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 $8
2nd Day Shipping USPS Within 2 business days $25
Next Day Shipping (M-F) FedEx Next business day (Monday thru Friday) by 10:30am (most places), 5pm (remote places) $40

Below are some special options if you need your certificate very urgently. These options are available for order outside of the product using the links below.

Please only upgrade to these options if you truly do need your certificate same-day or to receive your certificate overnight on Saturday if you finished on Friday before our 1 PM certificate deadline. If you finish on Saturday by 11 AM, you can either receive it same-day for $55 or receive it on Monday for $45 (“Saturday shipping” does not work for those who finish on Saturday).

Saturday Shipping FedEx Saturday by 4:30pm (Friday orders only) – order here $55
Same-Day (Austin only, M-F) Dropoff Same day by 3:30pm (Monday thru Friday only) – order here $40
Same Day (Austin only, Saturday) Dropoff Same day by 3:30pm (Saturday only) – order here $55

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