Florida Approved Driving School – FAQ
How much does Florida driving school cost?
Our state-approved defensive driving course is extremely affordable. For one low fee, you receive the entire online program, live customer support, and your completion certificate. Florida driver improvement schools are a privately operated industry and the DHSMV regulates the cost. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if for any reason you are not fully satisfied with the course before graduation.
Will I get any discount on the amount of my ticket if I take a basic driver improvement course (BDIC)?
Not at this time, but upcoming Florida legislature changes, effective January 1, 2019, will allow drivers who complete a BDIC to receive a 9% discount on their citation amount. Visit the Florida Senate website for more details about this legislation update.
How can I pay for the course?
You can pay in a couple different ways– it’s up to you! The most common way to pay is online through our secure server. We accept all major credit cards. You can even pay by check or money order if you prefer. Please make all checks or money orders payable to:
Florida Traffic School
12864 Biscayne Blvd #167
North Miami, FL 33181
If you pay by mail, we must receive your payment before we can mail your completion certificate.
Why take Florida online traffic school?
There’s no down side, especially if you have a ticket you would like removed from your driving record. Our basic driver improvement course is easy with short chapters and open-book multiple-choice quizzes and final exam. In just about four hours you will be done! You can complete our state-approved Florida defensive driving course today to have your ticket dismissed or points removed from your account. The course is fun, flexible, and affordable. What could be easier?
How do I register for online traffic school?
It’s easy to register online, just click here. In just a few minutes you will be ready to get started.
What if I don’t have a computer or Internet service?
No problem! You can use a friend’s computer or even visit your local library to work on the course. It doesn’t matter if you use someone else’s device or how many times you log in and out. That’s what makes our program so flexible!
How much time does it take to complete the course?
Would you believe you can complete the course in less than half a day? If you take the course straight through, it should take about four (4) hours. The course is timed so that you spend a specific amount of time on each chapter. You don’t need to take the course all at once. You can log in and out as you prefer.
Oh no, I lost my Internet connection – what do I do?
No worries, just log back in. The program automatically saves your progress and you will not lose the work you had completed.
How often can I take the course?
You may take the course once every 12 months, but you may only take it 5 times in your lifetime. For more information about eligibility requirements, click here.
How do I receive course credit?
When you complete the course and pass the final exam, you will receive a completion certificate. We will automatically submit your certificate to the DHSMV upon completion. If you are taking the course for court purposes, you will also receive a physical copy which you will need to present to the court. That’s it!
How will completing the Florida traffic school course affect my insurance rates?
By dismissing your traffic ticket, you will be protected from auto insurance rate hikes due to the citation. Taking our course may even qualify you for a discount on your auto insurance. Check with your insurance carrier to find out.
Do I need to take the final exam somewhere else?
No, the final exam is completed online just like the rest of the course. You don’t need to leave home or have anyone looking over your shoulder to finish the program; just find somewhere comfortable and complete it at your own pace.
How does identity verification work?
When taking Florida traffic school online, the state needs verification that you are the person who took the course, and not somebody else. At the end of the course you will be asked to complete an identity verification.
This can be done in two ways: either by submitting a notarized affidavit or by completing an online verification via the Experian credit bureau. This process will be explained in more detail once you reach this part of the program and will carry a small fee of $5.00 for the online verification and a varying fee for the notary option (this fee will depend on the notary you choose, though we do recommend contacting your bank as they often offer free notary services).
I have more questions, what should I do?
Contact us anytime by visiting our 24/7 Support page.