To know how much you have left to go, check out the Table of Contents in the menu of your account.

The Table of Contents gives you an outline of your course and allows you to go back to levels, chapters, and pages you have previously completed so that you can review course material. 

Anything you’ve done will be in black or blue. Anything you haven’t yet done will be slightly lighter in color or more transparent.

When you go to the Table of Contents, you’ll notice some letters followed by numbers. These letters and numbers stand for certain levels, chapters, and pages.

L = Level, C = Chapter, P = Page

For example, if you see L1 C2 P3, you are looking at Level 1, Chapter 2, Page 3.

This is what the Table of Contents looks like:

When you click on a level, it will expand to show you the chapters in that level.

When you click on a chapter, it will expand to show you the pages in that chapter.

When you click on a page, you’ll be brought to that specific page in the course and you can review content. You can only go to pages that you have already completed. You are not allowed to jump ahead in the course.

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