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Curriculum Standards for Driving Safety Providers

Driving safety providers must offer curriculum and instructional materials that complies with all requirements of Texas Education Code 1001, Subchapter C and 16 Texas Administrative Code, section 84.502 and section 84.504.

Curriculum must include all required topics and minimum time requirements outlined in the Course of Organized Instruction (see below).


Courses You Can Offer

Driving safety providers may offer the 6-hour driving safety course, either online or in-person.

Online Courses

Any online courses that you offer must be at least as secure as a traditional classroom course and must contain the same educational objectives.

You should thoroughly review section 84.504 of the administrative rules for special considerations that are specific to online courses.

Spanish Language Curriculum

You may offer Spanish language courses to students. All course curriculum, regardless of whether it is in English or Spanish, must meet the same educational standards and objectives established in Texas law, administrative rules, and the Course of Organized Instruction.


Curriculum Sources

Providers may either independently develop their own curriculum, or obtain curriculum from third-party sources. In either case, the coursework must meet or exceed all requirements of Texas Education Code 1001, Subchapter C and the administrative rules and include all required topics and minimum time requirements outlined in the Course of Organized Instruction.

Providers are responsible for ensuring that all required topics and minimum time requirements included in the Course of Organized Instruction are covered in each driver education course phase taught.


Course of Organized Instruction

The Course of Organized Instruction for Driving Safety (PDF) is a document created by TDLR that establishes the course objectives, designates educational materials to be used, and prescribes the minimum number of hours required for each type of instruction.


Required Content

Texas Education Code, Chapter 1001 contains specific infomation on topics that must be included in driver education curriculum:

To assist with these requirements, TDLR offers some supporting materials. See the curriculum resources page for more information.

The Statement of Assurance forms, are located under the Driving Safety Provider forms page.