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Behind the Wheel Instruction

  1. Become an Instructor
  2. Classroom Instruction
  3. Learner License
  4. Behind the Wheel
  5. Provisional License

Once the student has obtained the learner license, you’re ready to begin driving instruction!

All parent-taught courses require 14 hours of in-car instruction and 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice for a total of 44 hours.

Instruction Limitations

A student cannot receive credit for more than two hours per day of instruction, including both classroom and in-car instruction.

Students are limited to one hour per-day of in-car driving instruction, and the 44 hours of driving cannot be completed in fewer than 44 calendar days.

Texas Driver Handbook

All driver education students must have access to a current edition of the Texas Driver Handbook. This publication is now available online only.

Practice Hours Log

Students and parent-instructors must complete a special log for the 30-hours of behind-the-wheel practice.

At least 10 hours of behind-the-wheel practice must occur at night. The behind-the wheel practice may be taught by any individual, 21 years of age or older and has been licensed for at least a year, but are required to be certified by a parent or guardian.

The 14 hours of in-car instruction are typically not logged by the parent-instructor. Some parent-taught courses may include a log for the parent to record these hours, but most courses do not require it.