Texas Adult Drivers Ed Course

Texas Adult Drivers Ed (Required ages 18-24) Online Course and for Age 25+

  • Age requirement: Mandated by the Texas State law, a person must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in a driver education course exclusively for adults.
  • Compliance with Texas Transportation Code, §521.1601. Persons age 18 to 25 years of age must successfully complete either a minor and adult driver education course or the driver education course exclusively for adults. Partial completion of either course does not satisfy the requirements of rule or law.
  • The Texas Adult Drivers Ed course is 6 hours in length, which is equal to 360 minutes.
  • Texas Adult Drivers Educational objectives -- The goal to promote respect for and encourage observance of traffic laws and traffic safety responsibilities of driver education and citizens; reduce traffic violations; reduce traffic-related injuries, deaths, and economic losses; and motivate development of traffic-related competencies through education, including, but not limited to, Texas traffic laws, risk management, driver attitudes, courtesy skills, and evasive driving techniques
  • Note: Students shall not receive a driver education certificate of completion unless that student receives a grade of at least 70% on the highway signs examination and at least 70% on the traffic laws examination as required under Texas Transportation Code, §521.161.
  • Retest the student. If the student misses more than 30% of the questions asked on an examination, the online course shall retest the student using different questions from its test bank. The student is not required to repeat the course, but may be allowed to review the course prior to retaking the examination. If the student fails the comprehensive final examination three times, the student shall fail the course.
  • Upon successful completion of an approved online driver education course exclusively for adults, the student will be awarded certificate of completion.

Source: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter176/ch176aa.html