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Teen Driver Education

Friendly and Experienced Instructors - Sugar Land and Richmond, TX

Teen student driver smiling after completing driving course

Driving School for Teens

We understand how important it is for teens to get on the road – often, it can feel like the first true step into adulthood.  At My First Drive, it is about more than just getting you the license.  We want to make sure that you are prepared for a lifetime of driving. This means going above and beyond at every step so that when you do take the Texas driving road test, you are genuinely ready for whatever comes next.  With decades of experience under their belt, our friendly instructors will help you remove your anxiety and get comfortable behind the wheel.  Our friendly staff includes male and female instructors who are multilingual in English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.

Teen Driving Course Packages

Teen Online Class and Driving Lessons

  • Required 32-hour online course for teens ages 14-17.

  • Choose from 7,9, or 13 hours of driving lessons packages.

  • Road test is NOT included in this package.

Min: $429

Online Class + 7 Driving Lessons  

Basic: $529         RECOMMENDED

Online Class + 9 Driving Lessons  

Advanced: $729

Online Class + 13 Driving Lessons 

Teen Complete Driving Package

  • Required 32-hour online course for teens ages 14-17.

  • Choose from 7,9, or 13 hours of driving lessons packages.

  • Road test at the driving school using one of our vehicles.

Min: $499

Online Class + 7 Driving Lessons  + Road Test

Basic: $599         RECOMMENDED

Online Class + 9 Driving Lessons  + Road Test

Advanced: $799

Online Class + 13 Driving Lessons  + Rd Test

Teen Driving Lessons and Road Test

  • Required 32-hour online course for teen NOT included in this package

  • Choose from 7,9, or 13 hours of driving lessons packages.

  • Road test at the driving school using one of our vehicles.

Min: $429

7 Driving Lessons  + Road Test

Basic: $529        RECOMMENDED

 9 Driving Lessons  + Road Test

Advanced: $729

13 Driving Lessons  + Road Test

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Teen Road Test Prep Packages

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

  • 1-Hr Prep + Road Test  |  $169

  • 2-Hr Prep + Road Test  |  $229

  • 3-Hr Prep + Road Test  |  $279

Feel free to call us if you need a certain number of driving hours not listed here.

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How to Obtain a Teen Learner's Permit

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

  • Completed at least six hours of the 32-hour course.

  • Pass the knowledge test as part of the course to obtain your course certificate.

 

After completing six hours of the 32-hour course, bring the following items 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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Teen student studying driving lessons

How To Obtain a 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.

  • Take the Texas DPS road test.

