Frequently Asked Questions

Is this defensive driving course approved by the state of Texas?

Yes. This online course is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to get points off your license, dismiss your traffic ticket and get an insurance reduction.

How does this course get me an insurance discount?

Completion of this course will qualify you for an insurance discount of up to 10% for 3 years. Check with your insurance provider to see how much you will save.

How do I know if I am eligible to take this online defensive driving?

This course is eligible for ticket dismissal benefits pursuant to specific court requirements. The general requirements for ticket dismissal in the state of Texas are as follows:

  • Possess a valid non-commercial Texas driver license or permit (CDL holders are excluded from participating in ticket dismissal benefits)
  • Have not dismissed a traffic ticket within the past 12 months
  • You must admit guilt or sign a statement that you do not contest the citation
  • Speeding citations must indicate that the violation was not more than 25 miles-per-hour over the posted limit

Is there a difference between traffic school and defensive driving?

Is there a difference between traffic school and defensive driving?

How long does the online defensive driving course take?

This defensive driving course is a total of 6 hours.

Do I have to take the online defensive driving course in one sitting?

No, unlike the classroom setting where you may have to take the course in one sitting. The benefits of taking this online driving safety course is that once you have registered, you can log in and out of the course as many times as you wish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you log out, our system remembers where you were and when you log back in it will return you to the same point. This online format allows you to create the schedule you want with the only restriction being that you must successfully complete the course within 3 months from the time you registered.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have successfully completed the course, you simply choose the delivery methods that best fit your situation. You can have your certificate sent via U.S. first class mail, expedited overnight or second day.

Can I get an insurance discount with this defensive driving course?

Yes. Some insurance companies will provide a discount (usually between 1-10%) for three years on the liability portion of your auto insurance premiums if you provide proof of course completion. The amount (if any) of the discount, however, is strictly at the discretion of the insurance company.

How do I know if I need a copy of my driving record?

If you are taking this course to have your ticket dismissed, your court should have notified you if you need a copy of your certified driving record. You can obtain a copy now through our online registration or at the end of the course. If you are still unsure, contact the court directly.

Texas TEA-Approved! Top Questions Quick answers to the most common Texas defensive driving questions.

American Safety Council
School Number C-2386
Course Number CP-520