Parent Instructor Eligibility Requirements

Who can be a parent instructor?

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. The driver record should go back at least three years and the DPS will need to see the record when the student gets their permit.

What happens if I don’t have an eligible parent instructor?

Unfortunately, you cannot take Parent Taught Drivers Ed without an eligible parent instructor. If you don’t have an eligible parent instructor, contact Aceable and let us know. We can transfer you over to the Instructor Taught Drivers Ed course, which doesn’t require a parent instructor. Instead, this option requires that you receive your behind-the-wheel instruction hours at a driving school of your choice.

Did this answer your question?