Eligibility Requirements for Taking a Defensive Driving Course
- While some drivers would like to take the course for multiple violations, drivers may only address one violation every 24 months through the Arizona ticket dismissal program.
- Your traffic ticket must on the list of eligible moving violations. Click here to view the violation list.
- If you were cited for multiple violations, you can complete defensive driving program for one violation only.
- If you were involved in a serious injury or fatal accident you are not eligible.
- If you hold a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for the Traffic Ticket Driving Diversion Program, even if you were driving your personal auto. For more information and exceptions for commercial drivers refer to A.R.S. 28-3392 .
- You must complete your course at least 7 days prior to your court date.
- Should you require an extension, please contact the court that holds jurisdiction over your citation.
- Click here to see courts and their continuance rules. In some instances we may be able to get a continuance on your behalf. Please contact our customer support or court for more information.
Non Arizona Residents
- Immediately contact an Arizona Certified Defensive Driving School – well you are here so you are done with this step.
- You may take an online or classroom course.
- You can attend a class in your home state, ONLY if coordinated through an Arizona Certified School and they offer classes in your home state.
- You must complete defensive driving course at least 7 days prior to your court date.
- You also have an option to come back to Arizona to complete a classroom course
- All other rules remain the same as for Arizona residents.