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Texas Course 101 - DPS Parent Taught Drivers Ed

Texas Course 101 - DPS Parent Taught Drivers Ed

There are many parent taught drivers education classes offered in Texas at the moment. Course 101 is offered directly by the Department of Public Safety and is fully sufficient in order to obtain your Texas learners permit or drivers license.

Before You Start

Before you can start any Texas parent taught drivers education class, you have to apply for this instruction method with the DPS. The instructing parent needs to fill in the application form, DL-92, and submit it to the DPS along with a $20 check or a money order. Within 2-3 weeks the DPS will mail you the DPS parent taught drivers education package that contains the documents required for the instructing parent to be able to teach drivers education. Please note that you cannot start any instruction until you get the package from the DPS.

Course 101 - The Model Parent Taught Course

Parent taught drivers education course 101 is the model course that was developed by Texas Department of Education and it replaces the state-adopted drivers education textbook. The course is titled Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Master Curriculum Guide and it is free to use by anyone who satisfies the DPS requirements. The course is divided into 10 modules and contains over 1,600 pages of sample drivers education and drivers training plans.

How To Obtain Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed Program 101

Essentially, the materials are free and you can download courses 101 from the DPS website or view it online.

If you do not have convenient access to the internet and would like to obtain a printed copy of the course, you will need to fill in the request form and submit it to the DPS. You will also be required to pay $100 for the printed version of the curriculum.

If the printed version is a little too pricy for you, you can order the same course on a CD, which will cost you just $10. In order to order parent taught course 101 on CD, you need to submit the same request form as for the printed copy of the course.

Other Parent Taught Programs

The Department of Public Safety in Texas only approves the following Drivers Ed courses:

  1. course #101 - basic driver education course offered by the DPS. The CD with the program cost $25, however it is one of the simplest programs out there and we received reports previously that the program was hard to understand and the instructions on obtaing a drivers license with the help of the program were not very clear
  2. course #102 - offered by National Driver Training Institute. CD-ROM or book driver education courses available
  3. course #103 - offered by Driver Ed in a Box. CD-ROM or book driver education courses available
  4. course #104 - offered by Curb Buster. CD-ROM or book driver education courses available
  5. course #105 - offered by Driver Ed at Home. Only book driver education course is available
  6. course #106 - offered by Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association. Only book driver education course is available
  7. course #107 - offered by Virtual Drive of Texas. Computer based CD-ROM driver education course is available
  8. course #108 - offered by DriversEd.com. Online driver education course is available
  9. course #109 - offered by I DRIVE SAFELY. Online driver education course is available
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How do I get 101? We have an old Driver Ed in a Box that we'll use to teach our son and just need the cheapest thing the state requires him to register for since you can't register a second student with the used Driver Ed in a Box.

Hello Eliz. I just reviewed the information and it looks like the state is offering course 101 again through the region 13 education district, here is a link you can follow to get the program: esc13.net/drivers/parent-taught-driver-education.html Looking at the current prices: this courses is definitely the most cost effective Texas parent taught drivers education class out there, I am just not sure how fun it is. The course they used to offer was quite a bore and very confusing for both the student and the instructing parent, but that's what you get $25. Most of the commercial products are much more interesting, but then you are looking to spend anything between $70 and $300, depending on the provider. I can recommend you to have a look at the course at driversed.com, they offer a parent taught program for $149 right now and you can usually find a discount code on the web for at least 25% off that price, which bring the price down to $110. You can register for a free trial with them and see how different their drivers education program is from what is offered by the state right now. Good luck!

I used 101 about 7 months ago w my older son - so I can't use it agin with my next son?? Which course is the most cost effective ?

Sorry, you cannot download course 101 anymore, the TEA does not have it available. Your only option would be to go through one of the commercial drivers education programs, I would recommend online courses, as opposed to those CD or book programs.

Where do I download this

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