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Florida Traffic School Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I go to traffic school?

Your Options  

There are four (4) good reasons to attend an approved Florida Traffic School class as an "Election".  (See Options)

  1. Zero Points appear on your official Florida driving record.
  2. You receive an 18% Discount on your fine.
  3. No Court Appearance and no attorney Fees.
  4. Your insurance company cannot legally raise your rates or refuse to renew your policy solely because of this non-criminal traffic infraction.  (Per Section 626.9541(1)(o)12, Florida Statutory Laws.)

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Were you ordered to attend a defensive driving course by a court?  If yes, then you must attend in order to keep your license from being suspended or revoked by the judge.  Further you will need to deliver your Certificate to the Clerk of the Courts Offices by the Due Date on the order.

Additional Questions

You have 30 days to pay your fine.  We recommend that you also select to attend a Defensive Driving Class at the same time, if you are eligible.  By choosing the "Election Option", you will have the points withheld from your record, receive a discount on your fine and will not have to appear in court.

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Eligibility with DMV

The State of Florida requires you to pay the ticket first and inform the Clerks Offices that you will be attending a 4 Hour class to have your Points "Withheld". You will typically have 60 days to go to a traffic school.  We strongly encourage you to check with the Clerk of Courts in that county to find out the time you are permitted after paying your ticket.

Remember, if you elect to attend a defensive driver class, you must attend a traffic school and complete the class before your due date.  Failure to complete a Florida traffic school will result in:

  1. You are subsequently adjudicated guilty.
  2. The points will be added to your Florida Drivers record and stay there for 3 years.
  3. You will be required to return the discounted fine amount to the County.
  4. Your "Safe Driver" is removed from your record and the infraction is reported to your insurance company.

If your requirement to complete a defensive driving school course was court ordered and your due date has passed, you need to contact the Clerk of the Courts Office as soon as possible.  Within a short period of time (often the next day), the county will begin the suspension process by notifying the Florida DMV of your delinquency.

You can contact your court to see if there is any consideration for an extension of your due date if you "elected" to complete a DDS class.  We cannot extend your due date --Only a court may grant you that privilege.

The online classes are designed for four (4), eight (8), or 12 hours depending on which course you need.  Classroom Courses are flexible with interaction among the students and instructor.  One real benefit of a typical classroom course is that students are not required to pass a final exam.

If you choose the online class, they are designed to take the same equivalent time as a traditional in-class traffic school but you work at your own pace and from any computer connected to the internet.  There is no maximum time to finish an online course; only your court due date determines when you are required to finish.  However, Florida does require all Online Students to pass a final exam.  There is often no time limit, but it is not included as part of the 4 hour, 8 hour or 12 hour time.

Our school does not charge a fee to retake a test/quiz for an online course.  Relax, you can retake the quiz/test as many times as needed to pass your class.  (Exception is the Online Florida Class E Knowledge Exam for New Drivers.  You get 2 attempts to pass that course. If you do not pass it after two attempts, Florida law requires you take and pass the exam at the DMV.)

If you attend an In Person Class at our Tampa Center or in Orlando near UCF/ Research Park you can pay by cash or money order.  Your payment is due on the day you attend class.  No credit card information is needed when you enroll on our web site.

Pre-payment Exception.   If you need to complete a 12 hour ADI Course due to a Florida DHSMV requirement for a Points Suspension, request an interview for a Hardship License, relieve an Habitual Traffic Offender status or a suspension due to 3 collisions within 3 years, pre-payment is required.  After you submit your Enrollment Request to our Registration Office and the information is verified, we will send an electronic invoice to your email address.  Once payment is received, we will finish processing your request and provide you a confirmation of your enrollment.

When you choose to attend one of our Online Classes, you can use your Credit Card or Debit Card.  After you fill out the registration form, you will be linked to a secure credit card processing page.  The payment site is encrypted to make your online purchase safe.


While "Walk-In's" are welcome on a space available basis for a Traditional class, we encourage you to reserve your seat by pre-registering.  Students can Register for a Live Class Seminar using our convenient Online Form.

Registration for an Internet Class is also simple.  You click on the appropriate button to the right and you will be taken to the Virtual Test Center's registration page.  Just complete all the appropriate fields and you can get started immediately.  You may also call ASI Support at 1-800-800-7121 during normal business hours, and register right away over the phone.

Online Traffic School Classes

Online Courses

When you complete an online class at our school your certificate is available immediately at no additional cost to you.  You simply download it in a digital format and save it your device or computer.  During registration you can also choose to have it sent via email, first class mail or UPS for small fees.

How is my certificate delivered to the court?

  1. Are you taking an online 4-Hour Class as an "Election" to withhold Points (you or an attorney did not attend court)?  The original certificate and notice of completion is electronically delivered through the DMV Systems to the Clerks Offices when you take the class through Nations Traffic School at no cost to you.  The copy you download is for your records.  (Make sure the county and citation number you enter during registration matches the one on your ticket.)

