Taking the Course

What is the license checklist?

The license checklist is a feature we have on the main screen of your account. It is interactive – there are some steps that you’ll check off as you go through the process and there are some steps that we’ll check off for you as you work on our course. If you ever wonder what your next step is, the license checklist will tell you! Each step has a “More Info” button that lets you read more details about each step.

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Getting a license is a complicated process. We’ve been hard at work making it easier by simply telling you on the home screen what you should be doing next.

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The License Checklist

All the steps left to get your license are on the License Checklist. You can see that handy next step highlighted here too, get more information on any step you want, and see what other steps there are to do before you can finally get that sweet sweet license.

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Check off steps as you go

When you complete a step, make sure to check it off! It will help you track progress, and, well, it just feels good. Watch that progress bar go! You can check off steps from the License Checklist, or by opening up the ‘More Info’ window.

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Automatic steps

There are a few steps in your License Checklist where you’ll see instead of a checkbox. These steps are checked off automatically by Aceable as you complete parts of the course.

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Only focus on what you have to.

On the license checklist you’ll notice some steps are “Locked.” Don’t sweat these steps right now, they’ll unlock when you’re ready to complete them. Just remember to check off the steps that are done, so that we know how you’re doing, and we can unlock the right steps at the right time!

How long is the course?

The course meets the 32-hour requirement from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). We break this up into 12 levels. Level 1 is 6 hours long, while Levels 2 through 12 are 2 hours each.

TDLR limits you to working on the course for a maximum of 2 hours per day. We don’t stop you in the course, so you will need to pace yourself with a timer to make sure you don’t complete too much in one day. There are no timers in the course so you can move to the next page as soon as you’re done.

Does the program expire?

No, our program does not expire! Even if you turn 18 in the middle of the process, you can continue with the licensing process under Parent Taught Drivers Ed. We only recommend that you continue as an adult under Parent Taught if you already have your permit for at least 6 months and are done with all of your teen requirements. If you turn 18 and have not gotten a permit or have had it for less than 6 months, we recommend switching to the Adult Drivers Ed course in order to get your license faster.

When do I get to take my DPS written / permit test?

You get to take it at the end of level 1. It is 30 questions long and you need to score at least 70% to pass. If you fail, you just need to wait 24 hours before you can take it again. You have as many tries as you need to pass. We do not charge extra for you to take the test – it’s included in the price you pay for the course.

What if I fail the DPS written test?

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

What happens if I fail a level assessment?

At the end of Levels 2-12 are level assessments consisting of 10 questions. 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 final exam?

After you complete the Level 12 Assessment you’ll take the final exam, or what we call the Course Assessment. This assessment consists of ten questions. 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 receive a DE-964 Certificate of Completion from Aceable.

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

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?

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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