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Defensive Driving Schools

Welcome to the Defensive Driving Schools Information Entry Point

Eligibility Requirements for Taking a Defensive Driving Course:

  • You have not attended a Defensive Driving course for an eligible traffic citation issued within the past 12 monthsYour eligibility to attend a Defensive Driving Course is based on the date of your current violation not on the date you last attended a Defensive Driving Course.
  • Your violation must be on the list of eligible violations.  Click here to view the list.
  • If eligible, you can attend to have only one violation dismissed.
  • If you were involved in a serious injury accident or fatal accident, you are not eligible.
  • If you hold a commercial driver's license you are not eligible for the Defensive Driving Diversion program, regardless of whether or not you were driving commercially at the time of the violation.  In addition, those driving a commercial vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license are also not eligible.  The only exceptions to this rule are: 1.) if the violation occurred before the driver held CDL status or 2.) if the violation occurred after the driver surrendered his or her CDL status.  For further information, view A.R.S. 28-3392.
  • You must complete your course no later than 7 days prior to your court date.
  • You may take the class in person or online. If you were specifically ordered by a judge to attend the course in person, you must register for a class room course.

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Requirements for Non-Arizona Residents

  • Immediately contact an Arizona Certified Defensive Driving School.
  • You may take an Internet class.
  • You may return to Arizona for the class.
  • You can attend a class in your home state, ONLY if coordinated through an Arizona Certified School.
  • You must complete your course no later than 7 days prior to your court date.

Enter your Court Date below. The next page will allow you options to search for a Defensive Driving class in person or online. For class room classes you will be able to search by your Zip Code, Language Code and Class time.



Find A Defensive Driving Class

Otherwise, to access a list of certified schools by phone, call: 1-888-334-5565.
Or if you have questions, please send an email to: ddrive@courts.az.gov