    Note: Your certificate will typically appear in the Clerk of the Courts computer systems within 3 business days if you are taking the class as an "Election Option" (some counties post their records sooner.)  We highly recommend you call the Clerk offices in the county where you received your ticket to be sure your record was updated.  Although extremely rare, if the county has not updated your record within 3 business days, you need deliver or email a copy of your certificate that you downloaded.
  2. Are you taking an online class for a Court Order issued by a judge?  Certificates for a Court Order must be delivered by you to the County Clerk of the Courts Offices.  The court will hand review to ensure the court order, class attended and how it was taken (online or classroom) meet the judge's adjudication requirements.
  3. Are you taking an online 4-Hour BDI class because of a letter from the DMV for a violation under Florida Statute 322.0261(4)?  The original certificate and notice of completion is electronically transmitted to the Florida DHSMV Systems when you take the class through Nations Traffic School at no cost to you.  The copy you download is for your records.

If you need it rushed because of a Court Order, call ASI Support Center at 800-800-7121 during normal business hours after you have completed your traffic school class.  A small $5.00 fee will apply when you need the Certificate Expedited and delivered via email.

In Person Classroom Courses


When you attend traffic school at Nations, your Certificate is provided on the day you successfully complete your class at our Tampa, or Orlando locations.  Nations is linked to the Florida DHSMV via the Internet.  We print the Certificate for you to give to the Court (Court Orders) and provide another copy for your records.  There is no additional cost to you.

Are you taking a 4-Hour Class as an "Election" to withhold Points?  The original certificate and notice of completion is electronically transmitted to the Clerks Offices when you take an "In Person" class at no cost to you.  A second copy is provided to you for your records on class day.

You do not need an e-mail address to take our online traffic school classes, but you must have a working phone number if we need to contact you.

You can take our online traffic school courses from home, a friend or family members house, or any "hot spot" -- ANYTIME -- 24/7.  Whatever computer, laptop or tablet you use, you just need Internet access that is not blocked by a Network Administrator.  You can start on your own computer and finish on another.

Please Read.  It is highly advisable to never attempt to take a course on a device smaller than a Tablet Size.  Using a cell phone to attend any online course is highly discouraged by all educational professionals and institutions.

No special downloads are required.  Our Online courses will operate on standard PCs, Macs, iPads or Tablets that are connected to the Internet.  (Cell phones are highly discourage when trying to attend a class over the Internet.)  A PC or Mac Running:

  • Windows Vista or later
  • MacOS 9.x/OSX -- Must use Firefox (Safari will not work)
  • Linux 2.2+

Internet Browser (Your browser MUST support and have JavaScript, Cookies, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled. Most PCs are pre-set for this configuration.)

  • Google Chrome (Win/Lin/Mac - recommended)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Mozilla 1.75+ (Win/Lin)
  • Opera 1.5+ (Win/Lin)
Student Login

Online Traffic School classes are designed for the person who wants to have some flexibility in attending a class.  The courses are broken up into sections and you can log off and then log back in at a later time.

The computer records the section(s) you have completed.  You can log on and off as many times as you wish until you complete the class.  You can also do the entire course in one sitting --- it is up to you.

Student Login

If you have already enrolled, you have a User Name and password, and can Login as often as you need to complete your course.  If you have forgotten or lost your User Name or password, call the ASI Technical Support and National Call Center at 800-800-7121.

Internet users sometimes loose their connections.  This may result from a lost connection, your mobile "hot spot" went cold or simply because your computer crashes.  Not to worry, as you complete each section of the course, your progress is logged.  Completion of chapter one, for example, cannot be lost if your answers are submitted to the system and graded.  Being knocked off line at any point will bring you back to the start of the next unfinished chapter -- it will not delete previously completed chapters.

Our website is unable to control your Internet connection and inactivity on your part will not result in our system knocking you off line.  Any activity requirements will be on the part of your Internet service provider.

It is nearly impossible to fail one of our online courses.  See the table below for your online course.  Listed is the total times you can take the quizzes/final exam for your class.

Driver Improvement Course Times to take
Final Exam
Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) and T.C.A.C. Class (4 Hour class) Unlimited
Mature Driver Course for Insurance Discount (6 Hour class) Unlimited
Drug & Alcohol / TLSAE Class for New Drivers (4- Hour) Unlimited
DMV Class E Knowledge Exam for New Drivers 2
Intermediate Driver Improvement Class (8 Hour class) Unlimited
Aggressive Driver Course (8 Hour class) Unlimited
Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI)Course (12 Hour class) N/A

The security questions are required by Florida to ensure that the proper individual is taking the class.  You have 30 seconds after a security question appears to supply a correct answer.  If you answer incorrectly or take too long to answer, the course will be "locked" for 24 Hours.  If the class does not "unlock" after a full 24 hours, call the ASI technical support center at 1-800-800-7121 for assistance. 

Please note:  This process will reset the timer for that chapter back to 0 (you will have to retake that course chapter).

Never Leave your computer unattended while taking an online class!
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