Need an 8 Hour 'In Person' classroom course to satisfy a court order? Our 8 hour Defensive Driving School (DDS) course is a Florida Certified Traffic School class. It is a course that is typically court ordered by a judge as part of a sentencing judgment or plea agreement, but can sometimes be taken as an "election" (see below).
The 8 hour driving course is offered two ways; as a Traditional Classroom (In Person) course in our Tampa Center, at the Orlando location near the UCF Campus, or as an Online Class (if permitted by the court).
Whichever method you choose, your Completion Certificate is accepted in all 67 Florida Counties and 20 Judicial Circuits. Additionally, our 'In Person' Course Certificates are accepted nationwide including Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia.
The 8 Hour traffic school course is typically for the individual who has:
Officially named the 8 Hour Intermediate Driver Improvement course, Florida counties often refer to this course on their court documents using abbreviations like the 8 Hour Basic Course, 8 Hour DDC (Defensive Driving Course), 8 Hour DDS (Defensive Driving School) or 8 Hour Driving Course. Look carefully at your Court Papers; call the Clerk's Office if you need help.
The 8 hour DDS traffic school class is available each weekend in a Classroom at at the Tampa Center location or our Orlando location near the UCF Campus. We also offer the course in Tampa on weekdays. (See Schedule). The course is completed in one day at all of our locations.
Classroom courses are provided in a relaxed seminar style format. This allows you to have direct contact with a certified instructor and have a forum to discuss topics with other students. The seminar style courses offers a highly social class with plenty of interaction among participants.
The 8 hour driving course is divided into multiple sessions and topics. Sessions are 50 minutes in length with a 10 minute break once an hour. While there is no test required to complete the class, students are encouraged and expected to actively participate in the seminar discussions in order to receive their Completion Certificate. Topic include:
We believe in educating our students. Our Instructors keep your attention and will arm you with information about traffic law and other important factors to help you stop receiving Traffic Tickets. Sorry, if you are looking for boring Videos, students will not get those here! One thing is guaranteed, students leave our classes with a different perspective about the driving environment, plus positive thoughts and techniques to avoid additional traffic violations.
The total tuition for the 8 Hour Driving Course in the classroom is $80.00. The tuition includes the course, classroom materials, all State of Florida fees, certificate processing and your certificate. Your original Completion Certificate (for the Court) and a copy is provided immediately at the end of the class.
Students need to pre-register for the 8 hour driving course using the Online Enrollment Page (sorry no phone registrations or walk-ins). Once we receive your Enrollment Request, we verify your requirement, check appropriate DMV / Court Records and will send a "confirmation" email to you. Students should register as early as possible to guarantee a space for the date of your choice.
The 8 Hour Defensive Driver Course Completion Certificates are printed and provided to students at the end of the class. You will receive two copies before you leave class.
Known officially in Florida as the 8 Hour Intermediate Driver Improvement course, counties often show it on their court documents using variations or abbreviations (see above). Our 8 hour traffic school course Completion Certificate is accepted in all 67 Florida counties including:
The 8 Hour Defensive Driver Course Certificates issued by Nations Traffic Safety School are routinely accepted by judicial circuits in other states. These include Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama. (It is always advisable to obtain approval from the Clerk of the Courts in the other state before you enroll into our Intermediate Defensive Driver Class.)