Driver Training and Education

Notice: Beginning September 1, 2015, the regulation of Driver Education Schools, Driver Safety Schools, Course Providers and Instructors under Chapter 1001, Texas Education Code, will be transferred from ESC Region 13 to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). This transfer is the result of the 84th Legislature enacting House Bill 1786 into law. In addition, the bill includes the transfer to TDLR of the Parent Taught Driver Education program from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

TDLR is in the process of implementing the new programs, including preparing forms, rules and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). On September 1, 2015, TDLR will begin issuing and renewing licenses, issuing certificates and certificate numbers, approving courses, providers, instructors and schools, accepting complaints, and responding to consumer and industry inquiries.

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TDLR is currently accepting applications for the Driver Training Advisory Committee ( The application period closes September 4, 2015. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please apply online (

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30 Hours Additional Behind-the-Wheel Instruction Required for Teens

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