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  1. Why should I take a traffic school course?
  2. Is this course approved?
  3. Which traffic school courses do you offer in Florida?
  4. I'm not sure if I'm eligible to take Florida Traffic School. How do I find out?
  5. I live in another state and got a traffic ticket in Florida. Can I still take this course?
  6. How long will this course take?
  7. What types of things will I study?
  8. Do I have to take a final exam?
  9. What is the testing and grading policy?
  10. What will happen if I fail the final exam?
  11. Why does this course have timers?
  12. Is there a time limit to complete this course?
  13. What certificate delivery options do I have?
  14. How do I earn an insurance discount with traffic school?

1. Why should I take a traffic school course?

Depending on your situation, a Florida traffic school course can help you:

  • Dismiss a traffic ticket
  • Earn a point reduction
  • Meet a court requirement
  • Work toward license reinstatement after suspension
  • Earn an insurance discount

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2. Is this course approved?

Yes! Your Florida Online Traffic School courses are state-approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to meet all requirements for ticket dismissal, court-ordered traffic school, and license reinstatement.

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3. Which traffic school courses do you offer in Florida?

We offer 3 courses to meet the needs of every driver:



The Florida 4-Hour Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) course – For drivers who have received a non-criminal minor traffic ticket, or have been ordered by the court to complete a Basic Driver Improvement Course (Also called a Traffic Collision Avoidance Course [TCAC]). You may also take this course voluntarily to receive an insurance discount (check with your insurance provider for eligibility and details).

The Florida 8-Hour Traffic School course – For drivers who have received two or more traffic tickets in a period of 12 months, and the court has referred you to complete a driver improvement course. Some counties may also allow you to take this course if you have already completed the 4-Hour BDI course.

The Florida 12-Hour Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) course – For drivers who have:
  • Received 12 points in 12 months
  • Had their license suspended or revoked for non-DUI-related habitual violations
  • Had their license suspended or revoked due to accumulated points
  • Received a court order to attend an ADI course

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4. I'm not sure if I'm eligible to take Florida Traffic School. How do I find out?

We have all of the eligibility requirements and steps to take for the Florida Traffic School courses listed on our How It Works page. Generally, you are eligible in the state of Florida if you:

  • Hold a valid non-commercial driver's license
  • Have been cited for a minor moving violation
  • Have NOT completed traffic school in the last 12 months
  • Have contacted your court within 30 days of your citation
If you still are unclear as to whether you qualify for traffic school, contact your court and request more information concerning your particular circumstances.

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5. I live in another state and got a traffic ticket in Florida. Can I still take this course?

Yes, you may still take a Florida traffic school course. Make sure to contact the court cited on your traffic ticket prior to enrollment. Once you have completed the course, you will need to submit your certificate of completion to the Florida court.

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6. How long will this course take?

Each of the Florida Traffic School courses meets state-mandated length requirements for their particular type of course. We have 4-hour, 8-hour, and 12-hour courses for different types of offenders (see "Which traffic school courses do you offer in Florida?" to determine which course you need).

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7. What types of things will I study?

Each of your 8 course chapters focuses on a single topic that pertains to Florida driving and traffic laws. These topics include:

  • Highway safety
  • Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving
  • State traffic laws
  • Driving emergencies
  • Vehicle maintenance

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8. Do I have to take a final exam?

Yes, you do. The final exam information for each course is as follows:


  • The 4-Hour and 8-Hour courses feature a 40-question multiple-choice final exam. You must score an 80% or higher to pass.
  • The 12-Hour course features 10 essay questions (no right or wrong answers), with a 50-word minimum per answer.

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9. What is the testing and grading policy?

For your 4- and 8-Hour courses, each chapter contains a quiz that reviews important content from that chapter. There are 10 questions per quiz, and you must score an 80% or higher to move onto the next chapter. You will be provided with feedback on any incorrect answers, and you may retake your quizzes an unlimited amount of times.

For your 12-Hour course, you will be asked 65 quiz questions throughout your course material. Some of these will be multiple-choice, and others will require essay responses, similar to your final exam.

You will then take your final exam at the end of your course, as referenced in the previous question.

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10. What will happen if I fail the final exam?

You may retake your quizzes and final exam if you do not obtain a passing score of 80% or higher on your first try.

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11. Why does this course have timers?

This course is required by Florida law to span 4, 8, or 12 hours in length. To comply with this law, we (and all other online defensive driving schools) are required to place timers on each page of the course. We realize that some students may read faster than the timer will permit you to advance, but state regulations prohibit us from changing this function. The timers cannot be disabled for any reason.

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12. Is there a time limit to complete this course?

Deadlines are typically determined by the Florida courts. While we allow you 180 days to complete your course before your account is suspended, the court may require you to finish your course much sooner than that. Make sure to determine your court's deadline before beginning the course.

Regardless of court deadlines, you MUST complete the course within 180 days of registration. Any student who has not successfully completed the course within 180 days will be terminated without notice and will not be eligible for a refund.

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13. What certificate delivery options do I have?

Please visit "Certificate Delivery" Page.

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14. How do I earn an insurance discount with traffic school?

Contact your insurance provider to determine whether they offer discount for successful completion of a traffic school course. If they do, simply enroll in the 4-hour BDI course, work through it at your own pace, and turn in your Certificate of Completion to your insurance provider when you're finished!

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