How do I become a certified driving instructor in Texas?

After lots of consideration, I’ve decided I want to begin the process of becoming a driving instructor. However, I’m not really sure what steps I need to take. How do I become a certified driving instructor in Texas?

Kevin Martinez · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congrats on your newest venture! You’re about to take on a role that’s all about ensuring that the next cohort of drivers to hit Texas’s many roads are smart, responsible, and, most importantly, safe.
To become a certified driving instructor in Texas, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 or older at the time of application
  • Meet all required prerequisites, including having no more than six
    points on your license
    and no
    DWI convictions
    within 7 years
  • Take a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved driver-education course for up to 9 semester hours
  • Complete the TEA driver education application and pay the $75 fee
  • Provide fingerprints to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Pro tip: As you begin to prepare new drivers for the freedoms and responsibilities that come with getting a license, make sure that you convey the importance of having a great
Texas car insurance policy
. You can help them better understand the larger commitment they make when they hit the road by emphasizing the importance of maintaining adequate insurance coverage.
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