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FAQ's About Our Drivers' Ed in Katy

Questions About Driving in Texas  

Q: Is a teenager required to complete a driver education course before receiving a driver license?  
  • Yes. Texas law requires persons under 18 years of age to successfully complete a state-approved course in driver education before they are eligible to receive driver licenses. 

Q: How long is the teen driver education course?  
Current Requirements: 

  • The classroom phase of a driver education course is at least 32 hours which cannot be completed in less than 16 days. The in-car phase consists of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel driving plus 7 hours of in-car observation.  
  • An additional 20 hours of behind-the-wheel driving will be monitored by the parent or guardian and are not required to be provided by a licensed driver education school. However, the hours must be completed in the presence of an adult who holds a valid license, is 21 or older, has at least one year of driving experience, and occupying the seat next to the driver. 
  • Licensed driver education schools must enter into a contract with the parent and/or student. The contract will specify the timeline to complete the course.  

Q: If I am absent for a day or two from a driver education school, may I get an excused absence and miss those classes? 
  • No. To obtain a Texas driver license prior to the age of 18, all driver education hours in both the classroom and in-car must be attended or made up. Therefore, all absences must be made up no matter if the absence is excused or unexcused. Each school is responsible for developing a make-up plan based on state guidelines. 
  • Schools must limit the number of absences that are allowed and must require students with excessive absences to re-enter or repeat the course. 

Q: How can I register for teen driver education?  
  • Print out contract and bring with you to school.
  • Pay  by credit card on line.
  • Come and fill out an contract. 
  • Parent must sign the contract.  
  • Pay the down payment.  
  • Choose class date and time.  

Q: What do I need for the class?  
  • Your best manners and attitude!
  • Days 1-3; learn the Signs, Laws and Rules of Texas Roads. 
  • Grade of 70 required on all work!  
  • Final Written Exam is given at our location, not DPS!

Q: How long is the class per day  
A: Each class is 2 hours long.  

Q: What time are the classes?  
A: During the summer, we offer classes morning, evening and afternoon classes. In the fall, winter, and spring, classes are offered 4:30p.m. - 6:30pm - 7:00p.m. - 9:00pm. View class schedule  

Q: How long is the driving portion of the course and when can I schedule my driving lessons?  
A: The driving portion is a total of 14 hours (7 hours driving and 7 hours observing). Driving lessons can be scheduled concurrently with the classroom portion as soon as the student has received his learner's permit.  

Q: What times can I schedule driving lessons?  
A: Driving lessons can be scheduled seven days a week, before or after class, as the student's and instructor's schedules permit. Once a student has registered for the driving education course, made full payment, and received his learner's permit, he can schedule his driving appointments online.  

Q: What age can teens start the program?  
A: Teen as early as 14 years old can register for the driving education course

Q: What should I do if I miss some of the classroom portion of the course?  
A: Missed classes can be made up by attending the class during the same day at a different time (if available) or attending the missed class during the next course.  

Q: Can I make partial payments for the Teen Full Driver's Education Course?  
A: Yes. We will accept a deposit to enroll in the course and get started. However, the instructional permit and certificate of completion will not be issued until full payment is made.  

Q: Do adults 25 or over have to take the 6-hour adult driver education class?  
A: No, adults 25 or over are not required to take driver education. In order to obtain a license; however, adults 25 or over must pass a written test over the Texas Driver's Handbook and an eye exam to obtain a driving permit. Once a permit is obtained, you must pass a driving test with a State Trooper at the DPS office in order to obtain your final license.  

Q: What is the 6-hour adult driver education class about?  
A. The driver education course exclusive for adults includes information on alcohol and drug awareness; traffic laws; highway signs, signals, and markings that regulate, warn, or direct traffic; and issues commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, including poor decision-making, risk taking, impaired driving, distraction, speed, failure to use a safety belt, driving at night, failure to yield the right-of-way, and using a wireless communication device while operating a vehicle.  

Q. Will I receive a certificate the same day I finish?  
A. Yes. You will be given a certificate which must be presented to the Department of Public Safety when you submit your application for a permit or driver's license. 

Q: How do I prepare for the permit test?  
A: You can study the Texas Driver Handbook on your own or enroll in our 6-hour adult driver education  

Q: How do I prepare for the driving test?  
A: To prepare for the driving test students are encouraged to take driving lessons with us.

How to prepare for the driving test.