Driver Improvement Eligibility

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:

  1. You must be more than 20 years old.
  2. You must NOT hold a commercial license.
  3. 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:

Court Purposes

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.

DMV Purposes

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.

Insurance Purposes

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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need this course?

    There are quite a few different reasons a driver may need to attend a driver improvement course. Perhaps the court is requiring completion in exchange for a ticket dismissal or fee reduction. The DMV may have required completion to prevent a license suspension due to excess demerit points. Others take the course as a proactive move to earn up to five safe driving points or an auto insurance discount. Before enrolling, you may want to ensure that you are Eligible for your purpose.

  • How much is the program?

    Our Course Price is a very low $30.00. This price includes absolutely everything you need to complete the course, including your Test Site attendance.

  • How can I pay for the course?

    The most common form of payment is credit or debit card. These payments are taken over our secure server during registration.

  • How long is this program? Do I have to do it all at once?

    The Virginia DMV requires that all Approved courses meet a minimum of eight credit hours. However, since the course can be completed at your own Pace, this does not have to be done all at once. Break it up however you'd like by logging on and off as you please. Of course, there is no time maximum, so if you work at a slower pace, you won't have to worry.

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