What is Oklahoma Parent Taught Driver Education?
Oklahoma enacted Parent Taught Driver Education on November 1, 2001. It became law as a result of Senate Bill 747 passed by the legislature signed by Governor Frank Keating. This Parent Taught Driver Education Program is designed to provide Online Drivers Ed to students who are otherwise unable to receive it in school or by a commercial driving school. Oklahoma has enjoyed the benefits of driver education in conventional school settings for many years, and today is in keeping with the trends of alternative sources of education to target more young drivers. Download a Parent Taught Driver Education Packet.
National Driver Training's Parent Taught Online Driver's Ed program is an alternative to conventional driver education that is recognized and approved by the Department of Public Safety. Students must be at least 15 years old in order to be eligible to start the class-room portion of the online program. Students cannot start any behind the wheel training until they have a learner's permit.
To begin the process, teens need to access the Parent Taught Drivers Education Packet. The first 7 pages will provide information about the requirements of the program. Page 8 is the affidavit that must be filled out completely and mailed to the address shown on the form. When accepted by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, a copy will be sent to you. Once you have the returned accepted form, the teen may begin their National Driver Training Oklahoma Online Driver's Ed training.
Students taking the NDT program are required to complete 30 hours of classroom training and 55 hours of behind-the-wheel training, which is all included in the National Driver Training curriculum. Parent Taught Driver Education is the newest of three forms of driver education in Oklahoma. If you do not attend a public school OR there are no commercial driving schools in your area, National Driver Training's Oklahoma Online Parent Taught Driver Ed program may be right for you.