Getting Started

Is there anything I need before getting started?

You’ll need to order the Parent Taught Drivers Ed Program Guide Packet for $20 from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. This is a state requirement that you need to order this before beginning any coursework. It is not included in your purchase – the state does not allow us to sell the packet as part of a package.

Before ordering the packet, you need to check the state’s parent instructor eligibility requirements. You don’t want to put down an ineligible instructor because any work done under an ineligible instructor is invalid and you’d have to start the process over again.

In order to be a parent instructor, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are the student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent, or legal guardian.
  • You must have a valid Texas driver license for the preceding three years.*
  • You don’t have a conviction or probated sentence of criminally negligent homicide or driving while intoxicated.
  • You haven’t had your driving privileges suspended, revoked, or forfeited for traffic-related violations in the past three years.
  • You don’t have six or more points assigned to your driver license.
  • You cannot be disabled due to mental illness.

*If the parent instructor has had a Texas license for less than the preceding three years, they are responsible for ordering a certified driver record from the state or country where they last had a license showing a driving history of at least 3 years.

Are there any additional fees?

There are no extra fees that you would need to pay to Aceable.

The only extra fees will be associated with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the DPS.

Who can take this course?

  • You’re a Texas teen (14-17 years old)
  • You have an eligible parent instructor to teach you the behind-the-wheel portion

In order to be a parent instructor, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are the student’s parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent, or legal guardian.
  • You must have a valid Texas driver license for the preceding three years.*
  • You don’t have a conviction or probated sentence of criminally negligent homicide or driving while intoxicated.
  • You haven’t had your driving privileges suspended, revoked, or forfeited for traffic-related violations in the past three years.
  • You don’t have six or more points assigned to your driver license.
  • You cannot be disabled due to mental illness.

*If the parent instructor has had a Texas license for less than the preceding three years, they are responsible for ordering a certified driver record from the state or country where they last had a license showing a driving history of at least 3 years.

Is Aceable’s Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed program state-approved?

Yes, we are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as course #116.

The certificates we issue you will be accepted by any DPS office in Texas.

What does Aceable’s Parent Taught Drivers Ed program include?

  • Aceable is all about convenience. You can log into your account on our website or by downloading the free Aceable Drivers Ed app for iOS and Android devices. You can switch between devices anytime and anywhere you want.
  • Aceable includes 32 hours of engaging and entertaining content written in an easy way for teens to understand. Your course will include text, videos, pictures, memes, and pop-up questions galore! You won’t just be reading for 32 hours straight.
  • Aceable gives you access to unlimited free practice tests to ensure your success.
  • Aceable includes the actual DPS written knowledge test that students take to get their permit, so you can skip the test at the DPS.
  • Aceable will email you two certificates to bring to the DPS to get both your permit and license. You won’t have to wait for anything in the mail from us!
  • Aceable allows parents to track student progress and test scores. We also provide parents with guidance on doing behind-the-wheel instruction and practice with their teens.
  • Aceable’s Customer Experience Heroes are available every day of the week to help answer your questions about anything and everything drivers ed. You can reach us by phone, email, and live chat.

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