Each student must satisfactorily complete 32 hours of classroom theory, 7 hours behind the wheel, and 7 hours of observation to graduate and receive a certificate. It should take 11 to 14 weeks to complete the entire course.
Fee for the Course:
The fee for driver’s education is $450. This can be paid in full at time of registration or pay $250 down and the remaining balance must be paid by the second Friday of the class. You may pay by cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or Debit Card.
The class times are as follows: Monday - Thursday (4 weeks) and Monday - Friday (3 weeks). Class is held 2 hours for 16 days. Call the school for additional information.
The student is required to bring black pen, paper and folder to class.
Each student is required to attend class during the specific times. Each absence must be made up. A student cannot miss more than 5 days of class without being dropped from the class. A full hour of absence is charged to the student when they are 10 or more minutes late to class. Student must average 70% on all tests to pass the classroom phase.
After the student has been in theory class for 4 days, they will be given a certificate certifying enrollment in driver’s education. The student will take this certificate (DE-964), an application, their birth certificate, social security card, attendance record from school, two documents verifying proof of residency and $16.00 to the Department Of Public Safety to take their written test. Dept. of Public Safety: 5100 W Elam Rd, Killeen, TX 76542, Phone (254) 634-1919.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Behind the Wheel:
Each student will arrange driving appointments for driving and observation after the classroom theory part of the class ends and they have received their permit. The appointments will be made during the week or on weekends. Appointments will be for 2 hours (1 hour for driving and 1 hour for observation). It is the student’s responsibility to call to schedule their driving appointments on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will take approximately 7 to 10 weeks once class ends. Once the student has agreed to the appointment, the time will be written on a schedule located in the lobby. The student is expected to be at the school to drive with their permit at the appointed time. If the student needs to cancel, we must have at least 48 hours advance notice of cancellation or the student will be charged a NO SHOW FEE of $20.00.
Effective September 2, 2013 (HB 3483):
Teens will need to complete the current 14 hours of driving instruction from the driving school and an additional 30 hours from an individual who is at least 21 years of age, licensed with one year of driving experience, occupying the seat next to the driver, and who is monitored by a parent or guardian. 10 hours of the total 30 must be done at nighttime. Parent logs will be turned in at the end of the permit time and before the final DE-964 is issued. The new DE-964 will include places for two required signatures. One is for the licensed instructor responsible for the 14 hours of behind-the-wheel observation. The other is for the person responsible for ensuring the student completes the additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.
Certificate of Completion:
Each student that satisfactorily completes the course will be given three certificates; one is taken to the DPS when they turn 16 and have waited 6 months from the time they received their permit to get their driver’s license and the other two are given to the student’s insurance company for a 15% discount.
Fee for Duplicate of DE- 964, Insurance Sheet and Drug and Alcohol certificate: $20 each
Texas TDLR Impact Texas Teen Drivers Course (ITTD)
Before you take your Provisional License Behind the Wheel Roadway Exam, you must register for and complete the FREE Texas TDLR Impact Texas Teen Drivers Course (ITTD). Once the ITTD course is complete, you will receive an email with a certificate. Be sure to print out and bring the certificate to the DPS within 90 days. If you do not complete this step, the certificate will expire and you will have to retake the ITTD course.
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