Texas Driver School and Driver Safety Course Provider Bond

Texas Driver School and Safety Course Provider Bond

Schools that provide driver education courses to the paying public must be licensed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). To be eligible for a license, the school owner must obtain a $10,000 Driver Education School Bond. If the school has multiple locations, a $5,000 Driver Education School Branch Location Bond will be required for each additional branch that is run by the school.

Institutions that act as course providers for driver safety schools must also be licensed with the TDLR and a $10,000 Driver Safety Course Provider Bond is required.

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Jet Insurance Company provides the Driver School Bonds and the Course Provider Bond to act as a financial assurance to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation that if the licensee (school owner or course provider business) fails to reimburse students for unused course payments or not fulfilling any fees/penalty payments due to the TDLR, the appropriate surety bond may be used as restitution to cover the financial losses incurred by the damaged party.

What Is the Lowest Price for the Texas Driver School and Course Provider Bonds?

At Jet, surety bond rates are a small fraction of the bond limit required and are based on a soft credit check of the applicant. As for the $5,000/10,000 Driver School Bonds and the $10,000 Course Provider Bond, you can purchase any of these bonds from Jet for just $100 annually or $10 a month.

BondMonthlyAnnual
Driver Safety Course Provider Bond - $10,000$10$100
Driver Education School Bond - $10,000$10$100
Driver Education School Branch - $5,000$10$100
Texas Driver and Safety School Bond Price

Driver Education School Licenses and Course Provider Licenses expire annually. If you are choosing to continue your business for another year, your license will require renewal and an active bond on file.

However, if you choose Jet’s monthly payment plan, you won’t have to worry about your bond expiring or applying for renewal. Your bond will remain active as long as payments are made. Take advantage of this convenient option and click the application button above!

Who Needs a Texas Driver School Bond or a Course Provider Bond?

For-profit schools that offer driver education and training courses to new drivers or driver education instructors must be approved for a Driver Education License with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. To be eligible for operation, the driver education school owner will require a $10,000 Driver Education School Bond. If the licensee chooses to operate additional driver school branch locations then a $5,000 Driver Education School Branch Location will be required for each school managed by the licensee. 

Driver safety courses are typically taken to dismiss traffic citations or for insurance discounts. Once completed and passed, the student will receive a certificate of completion. Course providers are in charge of managing instructors and schools that offer driver safety courses and also issue official completion certificates. A license with the TDLR and a $10,000 Course Provider Bond is required to take on this role.

If you are a school that offers driver safety courses only, you do not require a surety bond as you are already covered by the course provider’s bond.

How to Apply for the Texas Driver School Bond or the Course Provider Bond With Jet

Our surety bond application process is quick and easy! The application will begin by asking you for some general information such as your contact details and social security number. However, there is no need to worry. This info is used for a soft credit check that will not affect your current score. 

In moments you will receive your bond rate online. Simply choose the best payment option for you, fulfill what is due, and receive a copy of your receipt and bond form instantly.

How Do the Driver School and Course Provider Bonds Get Filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation?

The Driver School Bond, Driver School Branch Location Bond, and the Course Provider Bond must be submitted to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation along with your initial or renewal license application. The submitted bond must be in its original form, signed, and sealed. 

The required documents are to be sent to the following mailing address:

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Driver Education and Safety
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711

Driver school license applications can be found on the TDLR Driver Education Forms webpage and course provider license applications can be found on the Driving Safety Forms webpage.

What Happens if I Need to Cancel My Driver School Bond or Course Provider Bond?

You may cancel the bond with Jet at any time! All we ask is that you send us a written request to do so to bonddept@jetsurety.com. Once received, our team will send a termination notice to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The liability of your surety bond will then be released within a 30-day period.

