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Texas Defensive Driving FAQ

Does this course meet Texas state requirements?

Yes, our online defensive driving course is accepted by all Texas county courts and approved by the Texas Education Agency.

Is my ticket eligible for dismissal?

You should check with the county where you received your ticket to confirm it is eligible for dismissal. Reasons your ticket may not be dismissible include:

  • The ticket was for driving 25mph or more over the speed limit
  • You have already dismissed a traffic ticket in the last 12 months
  • You plead not guilty. You must plead guilty to get the ticket dismissed.
  • You possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Is Defensive Driving the same thing as Traffic School?

Yes, there is no difference between the two; they are both terms used to refer to traffic safety courses. Some states call it traffic school, and in the state of Texas it is known as Defensive Driving.

How long will it take to complete the defensive driving course?

The course will take you a total of six hours. The Texas Education Agency does not allow approved courses to be any shorter than this.

Do I have to do the entire course at one time?

No, part of the reason our online program is preferred by so many is that they can take it on their own time in as many sessions as they like. You will also have customer support available to you 24/7.

How long do I have after I register to finish the course?

The course must be completed successfully no more than three months from the date you registered. You can split it up into as many sessions as you like over that three month period.

When do I receive my certificate of completion?

We will process your certificate the same day you complete the course. You can choose to have the certificate sent by standard U.S. first class mail, second day delivery, or overnight.

Do I have to order my Texas driving record?

All Texas courts require a Texas Type 3A certified driving record in addition to a certificate of completion to dismiss a traffic ticket. You can order it when you sign up for the course, or you can purchase it later, it is up to you.

How do I go about dismissing my traffic ticket?

Here are detailed instructions on how to dismiss a Texas traffic ticket.

Is there audio on the course?

If you would do better by having audio narration for the course slides, we offer an upgrade for $4.95. You can add on the audio option at any time during the course.

Can I purchase the course and driving record together?

Yes, you can choose to purchase just the defensive driving course or you can add a Texas driving record. The driving record option will be offered at a discount during course registration but will also be available for purchase after course completion or without the purchase of a course. Other options include expedited certificate shipping and audio upgrades.

What if I run into any issues while taking the course?

Our customer support team is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-463-2477.

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