Roles and Responsibilities

This page explains what each entity in the Parent-Taught Driver Education Program is responsible for

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • provides an Online Driver Record Request System to allow a parent to verify whether the parent is eligible to teach a student based on the parent’s criminal and driver records
  • verifies the parent instructor’s driving record when it processes the student’s learner license and provisional license
  • recognizes TDLR’s Parent Taught Driver Education Program as an alternative to conventional driver education that will satisfy training requirements for obtaining a driver permit or license
  • issues driver permits and driver licenses

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

TDLR-Approved Provider

  • creates and sells course materials for use by a parent instructor to teach the student
  • issues a Texas Driver Education Certificate of Completion, which must be provided to DPS for a student to get a learner license and a provisional license

Parent, Legal Guardian, or Designee