How to Renew Your Driver School Bonds or Course Provider Bond with Jet

Monthly payment enrollees don’t have to worry about renewing their surety bond! As long as the standard payment is fulfilled each month, your bond will remain active with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

As for bondholders who purchased their bond in full and upfront, the Jet team will send you a renewal invoice by email and mail far in advance of your official expiration date. To renew, simply complete the payment due and you will be all set for another bond term. It’s that easy!

How Does a Driver School or Course Provider Avoid Texas Surety Bond Claims?

Driver education schools and driver safety course providers are expected to follow all applicable rules and regulations to their license which can be found in Title 5, Chapter 1001 of the Texas Education Code. Failure to comply may result in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation inflicting penalties such as a loss of license, large fines, civil penalties, and/or a bond claim onto the licensee. However, the TDLR will only file a claim on a Driver School or Course Provider Bond for a number of reasons. 

A claim may be filed on the Course Provider Bond if the TDLR finds that any of the course providers approved driver safety schools has failed to refund students for unused course payments. The surety bond may also be used to cover the payment of unpaid fees or penalties due by the licensee to the TDLR. If the TDLR faces any costs associated with lost course completion certificate numbers or the cancellation of certificate numbers, the bond will be used to cover these fees. 

As for the Driver Education School Bond and the Driver Education School Branch Location Bond, the TDLR will typically only file a claim on either surety bond if it is found that the school has failed to reimburse students for any unused school payments. 

To avoid a bond claim and likely a loss of your license, simply follow all driver education and driver safety protocols. However, if you do violate any regulations, it is in your best interest to work with the TDLR or the damaged student directly to try and resolve the problem before serious penalties ensue.

What Happens if I Get a Texas Driver Education School Bond, Driver Education School Branch Location, or Driver Safety Course Provider Bond Claim?

If you receive a claim notice regarding your bond from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, contact Jet immediately! We will begin the claim process by asking that you provide us with all available information and documentation regarding the claim. These details will be used for our own review and investigation of the alleged license violation. 

Per the surety bond forms, Jet is legally obligated to payout justified claims up to the bond’s limit. However, payments will never exceed the amount of your bond. You, the licensee, are held responsible for your own actions and the actions of your employees. Therefore, you will be expected to reimburse Jet Insurance Company for the claim payout made on behalf of your license transgression. Failure to fulfill this obligation will result in future difficulties obtaining a surety bond in the State of Texas, especially the bonds which are required for licensure as a driver education school or driver safety course provider.

Texas Driver School and Safety Course Provider Bond Form

Notary Bond Application:

Business Information:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Employee Dishonesty Bond Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Contract Bond Application:

Business Information:

Owner Information:

Job Details:

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information:

Worker's Compensation Application:

Business Information:

Business Description:

Coverage Requirements

Indemnity Agreement:

I, the undersigned, hereby apply for a Dishonesty Bond also known as a Business Service Bond or Janitorial Service Bond (“bond”) to the Surety Company (“SURETY”) through Jet Insurance Company (“JET”), with whom I hereby grant the authority to act on my behalf with respect to the bond and assign as my Broker of Record, and declare that the statements herein are true and correct. In consideration of the SURETY issuing, renewing or substituting said bond(s), I, individually and as the owner or officer of the bonded entity, hereby understand and agree, as follows: (i) to reimburse, hold harmless, and indemnify SURETY upon demand for all loss, liability, claim, expense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, expert’s fees, investigative fees and claims handling fees, and any other cost which SURETY shall pay or incur in defense, adjustment, or settlement of such claims/suits by reason of such suretyship; (ii) that an itemized statement of loss and expenses by SURETY shall be indisputable proof of my liability to SURETY; (iii) coverage is subject to a $100 deductible; (iv) the employee must be convicted before coverage will apply (v) performance and any form of dispute resolution of this agreement shall take place in the county of SURETY's office of service; and (vi) a facsimile copy or electronically signed version of this agreement shall be binding as if it were an original. This agreement shall survive any changes in, substitute to or renewal of the bond(s).

Required Effect Date of Bond Policy:

Contact Information: