Texas Defensive Driving Eligibility

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It is common to wonder how often you can participate in a Texas driver safety course. You may take an Texas approved defensive driving course for three reasons: to dismiss a traffic citation, for insurance purposes, or as a volunteer.

  1. How often can you take a Texas defensive driving course to dismiss a traffic citation?
    The State of Texas only allows you to take a Texas driver safety course once a year to dismiss a traffic violation. So, if you have taken a Texas defensive driving program within the last 12 months, your Texas defensive driving eligibility will not be approved.
  2. How often can you take Texas defensive driving for insurance purposes?
    Your insurance company and the DPS will reinstate your Texas defensive driving eligibility once every three years. This will help keep your insurance premium at a consistent low rate.
  3. How often can you take Texas defensive driving voluntarily?
    If you need to participate in a Texas approved defensive driving course for a job or want to refresh your knowledge of traffic safety, you can take the Texas defensive driving course at any time. Your Texas defensive driving eligibility will automatically be approved since this will not be used to dismiss a citation or lower your insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I have to complete my Texas defensive driving course?

    Your defensive driving due date will be set by the court. If you are unsure about when you need to have your completion certificate turned in, contact the court that issued your citation. We recommend that you complete the course at least a week before your due date to allow time to receive your document and deliver it to the court. We also offer multiple rush processing options, which you will be able to select upon registration to meet your needs.

  • How long does it take to get my completion certificate?

    Per TDLR guidelines, we are required to mail your certificate of completion directly to you. It will come on special numbered and watermarked paper. It will be your responsibility to submit your certificate to the court that issued your citation. The amount of time it will take your certificate to arrive depends on the shipping option you choose. Standard shipping is included in the course price and will take 7-10 business days. We offer multiple expedited shipping options that will allow you to have your certificate in your hands in as little as 24 hours from completion. You can select your shipping method when registering.

  • How do I get a certified copy of my Texas Driver Record?

    For your convenience, you can order a certified copy of your Texas Driver Record directly from us and we will send it to you with your completion certificate. Our quick and easy service is Department of Public Safety (DPS) approved, can be done online, and only takes a few seconds. Be sure to review your Texas Driver Record before you give it to the court to make sure your paid tickets have been cleared.

  • How long does the Texas defensive driving course take?

    Our self-paced online course has six chapters and takes about six hours. You do not need to take the course all at once. You may log in and out as your schedule allows.

  • I enrolled but did not complete the course. Can I finish at another time?

    Yes! One of the best things about taking your Texas defensive driving course online is the ability to work at your own pace. Just enter your username and password to log back in and work on the course whenever it’s convenient for you.

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