  • Who is required to take driver ed course?
    Texas teens ages of 14 to 17 and Texas adults ages 18 to 24 are required to attend TDLR approved driver education course before applying for a learner's permit. Teens are required to take the 32-hour teen TDLR approved course whereas the adults are required to complete the 6-hour TDLR approved course. See complete teen licensing requirements on our teens page here. See complete adult licensing requirements on our adult page here.
  • What is the process to obtain a Texas driver license?
    The process to obtain Texas driver license various by age. Texas teens ages 14 to 17 are expected to complete a 32-hour TDLR approved teen drivers ed course, complete 7 hours of behind the wheel driving lessons and 7 hours of observation as well as complete 30 hours of behind the wheel driving lessons with parent or a qualified adult . Please see teens page for additional details. Texas adults ages 18 to 24 are expected to complete 6-hours of TDLR approved drivers ed course. Though, there are no explicit behind the wheel requirements for adults 18 to 24, candidates applying for a driving lesson must be proficient in Texas driving rules and laws to pass the written test and must also display proficiency in behind the wheel driving in order to pass the Texas DPS road test. Please see adults page for additional details. Texas adults age 25 or older do not have explicit driver education requirement, but they must be fully competent in Texas driving rules and laws to pass the written test and must also display proficiency in behind the wheel driving in order to pass the road test.
  • Does My First Drive Driving School offer teen and adult online courses?
    Yes, My First Drive Driving School offers TDLR approved online courses for teen and adults. These courses allow you take your course from the convenience of your home - without the need to be dropped off and picked up from the driving school. Please visit our online drivers ed page to get started.
  • Will an online driving course prepare me just as well as a classroom course?
    Absolutely! The curriculum of this online course is identical to the classroom course with the flexibility to attend the course at your own pace without having to be dropped off and picked up at the school by your parent or guardian.
  • Where can I find more information about Texas driver ed requirements?
    You can find additional additional information on Texas driver education requirements our our resources page here.
  • Does My First Drive Driving School offer behind the wheel driving lesson?
    Yes, My First Drive Driving School offers behind the wheel driving lessons for both teens and adults. See our teens and adults pages here.
  • At what age am I eligible to start driver education in the State of Texas?
    You can start driver ed 32-hour class as early as age 14. At age 15, you are eligible to apply for a learner's permit to begin behind the wheel driving lessons.
  • Where can I get additional information about teen driving education?
    Please visit our teens link below for teen FAQs and other related information: https://www.myfirstdrive.net/teen-driving-school
  • Where can I get additional information about adult driving education?
    Please visit our teens link below for teen FAQs and other related information: https://www.myfirstdrive.net/adult-driving-school
  • What is Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) program and where do I sign up?
    The ITD Program is designed for saving lives through awareness and education. The goal of the program is to educate drivers and reduce the risk of being involved in automobile crashes, particularly those caused by distracted driving. There are two different variations of this program: Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) - a two-hour video course for teens. Impact Texas Adult Drivers (ITAD) - a one-hour video course for adults. You can sign up for Impact training at: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/
  • Are teens and adults both required to complete ITD program?
    Yes. Teens between ages of 15 and 17 are required to complete ITTD before being allowed to take the road test. All adults who have completed te 6-hour course and received ADE-1317 certificate are required to complete ITAD before being allowed to take the road test. Road test must be taken within 90 days of completing ITD program. You can sign up for ITTD or ITAD here: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/
  • Where can I sign up for Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) program?
    You can sign up for ITTD or ITAD at: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/
  • How will I obtain my Impact Texas Driver (ITD) certificate?
    After you have completed the program, Texas DPS will immediately send you a completion certificatevia email. This certificate expires after 90 days. If you do not take you road test within 90 days after completing this program, you will need to complete the ITD course again.
  • Where can I find additional information on teen ITTD program and requirements?
    You can find additional information of teen ITTD program here: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/ITTD/
  • Where can I find additional information on teen ITAD program and requirements?
    You can find additional information of teen ITTD program here: https://impacttexasdrivers.dps.texas.gov/ITAD/
  • What is your refund policy?
    REFUND/TERMINATION/DISCONTINUED COURSE POLICY The effective date of the termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following: (a) the last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school; (b) the date of receipt of written notice from the student; or (c) the 10th school day following the last day of attendance. If tuition is collected in advance of entrance and, if a student does not enter the school, terminates enrollment, or withdraws, the school: (a) may retain not more than $ 50.00 as an administrative expense; and (b) shall refund that portion of the classroom tuition and fees and behind-the-wheel tuition and fees that correspond to services the student does not receive. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases: (a) when an enrollee is not accepted by the school; (b) if the course of instruction is discontinued by the school at this location; or (c) if the student's enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or misrepresentation by the owner or representation of the school. Refunds shall be completed within 30 days after the effective date of termination; there are no refunds after the certificate issuance. Tuition is refundable with a written request and will be sent to the student within 30 days of the student's withdrawal or termination. A refund will be pro-rated and given based on the cost and length of the program.
  • What is your no-show or late cancellation policy?
    A NO-SHOW fee of $60 will be charged in each instance when the school is not notified of a cancellation or rescheduling at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled in-car lesson. A student that does not show up within first 10 minutes of the scheduled class will be considered no show and will be responsible for no-show fee of $60. Students must arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled drive time for check-in. Late students will not be allowed to drive for that day and will have to be rescheduled. Our drive schedules are designed in a way that provides flexibility for the student, but late arrivals put a strain on our schedules causing a delay for other students. If a student has to be cancelled for being late a $60.00 will be charged. This fee is to help cover the cost of the contracted instructor who showed up for the drive time. Parents, please make your best effort to pick up your student on time after they have completed their driving session. This helps us tremendously by staying on schedule. When using our pick-up and drop-off service, My First Drive Driving School LLC instructor will arrive at the scheduled pick-up time. If the student does not appear within 5 minutes, the driving instructor will text the student or parent/guardian. If the student does not show within 10 minutes, the driving instructor will leave, and the lesson will be treated as a "NO SHOW resulting in a NO SHOW fee of $60. When using our pick-up and drop-off service, My First Drive Driving School LLC will arrive at the scheduled pick-up time. If the student does not appear within 5 minutes, the driving instructor will text the student or parent/guardian. If the student does not show within 10 minutes, the driving instructor will leave, and the lesson will be treated as a "NO SHOW resulting in a NO SHOW fee of $60.
  • What is your weather policy?
    Safety is always foremost on our minds when driving students. There might be times when would need to cancel driving lessons due to adverse weather conditions. In such cases, your driving lesson may be rescheduled. You may or may not be notified of the cancellation due to adverse weather due to communication and other unforeseeable circumstances.
  • What is your documentation policy?
    The student and/or parent is responsible for determining and carrying all required documentation when: Obtaining the learner's permit or driver's license. Taking the online course Conducting behind-the-wheel driving lessons Taking the road test. It is responsibility of the teen to carry the learner's permit when taking behind-the-wheel driving lessons. A student visiting the school without the permit will not be able to get behind the wheel and the lesson will be treated as a no-show resulting in a charge of $60.
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