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What is the PTDE Designation Form?

The PTDE Designation form is required at the DPS only if your instructor is not your parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster parent, or legal guardian. Requirements for the instructor you are designating:

  • Be at least 25 years of age or older
  • May not charge a fee for conducting the course
  • Has at least seven (7) years driving experience
  • Possess a valid driver license for the past three years that has not been suspended, revoked or forfeited for an offense that involves the operation of a motor vehicle
  • Has not been convicted (including a probated sentence) of criminally negligent homicide
  • Has not been convicted (including a probated sentence) for driving while intoxicated in the past 7 years
  • Not have six or more points assigned to their driver license

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