Texas Defensive Driving

How soon can I get my certificate?

Once you finish the course, here’s what you should expect:

  1. Your certificate will be mailed out on the same day you finish as long as you select your shipping preference by 1pm CST Monday through Friday or by 11am CST Saturday. If you place your order after those times, your certificate will be mailed out the following business day, excluding Sundays and national holidays observed by USPS and FedEx.
  2. On the day we mail out your certificate, you will receive an email from us by 5:30pm CST stating that your certificate has been mailed out. If you ordered expedited shipping, your tracking number will be included in that email.
  3. The day that we mail out your certificate is not considered the first business day. It is simply picked up by USPS or FedEx, scanned, and departs Austin. For example, if we mailed your certificate on Monday and you requested 2nd Day Shipping, your certificate will arrive by Wednesday.


The course comes with free standard shipping via the US Postal Service (USPS), and certificates sent out using this option should arrive within 5-12 business days. Certificates are sent out of our Austin, TX headquarters, so the closer you are to Austin the faster you’ll receive your certificate.

If you want to upgrade to an expedited shipping option, you can purchase that option on the web or app once you reach the very end of the course. Here are the prices:


Standard Shipping USPS Within 5-12 business days Free
3rd Day Shipping USPS Within 3 business days $10
2nd Day Shipping USPS Within 2 business days $35
Overnight (M-F) FedEx Next business day (Monday thru Friday) by 10:30am (most places), 5pm (remote places) $45
Overnight (Saturdays) FedEx Saturday by 4:30pm (Friday orders only) $55
Same-Day (Austin only, M-F) Dropoff Same day (Monday thru Friday only) $35
Same Day (Austin only, Saturday) Dropoff Same day (Saturday only) $55


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