Texas Defensive Driving Online FAQ

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Texas Defensive Driving Online FAQ

How long does it take to complete the course?

By law, all Texas defensive driving courses are six hours in length. You’re required to spend a total of 300 minutes (five hours) in course instruction and 60 minutes (one hour) taking breaks.

You’re allowed complete the course all in one day or break it down into several small sessions. Stop wherever and whenever you want. Your progress is recorded--when you return, you can pick up right where you left off.

What are the course completion requirements?

To receive a Certificate of Completion, students are required to:

  • register and verify identity
  • pay a fee of no less than $25
  • participate in at least 300 minutes of instruction
  • take instruction breaks totaling at least 60 minutes
  • pass course content quizzes
  • pass multimedia participation questions
  • pass identity verification questions
  • submit Student Affidavit (if required)
  • complete the course within 180 days of registration

Students who fail to meet these requirements are not eligible to receive a certificate and their participation in the course is terminated. The online delivery of this course includes systems to ensure students fulfill all requirements before receiving a Certificate of Completion.

What about tests?


Good news: No final exam! Instead, you’ll take a two-question quiz at the end of each unit. (Don’t worry, if you pay attention you should do fine.) To pass, you must answer both questions correctly. If you fail, don’t freakout—you get three chances to pass. If you fail a unit quiz three times, you’ll fail the course.

Identity verification

By law, you’re required to answer 10 questions that verify your identity. The answers to identity verification questions come from information that appears on your driver license and vehicle registration. Keep these documents handy while taking the course to insure you answer correctly. You’re allowed to miss a total of three identity questions. If you miss more, you’ll fail the course.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

A full refund will be made to the student if registration is canceled within 30 days of registering for the course and prior to completion of the course. If the student has not successfully completed this course within 180 days, his/her registration will be terminated without notice and the student will not be eligible for a refund.

What are the system requirements?

Online course requirements.

  • Computer, keyboard and mouse
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Internet browser with Flash Player (version 9.1 or higher), Javascript enabled
  • High-speed internet access (The course is not recommended for dial-up users)

Supported browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox FF 2+, Safari 2.0+, Chrome, Opera 9.0+

What is your privacy and security policy?

Privacy Policy:

DLT will not share student’s personal information with parties outside of its company. The information about you collected by DLT is subject to this privacy policy. DLT recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of its students and visitors to its web site while permitting DLT to conduct legitimate business. This information is used to provide you with a course of instruction as requested, to enable billing and shipping of the Certificate of Completion with verification to the Texas Education Agency and other applicable governmental authority.

Security Policy:

DLT undertakes extensive precautions to ensure the security of your information both online and offline. All personal information is encrypted. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browser will appear in the locked position. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining adequate virus and spyware protection software to assure your computer is at all times secured.

Ticket dismissal

TDLR-approved and accepted 
by all Texas courts to dismiss 
a traffic ticket.

Insurance discount

Receive defensive driver 
discounts from most auto 
insurance companies.

Fast delivery

Courses completed by 3 p.m. 
are shipped the same day. 
Overnight delivery is available.

No reading required

Is reading not your thing? 
No problem. Optional course 
audio narration is available.