driver's edUCATION for teens

We understand that getting your driver’s license can feel like the first true step into adulthood.  At My First Drive, it is about more than just getting you the driver's license.  We want to make sure that you are prepared for a lifetime of driving. This means going above and beyond to ensure that when you do take the DPS road test, you are genuinely ready for whatever comes next.   

COMPLETE teen DRIver's ed PACKAGEs

  • Online Class
  • Driving Lessons
  • Road Test

Min:

$499

  • 32-hour Online Class
  • Seven (7) 1-hr driving lessons
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours
  • Teen Road Test

Basic: RECOMMENDED

$599

  • 32-hour Online Class
  • Nine (9) 1-hr driving lessons
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours
  • Teen Road Test

Advanced:

$799

  • 32-hour Online Class
  • Thirteen (13) 1-hr driving lessons
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours
  • Teen Road Test

TEEN DRIVING LESSONS AND ROAD TEST

  • Online Class
  • Driving Lessons
  • Road Test

Min:

$429

  • 32-hour Online Class 
  • Seven (7) 1-hr driving lessons
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours (if needed)
  • Teen Road Test

Basic: RECOMMENDED

$529

  • 32 hour Online Class 
  • Nine (9) 1-hr driving lessons 
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours (if needed)
  • Teen Road Test

Advanced:

$729

  • 32 hour Online Class 
  • Thirteen (13) 1-hr driving lessons 
  • Seven 1-hr observation hours (if needed)
  • Teen Road Test

Google Review

"My First Drive has been an amazing experience. My instructor was great! She was so calm and patient with me."

Alberto Z.

TEEN DPS ROAD TEST PREP

Almost ready, but not quite there yet?

Select one of the following packages to practice a couple of additional driving lessons with an expert  before taking the DPS road test (Note: Road test at driving school included in the package):   

  • One 1-hr Driving Lesson + DPS Road Test | $169
  • Two 1-hr Driving lessons + DPS Road Test | $229
  • Three 1-hr Driving Lessons + DPS Road Test | $279

Google Review

"Definitely recommend coming here if you're new to driving. Instructors are very patient and understanding. They take their time with you."

Nonye K.

TEEN DRIVING LESSONS ONLY

Choose as many 1-hour driving lessons as you as you wish:

  • One 1-hr Teen Driving Lesson | $79
  • Two 1-hr Teen Driving Lessons | $129
  • Three 1-hr Teen Driving Lessons | $179
  • Four 1-hr Teen Driving Lessons | $219

Google Review

"Gem located in Fort Bend. Neat and well run place that made me feel comfortable having my daughter go there. Absolutely recommend to all my friends."

Amjad K.

HOW TO OBTAIN TEEN LEARNER’S PERMIT

For Texas teens 15 to 17, obtaining a driver’s license starts with getting a learner’s license. In order to get your learner permit you must:

  • Completed at least six hours of the 32-hour course.
  • Pass the knowledge test built into the online course.

After completing the course, you may take the following documents to the Texas DPS to get your permit:

  • Birth Certificate, US passport, or Resident Alien Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Verification of Enrollment (VoE)
  • Parent's Proof of Texas Residency (two documents)
  • Driver Ed Competition Certificate (DE-964)
  • Note: A teen must be accompanied by his or her parent.

A teenager with a learner’s permit must be accompanied by a licensed adult 21 or older in the front passenger seat while driving.

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Google Review

"Everyone was just so friendly and helpful. I was really nervous about driving, but the people here made it so much easier."

 Lisa M.

How to obtain TEEN DRIVER'S LICENSE

Below are the steps that you must follow as a teen in order to obtain a teen driver license:

  • Complete the 32-hour online course.
  • Get your learner's license (permit) at the DPS. (See above section).
  • Complete at least 14 hours of driving lessons (7 behind-the-wheel and 7 observation) with our instructors.
  • Log 30 hours of additional driving with a licensed adult. Log sheet available here
  • Obtain Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) certificate online. Link to impact course here
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Online class part of the driver ed is 32 hours as required by TDLR. After completing 6 of the 32 hours, and passing the written test, you are eligible to obtain a learner permit and begin your behind-the-wheel driving lessons.

Texas teens under age of 18 must complete the full 32-hour driver-education course, 7 hours of driving lessons, 7 hours of observation, and 30 hours of additional behind-the-wheel lessons with a parent or qualified adult. After meeting these requirements and having held the permit for at least 6 months, teen are eligible to take a road test.

Please visit our teens page for additional details.

Yes, If you are are under the age of 18, you must be enrolled and attending high school unless you already have a high school diploma or GED.

The length of teen driver ed course is 32 hours.

To be eligible for a driver’s license in Texas, individuals under 18 are mandated by the law to successfully complete a state-approved driver education course.

As a teen, you need to bring the following to DPS to obtain a permit:

Proof of US citizenship/lawful presence (birth certificate, green card, etc.)
Two Proofs of Texas residency (utilities bill, etc.)
Proof of Identity (birth certificate, etc.)
Social Security Card
Certificate issued by the school after passing the test.
Verification of Enrollment (VOE) or last report card during summertime
Proof of parent’s vehicle insurance
A parent/legal guardian must accompany the teen

Visit our resources page for additional information.

Teens can start driver education in Texas at the age of 14.

The GDL program is a system designed to gradually introduce young drivers to the driving experience. It includes learner permits, provisional licenses, and full, unrestricted licenses.

Teens can apply for a provisional driver’s license in Texas at the age of 16, provided they have held a learner’s permit for at least six months and completed driver education requirements.

Yes, teen drivers in Texas are required to complete minimum of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a professional driving instructor.

DRIVer's ed FOR TEENS

Learning to drive is a significant milestone in a teen's life.  Most students are excited about this yet nervous at the same time.  

Our goal extends beyond merely helping them obtain a driver's license.  We want to make sure that the students are relaxed and comfortable behind the wheel.  At My First Drive, it's not just a matter of passing the DPS road test, our certified and friendly driving instructors aim to equip them with the knowledge for a lifelong journey of safe driving.  

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