Continuing Education for Driver Education Instructors

Minimum Requirements

Driver Education Instructors must complete at least 2-hours of continuing education each license cycle

You must complete the continuing education before your license expires.

The courses taken must be in the subjects of driver education, driving safety, or instructional techniques.

Acceptable Coursework

Any coursework taken must be successfully completed, regardless of length.

You may choose to take continuing education offered by a license driver education provider.

The following activities can also be used to meet the continuing education requirements:

  • Completion of in-service workshops, seminars, or conferences offered by a national, state, or regional organization. The subject-matter must be related to driver education or teaching techniques.
  • Public school continuing education programs for teachers, if the subject matter relates to driver education or teaching techniques.
  • Completing a school bus driver re-certification training course

Once every three years, the following activities can be used to meet the requirements:

  • Completion of a course provided by an accredited college or university that is specific to driver education or teaching techniques.
  • Completion of a drug offender education program

Reporting Credits

You are responsible for maintaining a record of your completed continuing education courses for a period of five years.

When you renew your license, you could be selected for a random audit. If you receive notice of an audit, then you will be asked to provide proof of completing your continuing education, which may include a course certificate, a school transcript, or other documentation verifying your attendance, participation, and completion of the course. Do not send proof of continuing education completion when renewing your license unless specifically requested by TDLR.

If selected for audit, your license renewal cannot be issued until all required continuing education documents are received, accepted, and approved by TDLR.