How It Works

How to satisfy a court order or DMV requirement.

  1. When you attend your hearing or respond by mail, let the court or DMV know that you would like to take a state-approved online driver improvement course.
  2. If approved to do so, enroll in and complete the EZ Drive Virginia Online Driver Improvement Course.
  3. The court or DMV will also determine whether or not you are eligible to receive a 5-point credit for completing your course. If approved and eligible, send your certificate of completion to the court or DMV by the deadline they give you.
  4. Check your driving record to see the improvement!

By checking your driving record with the DMV you can ensure that you received credit for completing your course and that your violation isn’t outstanding. If you were also eligible to receive 5 safe driving points make sure that they appear on your record at that time.

How to reduce or remove points on your license due to a violation.

  1. Contact the county court where you received your traffic ticket and request permission to take a driver improvement course.
    You may be able to do so by phone, mail, or even online. You will need to contact the county to find out what you need to do in order to request permission to take a driver improvement course. If you cannot do so over the phone, by mail, or online, you will need to appear in court on the date listed on the citation to ask for permission. 
  2. Enroll in and complete your EZ Drive Virginia Online Driver Improvement Course.
    The court will give you a deadline date. 
  3. You must complete the course and submit your completion certificate before the deadline in order to earn your point reduction.
  4. Check your driving record to confirm the point reduction.

Make sure that your driver improvement course completion shows up on your record, and that you have received your points for completing the driver improvement course.

How to reduce fines and court fees associated with a violation.

  1. Contact your court and request permission to take a driver improvement course in order to reduce your fines.
    While you may not be able to remove points on your driving record based upon your violation – or if you have already taken a point reduction course in the last 2 years – you can still request to take a course for the reduction of fines and court fees. You may do so by phone, mail, or online. If you are unable to do so by those three methods, you will need to appear at court on the date listed upon the citation.
  2. When approved to take the course, enroll in and complete your EZ Drive Virginia Online Driver Improvement Course.
    The court will give you a deadline date that you will need to submit your course completion certificate by in order to earn your point reduction.
  3. Submit your completion certificate to the court within the given deadline date.
    If you paid your reduced fee up front at your court date, you won’t need to complete any more steps at this time.
    If you did not pay your fee at your court date, you will be informed how much your reduced fine will be and you will need to pay it.

How to Voluntarily Earn 5 Safe Driving Points

  1. All Virginia drivers are eligible to take a driver improvement course in exchange for safe driving once every 2 years. Because you are taking the course voluntarily, you will not have to meet any court or DMV deadlines. Simply complete the course at your own pace and reap the rewards when you are done!
  2. After completing the course, submit your completion certificate to the DMV.
    You can mail it to your local branch or drop it off directly at the DMV office nearest you. We highly recommend dropping it off in person to ensure that it is delivered and processed.
  3. Check your driving record to ensure that you received your 5 safe driving points and that they were applied to your record.

How to save money on your auto insurance policy.

  1. You will need to check with your insurance provider to make sure that they offer discounts for drivers who complete a state-approved driver improvement clinic/class.
    Most providers have the same requirements and accept all state-approved driver-improvement course completions but check to make sure you are eligible to reduce your insurance rate.
  2. Enroll in and complete your EZ Drive Virginia Online Driver Improvement Course.
  3. Submit your course completion certificate to your insurance company and follow up with them to ensure they receive it and adjust your rate.
    Most insurance companies will notify you when your insurance rate has been updated along with when it will take effect. Some companies will process your discount immediately and your next bill will be lower!
    It’s also possible that your insurance company will retroactively credit you from the time you enrolled in the course! However, most will begin your discount when they receive your certificate of completion.
  4. Enjoy saving money on car insurance!

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The course is the same for all of the above reasons.

No matter your reason for taking the online Virginia driver improvement course, the course is the same. The only difference is what you will do with the paperwork, who you will provide your certificate to, and some of the steps along the way. So, if you need to take a driver improvement / defensive driving class in the state of Virginia, you are definitely in the right place!