In Texas, there are 2 phases required for Teen Driver's Education
(Ages 15 - 17)
32 Hour Classroom
Can be completed in a traditional classroom or online
Traditional Classroom Information:
Must be 14 years and 11 months to start class
Class is 16 consecutive class days M-F, 1 Saturday, for 2 hours a day
On the 4th day of class, teens will take the written road signs and road rules test to receive their DE-964 certificate. This allows them to obtain a learner's permit
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Completed with a Driving School or by Parent Taught
Patriot Driving Academy takes over 7 hours of driving + 7 hours of observation
Our packages are based on how quickly you want to finish the driving requirements
Students must hold their permit for 6 months + be 16yrs or older to be eligible to take the DPS Road Test get their driver's license.
Drive times are available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
Packages including both:
Classroom + Behind-The-Wheel Instructions
Basic Package: Classroom + Drives. Complete drives in 6 months
Eagle Package: Classroom + Drives. Complete drives in 90 days
Warrior Package: Classroom + Drives. Complete drives in 60 days
Patriot Package: Classroom + Drives. Complete drives in 30 days
Driving Instructions Only
(Best for students who started/ finished the classroom portion online, or different school and already have their permit)
Basic Behind-The-Wheel: Complete drives in 6 months
Eagle Behind-The-Wheel: Complete drives in 90 days
Warrior Behind-The-Wheel: Complete drives in 60 days
Patriot Behind-The-Wheel: Complete drives in 30 days
Frequently asked questions
When can my teen get their permit?
They will take the written road signs & road rules test on the 4th day of class. If they pass, we will issue them the certificate to go get their permit. (Must be at least 15 years old)
What happens if they miss class?
We understand schedules are busy. If they miss class, they will come in the next month to make it up.
When do you offer drive times?
We offer drive times before school, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. We are always driving 7 days a week.