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DC Online Traffic School

If you have received a moving violation in Washington, DC, then you may be eligible to attend a DC DMV approved online defensive driving course to have the points removed from your driving record. The online course can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Prior approval from a DC Department of Motor Vehicles' Hearing Examiner is required before taking the course to have points removed.

Once approved by a DC DMV hearing examiner, you have 15 calendar days from the hearing decision to pay the ticket violation. You must successfully complete the course 30 calendar days from the hearing decision to qualify for a removal of points. The course provider will inform DMV that you passed the course, which will allow you to "Skip the Trip" to DMV to submit your course certificate. DMV will notify you that we have received your course certification and that your points have been removed.

If your DC driver license has been expired for more than 365 days, then you may also take one of the approved online DMV traffic school courses as a substitute to retaking the knowledge test.  If you choose this option, you must wait to receive your traffic school certification in the mail, and then take it to a DC DMV service center location to renew your driver license.  If your DC driver license has been expired for more than 545 days, you will also have to retake the road test.

This course may also be taken to avoid insurance premium increases or to refresh and enhance your driving knowledge and skills. This course is also recommended for family members who are questioning whether their loved ones are still able to safely drive. Please check with your vehicle insurance provider prior to taking the course to ensure they will reduce your insurance rates if you complete the course.

Below is a list of the DC DMV approved courses: