What is your refund policy?
Based on actual instruction received through the last date of attendance.
The effective date of termination will be the earliest of the following:
• Last day of attendance, if terminated by TDLR
• Date of receipt of written notice from the student or;
• The 10th school day following the last day of attendance
If tuition is collected in advance of entrance and, if after the expiration of the 72-hour cancellation policy, the student does not enter the school, terminates enrollment, or withdraws, the school may retain up to $35.00 as administrative expenses and, from the remainder, shall refund that portion of the classroom and in-car tuition and fees for services not received.
How long is the Teen drivers education course?
The classroom phase of a driver education course is at least 32 hours, and it cannot be completed in fewer than 16 days. The in-car phase consists of 7 hours of behind-the-wheel driving, 7 hours of in-car observation, and an additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice, of which 10 hours must be done at night.
The additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice must be monitored by an adult 21 years or older who holds a valid driver license and has at least one year of driving experience who is sitting in the front passenger seat during the driving practice.
Who is required to take a driver education course?
Any person between 14 and 25 years old.
I want to take a driver education course, what are my options?
- Enrolling in a driver education school
- Enrolling in an approved parent taught course
- Completing a driver education course at a public school, education service center, college or university
I was enrolled in an out-of-state driver education course and completed part of or all my classroom hours but never got a driver license or permit. Do these hours transfer to Texas?
Out of state hours do not transfer to Texas. You will need to enroll into a Texas driver education program to complete the classroom and driving requirements necessary to obtain a Texas learner's permit and driver license. Please check with DPS for more information on transferring your learner license to Texas .
I am enrolled in a 32-hour teen driver education course and I just turned 18. Can I use the time I have already completed as proof of completion of my 6-hour adult driver education course?
No. Teen driver education classroom hours cannot be applied to the 6-hour adult driver education classroom hour requirements. You must complete the full adult driver course or complete the full teen driver education program.
What is a Verification of Enrollment (VOE)?
The Verification of Enrollment is used to verify a teen's enrollment status in a high school or homeschool program and that they are in good standing with their attendence. Students with excessive absences or tardies will not be issued a VOE.
The VOE is required for a teen to receive a learner permit and license. The VOE is valid for 30 days. If it expires before a student can go to the DPS, they will need to get another from their high school/home school program.
What is the classroom attendance policy for teens?
Teens are allowed to miss up to five class days or 10 classroom hours. These classes can be made up by attending the next time the lesson is held. For example, if you miss day 5, 10, and 13, then you need to come in on day 5, 10, and 13 of another class.
Why can't I book an appointment?
The system will allow you to view the upcoming appointments, however you will need to submit your permit information and payment before you can book an appointment.
Which car will I use for a behind-the-wheel lessons?
All behind-the-wheel driving lessons will be done in our vehicles. We have a passenger-side brake installed for driving instructor use.
If I already have a learner's permit, do I have to complete the behind-the-wheel training with a driving school?
Yes, Texas law requires all teens to complete BTW training with a licensed instructor to obtain a driver's license.
A Parent Taught (PTDE) student may transfer to a licensed driver education school but they would have to complete the full 14-hour BTW training with the licensed school, which means they could not transfer partial hours for this section.
The student would obtain a transfer certificate from their PTDE course provider and then enroll into the licensed driver education school. After completion of the 14- hour BTW training the student will be issued a new DE-964 with only the BTW portion completed.
How do I cancel a drive time?
If you need to change or cancel a drive time, you must sign into your account on our website. Drive time must be canceled 4 hours in advance or a $35.00 fee will be applied. Additional drive time will not be scheduled until the no show fee is paid in full.
I lost the form that I received when I completed my driver education course and I need it to get my driver license. Who can I contact to get a duplicate?
To get a duplicate certificate of completion (the DE-964 or DE-964E Certificate of Completion), contact the driver education school you attended. If you completed a parent taught course, contact the parent taught course provider.
Hutto Driving School requires a duplicate certificate fee of $25.00.
How do I get my learner's permit?
You must take the following items to the Texas Department of Public Safety when you apply for your Texas Learner's Permit:
- Student's birth certificate (original or certified copy only), US passport, or Resident Alien Card
- Social Security Card - Original
- Verification of Enrollment (VOE) and Attendance Form (get from your high school)
- Parent's proof of Texas residency (2 documents are needed, i.e. utility bills)
- Parent's proof of relationship to student
- DE-964 Form (get from the driving school)
- Parent must sign the Texas residency affidavit at the DPS.
Can I drive out of state with my learner's permit?
Texas will allow you to drive in another state with a learner's permit, but because policies do change, it is best to contact the DMV or DPS in the states you are planning to visit. The following states ban permitted drivers: Arizona, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
How long is my learner's permit valid?
A paper learner's permit is valid for 30 days. If you have not received your learner's permit in the mail by the third week, you can track it by visiting the TX DPS website. If you drive with an expired paper permit, you can receive a citation for an invalid license.
What do parents need to do so their child can get a learner's permit?
Parents must prove their relationship to the student before the student will be issued a permit or license. Acceptable documentation includes a marriage license, birth certificate, military dependent ID card, or adoption records.
Parents must also provide two documents proving they are Texas residents before the teen is eligible to obtain a permit or license. Acceptable documents include Texas voter's registration card, Texas auto registration or title, auto insurance policy or statement, homeowner's insurance policy, or utility or cable bill not more than 90 days old. The name on the bills/statements must be the name of the parent accompanying the student to the DPS. Parents must also sign a Texas Residency Affidavit at the DPS office.
Do I need to provide a vehicle for the road test?
Please bring an insured vehicle that you are comfortable driving to take your road test. The vehicle must have working signals in the front and back of the vehicle, a working horn, license plates in the front and back, and valid insurance. It is not required that the individual taking the test have their name on the insurance, only that the vehicle is insured. If the vehicle has paper or temporary license plates, they are not required to be on the front. However, the plates cannot be expired.
If you don't own a vehicle, HDS will provide a car for a fee of $35.00 but it must be reserved in advance.
What do I need for my road test?
- A mask will be required. You will not be allowed to take the test if you do not have the state-required PPE and no refund will be given.
- Required documents listed below. We will not print out your documents from your cell phone.
If 18 and older, you will also need to bring:
- Your Texas Class "C" License with a "B" Restriction
- 2 copies of your Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) Certificate
If under 18, you will also need to bring:
- Your Texas Learner's License (permit)
- Parent/guardian and their current driving license
- Verification of Enrollment (VOE) and Attendance Form -- You can get this form at your high school attendance office.
- 32-hours Teen Course Completion Certificate (either the DE-964 form or parent-taught form certificate)
- 2 copies of your 30 Hour Behind-the-Wheel Log -- Your parent must sign and add their driver's license number to each line.
- 2 copies of your Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) Certificate
When am I required to view the Impact Texas videos?
Within 90 days of the road test.
Who is required to complete the Impact Texas segment?
Applicants ages 18-and older are also required to complete the ITYD.
Applicants under age 18 are also required to complete the ITTD.
Is there an expiration on the Impact Texas certificate?
The Impact Texas certification does not display an expiration date; however, the certificate is only valid for 90 days. If the applicant does not pass the driving skills examination within 90 days of the date on the certificate, they must review the video a second time.