Defensive Driving Schools

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    Eligibility Requirements for Taking a Defensive Driving Course:

    • You have not attended a Defensive Driving course for an eligible traffic citation issued within the past 12 monthsYour eligibility to attend a Defensive Driving Course is based on the date of your current violation not on the date you last attended a Defensive Driving Course.
    • Your violation must be on the list of eligible violations. Click here to view the list .
    • If eligible, you can attend to have only one violation dismissed.
    • If you were involved in a serious injury accident or fatal accident, you are not eligible.
    • If you hold a commercial driver license you may be eligible for the defensive driving program. Effective September 1, 2019, commercial driver license holders may complete a defensive driving course under the following conditions:

                       o   Your class date is on or after 9/1/2019.

  •                    o   The individual was driving a vehicle requiring a Class D or a Class M license.

                       o   The vehicle was not being used for commercial purposes.

                       o   Meets the other defensive driving eligibility requirement for non-commercial driver license holders.

    After successful completion of an Arizona-certified defensive driving program, the court is required to forward the record of judgement to Arizona Motor Vehicle Division, however no points are assessed to the driver’s record.

    • You must complete your course no later than 7 days prior to your court date.
    • You may take the class in person or online. If you were specifically ordered by a judge to attend the course in person, you must register for a classroom course.


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    Enter your Court Date below. The next page will allow you options to search for a Defensive Driving class in person or online. For class room classes you will be able to search by your Zip Code, Language Code and Class time.

    Find A Defensive Driving Class

    Otherwise, to access a list of certified schools by phone, call: 1-888-334-5565.
    Or if you have questions, please send an email to: [email protected]