Are You Ready?

Are you ready to start driving?  Teens, get your permit after the first 6 hours of classroom instruction!  We currently offer multiple classes to meet your needs, from in-person, online, teen, and adult classes.  Not sure which course to choose?  Click below to view descriptions for each course.


2 Ways To Take Drivers EductionTeen Driver's Education

Teen Online + 14 Hours In Car

  • 32 Hours of Online Instruction
  • 14 Hours of In-Car Instruction (additional drive time available)
  • Free DPS Written Exam
  • Drive Time In Smartway Vehicle

Teen Online Parent Taught

  • 32 Hours of Online Instruction
  • Parent Oversees Instruction
  • Free DPS Written Exam
  • 14 Hours In-Car Observation/Driving With Parent

(For Teens and Adults)


Teen Online + In-Car

Take your your state-required 32 Hours of classroom instruction online through our interactive driving education course. Once you get your permit, you may begin your in-car instruction with one of our professional driving instructors.


Teen Online w/Parent

You may take the required 32 hours of classroom instruction through our Parent-Taught Online Course with your parent. Once you have completed the online portion of the course, you may transfer to our In-Car instruction.


Transfer From PTDE

Have you already taken the online parent taugth course with another provider, and you would now like to complete the in-car portion with a professional instructor?  Give us a call at 713-465-0042 to trasnfer to our in-car course.


Adult 18+ Online Course

Are you 18+ years old and need your license? You can take our adult driver's education course, which is only 6 hours of online instruction. After completing the course, you can go directly to the DPS offices for your driving test.


Adult (18+) Course + 2 Hours Driving

Do you feel like you would like some additional behind-the-well instruction? Take our online course, plus 2 hours of in-car instruction by one of our licensed professional instructors.


Driving Safety Course

Our online driving safety course (defensive driving) is approved for ticket dismissal or can be used as an additional 5 hours of online driving safety training. This course is provided through our sister company "Comedy Driving."

Houston DPS Authorized Road Testing Center

DPS Authorized Road Test Center

Avoid the long wait times for a DPS appointment to obtain your driver's license! Smartway Driving is now authorized to administer the DPS Road Test. Two Conveinent Houston Locations. Check the requirements below to embark on your journey to acquiring your license today!


West Houston DPS Authorized Road Test Center

10891 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079

*By Appointment Only



Southeast Houston DPS Authorized Road Test Center

2302 Old Road, Friendswood, TX 77546

*By Appointment Only


  • Must be at least 16 Yrs. Old
  • Have held Permit for 6 Months
  • Completed a 32 Hr. Online/Classroom Course
  • Completed 7 Hrs. Driving/7 Hrs. Observation
  • Completed the 30 Hour Driving Log
  • Received a DE-964 Completion Certificate
  • Completed the IMPACT Teen Two Hour Course (ITTD)
  • Must be at least 18-24 Yrs. Old
  • Have valid Learners License
  • Completed a 6 Hr. Adult Course
  • Received a ADE-1317 Completion Certificate
  • Completed the IMPACT Adult One Hour Course (ITAD)

99.9% of Our Students Pass the Driving Test on

Their First Try
Choose Your Course


Start YourCourse Today!

Teens, start your course today and get your permit after the first 6 hours of instruction!

Thank You!

6 Easy Steps to Complete Driver's Ed and Get Your License.

  • Sign Up

    Sign up for Smart Way Driving's fast and easy Texas State Approved Driver's Ed course.  Be sure to choose either the Teen or Adult Driver's Ed Course.

  • Begin the Classroom Instruction

    Start your classroom instruction, which will be scheduled for 2 hours per day.

  • Take the Written Test

    Complete the course and take our easy written test.  We will then send you your certificate of completion!

  • *Get Your Permit (Teens)

    If taking Teen Course, take all of your forms to the DPS.  Complete your eye exam there, and you will get your Texas Learners Permit!

  • *Continue the Course (Teens)

    Finish taking the classroom portion of the course, and you may begin the in-car instruction.

  • Get your License!

    Once you complete the Texas driver's education course, the only thing left to do is return to the DPS for your driving test.  

Supported Devices

You may take your course on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC, or Mac for our online courses. Any device with a modern browser will allow you to take our class. No need to download bulky apps taking up space on your device. You may also switch between devices as you need to without interruption to your course.

Looking For Defensive Driving?

We also offer a 6 Hour Texas Defensive Driving course for ticket dismissal and insurance discounts.

View Defensive Driving Info

Our Teen Drivers Ed Courses

Our teen courses are state certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Online Class

32 Hours of Online Classroom Instruction

In Car

Optional 14 Hours (or more) of In-Car Instruction

In-Course Written Test

We include the in-course written test.  Skip the DPS!