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Texas Driver Education School Bond

How much does a driver training school bond cost in Texas?

The Texas Education Agency requires driver training education providers to post surety bonds in varying amounts. Primary locations of driver training schools must post $10,000, while branch locations of driver training schools must post $5,000. Course providers must post $25,000 surety bonds.

These bonds are subject to underwriting, so the price you’ll pay for your Texas surety bond is based on a review of your personal credit report. Find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your bond by requesting your free, no-strings attached bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Course Provider Bond $25,000 Starts at $250 $1,250-2,500 $2,500+ Apply Now
Driver Education School Bond Branch location $5,000 Starts at $100 $250-500 $500+ Apply Now
Driver Education School Bond Primary location $10,000 Starts at $100 $500-1,000 $1,000+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

Texas driver education school bonds and course provider bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (driver education providers) and their officers, agents and employees perform business in accordance with Sections 1001.201, 1001.206, 1001.209, 1001.401, 1001.451 and all other applicable sections of Title 5 of the Texas Education Code and all other rules and regulations set by the Commissioner of Education. Prohibited actions under this bond include:

  • operating a school that provides a driver education/safety course or operating as a course provider without the proper license
  • failing to develop a refund policy and regulations relating to absence, grading and rules of operation/conduct
  • failing to provide a certificate of course completion to any person who successfully completes the course within 15 days of course completion
  • failing to comply with all county, municipal, state and federal laws
  • and more

If the principal fails to comply with these laws and the terms of the surety bond contract, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full bond amount. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

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What’s the fine print?

Course provider and driver education school bonds in Texas become effective on the date the course provider/school starts enrolling students, the day following the date of termination of the prior bond or the effective date of the Driver Education School/Course Provider License, whichever happens first. These bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled or until the license expires.

The Commissioner of Education or the surety can cancel this bond at any time by giving written notice of cancellation via registered mail to the other party. Cancellation becomes effective 30 days after the notice is received.

How to start a driver education school in Texas

To become a licensed driver education school in Texas, applicants must do the following:

  • submit a complete application and fees
  • submit an assumed name registration from the county where the school will open
  • submit Certificate of Occupancy/Fire Inspection from the city where the school will be located
  • submit required Secretary of State documents if registering as an LLC
  • post a surety bond in the proper amount
  • possess Driver Training-approved textbooks and DPS handbooks for all classroom courses
  • possess five versions of the DPS permit test
  • possess currently-registered and inspected vehicles with instructor-side brakes and mirrors
  • and more

Complete licensing information can be accessed from the Important Links section of this page.

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