New Mexico

State Approved Course!

New Mexico teens must take Driver Education. You are required to take it through your public school, a commercial driving school or you may qualify to use our correspondence course.

If you home school, you have the option of using a correspondence course (under Condition 1 of the TSB application for permission to enroll in driver edcuation correspondence school) if it has been approved by the Traffic Safety Bureau. Please fill out the TSB Application for Permission to enroll in Driver Education Correspondence School below.

The TSB recognizes there are some situations, which make it impossible for a student not home schooled to attend a driver education couse (Schedule, Transportation, etc.). You may qualify under Condition 2 of the TSB application for permission to enroll in driver education correspondence school.

Driver Ed in a Box® is Approved by the Traffic Safety Bureau.

If you believe you qualify and decide to purchase Driver Ed in a Box®, print the following application:

Click here to print the application (PDF format)

Fill it out and send it to:
Transportation Safety Center – Licensing Section
UNM Continuing Education
MSC07 4030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Or go to the New Mexico TSB web site and download the form by clicking

and clicking on Application to Enroll in Driver Education Correspondence School.

Parents using Driver Ed in a Box® to work directly with their teen and supervise their progress ensures the safest teen drivers on the road.

“The value of Driver Ed in a Box is excellent. I was able to instruct my daughter according to our schedule & spend extra time on materials I thought she needed.” – Parent, Pinon, New Mexico

“Excellent. It gives the parent more insight into the student’s progress & abilities while stressing the collision-free attributes to the student.” – T.B.C., Ruidoso, New Mexico

“The vehicle training was great. I loved working with my dad as opposed to some instructor I didn’t know. When done with one training area I felt I could take on the next one. I have become extremely comfortable with driving in almost any condition. I loved your program and thank you for creating it.” – Aaron Bradford, Student

“It is very detailed and informative. I felt my student learned more taking longer time to complete than the 2 1/2 week drivers ed offered in our location.” – Parent, Ruidoso, New Mexico

“The student workbook went in depth on the subject matter & was a good tool to judge my daughter’s comprehension.” – Parent, Pinon, New Mexico

Is your goal simply to get a license?

Or is your goal to drive collision-free?

At Driver Ed in a Box®, our goal is to help you become a collision-free driver.

New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department.