Florida Online 4-Hour Traffic School (BDI)
If you have received a ticket in any Florida county and you plan to attend traffic school to keep the points off your license, you can take this 4-hour Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) course. Taking this course voluntarily for a Florida moving violation can prevent your insurance rate from increasing unless you were at fault in a crash (§626.9541, F.S.).
You can also sign up for this course if you have been ordered by a judge or court to attend a 4-hour traffic school course, or if you have been ordered by the Florida DHSMV to attend a Traffic Collision Avoidance Course (TCAC).
Florida Online Drug and Alcohol Course (START)
This 4-hour drug and alcohol course is required for all first time drivers before they can get their first Florida license (Class E learner license).
The START course fulfills the State's requirement for attendance of a Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) program, also sometimes known as a drug and alcohol course.
Complete your learner's license requirement the fast, easy and fun way with this Internet course that features video and animations!
Important Information about Your Florida Traffic Ticket
Your automobile insurance premium can go up hundreds of dollars for just one Florida ticket! Fortunately, if you receive a Florida traffic ticket, you can keep points off your license and keep your insurance from increasing by signing up for traffic school.
This is possible because Florida law states that if you elect to attend Florida traffic school for a moving violation and you did not cause a crash, your insurance company cannot raise your rate, cancel your policy, or refuse to renew it (§626.9541, Florida Statutes). Also, by signing up for Florida online traffic school, you will get to keep your safe driver status (if you had this before you got your ticket).
You can elect to attend a Florida traffic school unless:
- You have already elected once before within the past calendar year;
- You have elected five times within your lifetime;
- You hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (please contact us for information);
- You received a Florida speeding ticket for driving more than 30 mph over the limit.
Contact the Florida Clerk of the Court
If you decide to go to traffic school, you must notify the clerk of the court in the county where you received your ticket. Each county has its own system for traffic school election. Please check the rules with the county in which you received the citation BEFORE you pay your ticket!
Once you have completed the Florida online traffic school course, you will need to turn your completion certificate in to the court. Although we report student completions to the court in many cases, it is ultimately YOUR responsibility to make sure the court has received your completion certificate. If the court does not receive proof of course completion, your driver license may be suspended by DHSMV.
Looking for a Classroom Course?
If you're looking for a classroom advanced driver improvement or basic driver improvement course in Marion County or the greater Ocala area, please contact College of Central Florida at (352) 873-5804. You can also visit our website.
Learner’s License Prep Course:
This one-hour course reviews the major sections of the official Florida Driver's Handbook and is offered immediately following the Drug Alcohol Traffic Education (DATE) class on Saturday morning. This course prepares students for the DMV’s written test, however the test must still be taken at the DMV. This thorough review of the Handbook will ensure that students are properly prepared to take the DMV’s test.