After you have obtained permission from the court to take a Texas Defensive driving class, in Texas (in most cases) you have 90 days to complete the course. In addition to the TX defensive driving course completion, you may also be required to obtain a copy of your Public Texas Driving Record which will be turned in with your defensive driving course completion certificate.

Unless you are given special permission, you can only take defensive driving once a year to dismiss a ticket, your driving record will be proof of this.

To order your driving record you can either:
  1. Order your Driving Record online through the state website
  2. Order your Driving Record through the US mail