Driver Improvement Eligibility
There are quite a few reasons to take a driver improvement program in Virginia. Perhaps the Court or DMV is requiring that you complete the program, or they may have given permission for a ticket dismissal or fee reduction upon completion. You may also be interested in an auto insurance reduction or increasing your safe driving points balance. Regardless of your reason, before you Enroll, you’ll want to ensure that you meet the three basic driver improvement eligibility requirements:
- You must be more than 20 years old.
- You must NOT hold a commercial license.
- Non-Residents can complete the course as long as they are over 20 years old and are not commercial drivers.
Additionally, there may be additional requirements for your specific purpose:
You will be taking this course for court purposes if you have been referred to a driver improvement program by a Virginia court or judge. Typically, the result of doing so is either dismissal of a traffic citation or lower court fees. The court will determine whether or not you meet their driver improvement eligibility guidelines and assign a due date. The court will also determine whether or not completion will add to your safe driving points balance.
If you have accumulated 12 or more demerit points with 12 months or 18 demerit points within 24 months, the DMV may require you to complete a driver improvement program. Failing to complete this requirement within 90 days will result in the loss of your driving privileges.
Voluntary Purposes (Safe Driving Points)
If you want to increase your safe driving points balance, you can take our course a voluntary basis. To meet the driver improvement eligibility requirements, you may only do so once every 2 years to receive up to five safe driving points. This is an easy way to keep your driving record clean and protect yourself from the consequences of accumulating too many demerit points.
Many auto insurance providers offer discounts to policy holders who complete a driver improvement program. Check with your agent to determine if you are eligible for a discount.
If you have determined that you meet all of the driver improvement eligibility requirements for your purpose, all that is left to do is get started. Sign-Up now to start our DMV Approved online course!Register Now