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Certifications

After completing our Instructor Training Courses, you can earn the following certifications:

  • Teacher Assistant (TA) - allows an instructor to teach teens/adults in-car lessons. No teacher certification is required. Requires Phase 1 & 2
  • Teacher Assistant Full (TA-F) - allows an instructor to teach teens/adults in the classroom, under the supervision of a DET, and in the car. This certification is sought after highly. No teacher certification is required. Requires Phase 1, 2 and 3
  • Driver Education Teacher (DET) - allows an instructor to teach classroom and in-car lessons within TEA limitations. A valid Texas Teacher's Certificate is required; however, classroom experience is not a condition for receiving a private school certificate. This is the most highly sought after position. Requires Phase 1, 2 & 3
  • Supervising Teacher (ST) - allows an instructor to train driver education instructors. This requires a current "DET" license.  *Our course does not include training for the Supervising Teacher Certification

Course Requirements:

Documentation Needed:

  • At least a high school diploma
  • No felony convictions
  • Clean driving record - less than 10 points accumulated

Hours:

Phase 1 (45 total hours required)

  1. 18 hours of direct classroom instruction from a certified instructor
  2. 11 hours of independent study on specified topics - requires completion outside the classroom
  3. 16 hours observing in a classroom to become familiar with the driver education curriculum

Phase 2 (45 total in-car hours required)

  1. 14 hours of direct classroom instruction from a certified instructor
  2. 12 hours observing a certified instructor during in-car instruction
  3. 14 hours of teaching in a car with a certified instructor observing and critiquing the trainee
  4. Five (5) hours of independent assignments

Phase 3 (45 total classroom hours required)

  1. Eight (8) hours of direct instruction
  2. Three (3) hours of independent study
  3. 16 hours of classroom observation
  4. 18 hours of student teaching