• How do I sign-up for traffic school?

    To enroll in our traffic school, simply visit our website and complete the registration process. Ensure you have a copy of your ticket and your driver's license ready as you will need them during registration. Once you have successfully registered and made the payment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your documents. We will also send you an email containing these instructions.
    Please allow approximately 10-15 minutes for us to review your submitted documents. Once we have reviewed and approved your account, we will notify you either by email or text message. Once your account is approved, you can log back into your account at any time to begin the course.
    We offer the flexibility to take the course at your own pace. Feel free to start and pause the course as needed. We understand that life can be busy, so you have the freedom to complete the course at a time that works best for you.

  • Do all courts in Arizona approve your course?

    Our defensive driving course has undergone a rigorous review process and has received official approval from the Arizona Supreme Court. Rest assured that our course meets the high standards set by the court. We take pride in being listed as an approved school provider on the Arizona Supreme Court's official website. This recognition highlights our commitment to delivering a quality defensive driving program that meets the requirements set forth by the court. Feel free to verify our certification and find us listed among the approved school providers on the Arizona Supreme Court's website. We believe in transparency and want to assure you that you are choosing a reputable and authorized provider for your defensive driving needs.

  • Is the Defensive Driving Institute website secure?

    At Defensive Driving Institute, we prioritize the security and privacy of our students' personal and credit card information. To safeguard your data, we employ state-of-the-art data security technology. When you interact with our website, all information transmitted is encrypted using "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) technology, ensuring that your data remains secure as it travels to and from our servers. We strictly adhere to the "HyperText Transfer Protocol" (HTTP) standards, providing an extra layer of protection. Rest assured that we do not store your credit card information. Additionally, we have a strict policy against sharing your personal information with any third parties. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we handle your personal information responsibly and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Please note that your personal information is solely used to report your course completion to the court. We maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and ensure that your information is utilized for the intended purpose only. With Defensive Driving Institute, you can have peace of mind knowing that your data is protected and handled with the utmost care.

  • How often can you go to traffic school?

    In accordance with Arizona regulations, you have the opportunity to attend an Arizona Defensive Driving School, also known as traffic school, once every 12 months. This timeframe ensures that you have the chance to refresh and enhance your driving skills on a regular basis, promoting safer driving habits and awareness on the road.

  • How quickly can you approve my account so I can start my course?

    To grant you access to your Arizona traffic school course, we kindly request that you provide us with a copy of your driver's license and a copy of your citation. These documents are essential for account verification purposes. Upon receiving your documents, we strive to review and approve accounts promptly. Typically, approvals are processed within minutes. However, please allow up to 2 hours during regular business hours and up to 24 hours during off-hours for your account to be approved. To expedite the approval process, we recommend providing clear and legible copies of your documents. This will ensure a faster and smoother verification process, allowing you to access your traffic school course without delay.

  • How can I submit my documents?

    Upload to your account by logging into your account or you can email us.

  • Do I have to complete my course seven days before my court date?

    Certainly! According to Arizona law, it is mandatory to complete your course at least seven days prior to your court or due date. If you require additional time to complete the course, you have the option to contact the court mentioned on your ticket and request an extension. Once you receive an approved extension from the court, please inform us of the new court or due date. This will allow us to update your account accordingly, ensuring that you have ample time to complete the course within the revised timeframe. We are here to assist you throughout the process and ensure a smooth and compliant experience.

  • My court date is tomorrow; can I still take the AZ Defensive Driving course?

    If your court date is approaching within the next seven days, it is important to reach out to the court and request an extension. Arizona law mandates that you complete your course at least seven days before the scheduled court date. To ensure compliance, it is necessary to obtain an extension from the court. For a first-time extension request, many courts generally allow an additional extension of 30 to 45 days. Once you have obtained the approved extension from the court, you can proceed to register for the course with the new court/due date. Alternatively, if you have already registered and need to update your account with the new court date, please inform us, and we will make the necessary adjustments. If you have previously been granted an extension and find that you require more time to complete the course, it is essential to contact the court once again. Please note that additional extensions beyond the first one may be possible, but most courts typically require extraordinary circumstances. Examples of such circumstances include illness or financial hardship. Ultimately, the court holds the discretion to grant further extensions based on the circumstances presented. We understand that each situation is unique, and we are here to guide you through the process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding extensions, please feel free to reach out to us, and we will assist you to the best of our abilities.

  • Why is the price much more than advertised when I attempt to register for my traffic school?

    In compliance with the State of Arizona's regulations, all defensive driving schools are required to collect certain fees on behalf of the state and the courts. At Defensive Driving Institute, we are transparent about these fees and provide you with a clear breakdown before you begin the registration process. Here are the fees associated with our courses:
    Course Fee: $16.99
    Plus processing: $10
    State Fee: $24 - This fee is mandatory to dismiss a ticket.
    State Surcharge: $45 - This surcharge is mandatory to dismiss a ticket.
    Court Diversion Fee: This fee varies by court and is also mandatory to dismiss a ticket.
    We want to assure you that there are no hidden fees with Defensive Driving Institute. We believe in upfront pricing and disclose all fees so that you have a clear understanding of the total cost before you proceed with registration and payment. To make it even easier for you, we offer an Arizona price tool that allows you to calculate your full price beforehand.
    With Defensive Driving Institute, you can trust that we prioritize transparency and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fees associated with your defensive driving course.