Frequently Asked Questions for Defensive Driving in Louisiana
- Is this course approved by the state of Louisiana?
- I'm not sure if I'm eligible to take Louisiana defensive driving. How do I find out?
- How long will this course take?
- What types of things will I study?
- Do I have to take a final exam?
- What is the testing and grading policy?
- Is there any way I can fail the course?
- Is there a time limit to complete this course?
Yes! Our Louisiana online defensive driving course is approved by courts throughout the state for ticket dismissal.
As permission for ticket dismissal is granted on an individual basis by your court, their eligibility requirements will vary. You should contact your court when you receive your citation, ask whether your driving history qualifies you for ticket dismissal, and request permission to dismiss your ticket with a defensive driving course.
Generally, you qualify if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
- You hold a valid non-commercial Louisiana driver’s license
- You have been cited for a minor, non-criminal moving violation
- Your license has not been suspended or revoked
We have all of the eligibility requirements and steps to take for Louisiana defensive driving listed on our How It Works page.
Your Louisiana defensive driving course is a quick 4 hours – you could start and finish your course all in the same day! Your course material is broken down into 8 single-subject units, which you can complete at your own pace. Therefore, how long the course takes is up to you!
Each of your 8 course chapters focuses on a single topic that pertains to Louisiana driving and traffic laws. These topics include:
- Highway safety
- Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving
- State traffic laws
- Driving emergencies
- Vehicle maintenance
Yes, your final exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. You need to score an 80% or higher to pass, and you may retake the exam as many times as you need to.
Each of the 8 chapters contains a quiz that reviews important content from that chapter. There are 10 questions per quiz, and you need to obtain an 80% or higher to pass onto the next chapter. The quizzes will provide you with an excellent opportunity to master the course material and prepare for your final exam. You will be provided with feedback on any incorrect answers, and you may retake your quizzes an unlimited amount of times.
Once you get to your final exam, you will encounter 25 multiple-choice questions, requiring a passing score of 80% or higher. You may retake the exam again if you need another attempt to pass. You are allowed unlimited attempts.
Absolutely not! You have unlimited retakes on your chapter quizzes and final exam, so if you fail to achieve a passing score on your first try, you may simply retake them again until you do.
Deadlines are typically determined by the Louisiana 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.