How do I get started?
At what age may I enroll in the course?
When can I get my learner's permit?
When do I get my provisional license?
What comes in the Cordura packet?
How long does this program take?
What is the responsibility of the parent?
May I take the course on-line?
When do I need to add our son/daughter to our auto insurance policy?
We don't homeschool, may we still take the course?
What is the cost of the course?
Is Cordura a certified driver's ed course?
Am I purchasing a driver's ed book?
What happens if a student doesn't pass?


How do I get started?

The first step is to download an enrollment application from the Traffic Safety Center. You may download the form by clicking here. Once approved, TSC will notify both the applicant and Cordura via e-mail.  The applicant must include an e-mail address on the application form.

 

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At what age may I enroll in the course?

The student may apply to the TSD to take the course 2 weeks prior to 15th birthday.

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When can I get my learner’s permit?

You may obtain a learner's permit once the student has successfully completed the first answer sheet with a score of 70% or better, and we have mailed the Learner's Permit Form. Students may prepare for the test that the MVD will administer to obtain a Permit by going to mvd.newmexico.gov. Click on Driver's Licenses and I.D.'s, then Resources, Forms and Information then MVD Driver's License Manuals. You will be required to hold the Learner's Permit for 6 months. You may refer to the Graduated Driver's License brochure you receive from us to see the consequences of getting a traffic citation during this period.

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When do I get my provisional license?

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be mailed a certificate of completion.  You will need to hold onto the certificate until the learner’s permit has expired.  You will take the certificate of completion and the driving log to the MVD where you will be required to take a behind the wheel test.  Please plan ahead - check with your local MVD office.  Some only administer driving exams on certain days.  Other MVD’s require that you make an appointment several weeks in advance.  You will hold the provisional license for one year.  After this you get a regular license.

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What comes in the Cordura packet?

What comes in the Cordura packet? In the packet you will receive a textbook, (dated) answer sheets, detailed instructions, a course syllabus, a list of driving maneuvers that should be practiced and mastered, topics for the essay, a pamphlet explaining the graduated driver's license/driving log, parent-teen agreement, facts and statistics on teen drivers, and a list of documents the MVD will accept as proof of residency.

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How long does this program take?

The course is designed to be completed in a two month period.  An additional month is allowed to accommodate illness, vacation, family emergencies, etc.  If you cannot complete the course in the allotted time, it will cost $10 extra for each additional month it takes you to complete the course.  If you so desire you may complete the course sooner than the allotted time.

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What is the responsibility of the parent?

The parents should familiarize themselves with all the instructions, topics for the essay, due dates, provide behind the wheel training and keeping the student on task.  Since the parent knows the student best, it is the parent’s responsibility to determine when the student is ready to get the instructional permit.

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May I take the course on-line?

Unfortunately not. Cordura's course provides a hard copy of the course which you will need to return.

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When do I need to add our son/daughter to our auto insurance policy?

The student should be added to your insurance policy when the provisional license is obtained. Insurance companies cover a student while holding the learner’s permit.  Most insurance companies offer good student discounts for those who have high GPA’s.

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We don't homeschool, may we still take the course?

Yes you may.  The Traffic Safety Center allows non-homeschooled students to take the course if you have certain extenuating circumstances.  For example, you live in a rural area and do not have access to a driver education course at school or in your area; the student is taking A.P. courses and the schedule does not allow the student to enroll in a driver’s ed. class at school; the student is working and/or has extra curricular activities and cannot take a commercial driving course; or the student has a difficult family situation where the parent’s work schedule will not allow them to drive their student to a commercial driving school, etc.  Refer to condition 2 of the Traffic Safety Center’s application form.

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What is the cost of the course?

The cost of the course is $135.

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Is Cordura a certified driver's ed course?

Yes, Cordura Correspondence is a state certified and bonded driver's education program.

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Am I purchasing a driver's ed book?

No.  You are merely using the textbook for the duration of the course.  Textbooks are returned for other students to use.  This helps us to keep costs down.

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What happens if a student doesn't pass?

Students will re-do those parts of the test that they fail.  The final exam must be passed with a 70% or better. There is a fee for make-up tests.

What are Cordura's hours of operation?

You may call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

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