VA DMV and Court Approved. Receive Safe Driving Points. Help Dismiss a Ticket. No Hidden Fees.

ONLY $34.95

Price includes full video course and email certificate delivery.

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8-Hour Course

Virginia Court Approved

For drivers required by the court to complete a driver improvement clinic to help dismiss a traffic ticket.

Virginia DMV Approved

For drivers required by the Virginia DMV to complete a driver improvement clinic. Safe driving points are awarded if you are eligible.


For drivers completing a driver improvement clinic voluntarily. You must have a Virginia-issued driver’s license. Safe driving points are awarded with this option for eligible drivers.

Insurance Discount

For drivers completing the driver improvement clinic to receive an insurance premium discount. You must verify eligibility with your insurance company. No safe driving points are awarded with this option.

Our Virginia DMV Approved Online Driver Improvement Course Features:

      • Only $34.95 with NO hidden fees
      • No course timers
      • 99% passing rate on first attempt
      • Price includes fully narrated video with closed captioning for easy viewing
      • Course saves your progress so you can start and stop without missing content
      • 100% mobile friendly
      • Insurance discounts available
      • Live chat and helpful customer support

Why take the DriveSafe Online Virginia Driver Improvement Course?

Dismiss Demerit Points.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assigns demerit points to each moving violation. The number of demerit points depends on the severity of the traffic violation.

For example, if you receive a speeding ticket for going between 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit, you could receive 3 demerit points. If you accumulate too many demerit points, you could lose your driving privileges.

By completing the DriveSafe Online Virginia Driver Improvement Course, you could be eligible to earn up to 5 safe driving points. That means you could use the positive points to reduce the number of  demerit points on your driving record.

Keep in mind that not all violations are eligible to be cancelled out. Check with the Virginia DMV for details regarding your driving record and points.

If you are directed by the Court to complete the online driver safety course, you must provide documentation from the Court for the Virginia DMV to award safe driving points.

Earn an insurance discount.

You may be eligible to receive a discount on your insurance premium when you complete the DriveSafe Online Virginia accident prevention course. Check with your insurance agent to find out about defensive driver benefits.

NOTE: If you take a Virginia driver improvement course to reduce your insurance premium, you will not be eligible to receive safe driving points. And likewise, if a court orders you to complete the online driver improvement course, you will not be eligible for the insurance discount.   



DriveSafe Online can save you hundreds of dollars on your Mississippi car insurance


DriveSafe Online’s Virginia Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.

Can you afford to wait?

DriveSafe Online is Virginia State Approved and accepted in all cities, counties, and courts.

Online defensive driving courses that can save you up to 10% on car insurance or reduce points on your driving record.
Virginia Course Example: Distracted Driving
DriveSafe Online is mobile friendly

Complete the Virgina Online Driver Improvement Course in Shortest Time Allowed

Virgina law requires online driver safety courses to be at least 8 hours in length. The law also requires student identification to be verified throughout the training and prior to the final assessment to make sure that the person taking the course is the same one who takes the final test.

The DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course is based on the strict requirements outlined by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, so you see essential safe driving information required by the Commonwealth of Virginia. No more. No less.

And because the mobile-friendly design includes ZERO content timers, you control your pace through the material. Begin the course on your home computer and finish on your tablet or smartphone. The course tracks your progress. Start and stop as much as you want without missing any content.

Enjoy the Most Engaging Online Safe Driver Program in Virginia

Full-Screen Videos: DriveSafe Online is unique because it features high-quality, bite-sized videos. Like a playlist for defensive driver training. Move seamlessly from one video to the next to learn about driving-related laws, regulations, techniques, and best practices.

Quizzes and Assessment: Take advantage of useful end-of-chapter quizzes to make sure you understand the material. Each quiz is designed to prepare you to pass the final assessment on your first attempt. Upon completing our comprehensive online driver improvement course, you’ll proceed to take the “End-of-Course” final test, which is conveniently available online. It’s important to note that open book testing is not permitted, to maintain the integrity of the exam and ensure a fair assessment of your knowledge. After successfully passing the final test, your completion will be officially recorded on your driving record within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays), reflecting your commitment to safer driving practices. Please remember, students may attempt the final exam no more than one time per day, allowing for focused preparation and understanding of the course material.

Course Completion Certificate: Receive your completion certificate via email after completing the course. Keep in mind that the Online Driver Improvement Clinic Certificate of Completion (DIC 552B) is the only document that will be accepted by the DMV and the Courts as proof of completion of an online driver improvement clinic.

If you plan to print your certificate, be sure to print it on 8 1/2” x 11” plain white bonded paper. The Virginia DMV will not accept certificates printed on color or special designed paper or paper with any form of advertisement on the front or back of the certificate. The Virginia DMV will not accept any certificates that have been altered in any way. 

Take Advantage of Our Virginia Money-Back Guarantee

We are so sure our Virginia Driver Improvement Course will meet your needs that we offer a money-back guarantee. If you are an eligible driver and take a DriveSafe Online course to earn a discount on your car insurance, but our completion certificate fails to save you money on your premium, we will give you a full refund. There’s no risk to you, only big benefits! Save money AND become a safer driver.


Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia DMV Information

Many of the services provided by the Virginia DMV are available online through the Virginia DMV2Go website. The website includes the Virginia Driver’s Manual, which is available as an interactive study guide. This study guide contains practice questions designed to prepare applicants for the Traffic Signs and General Knowledge tests.

The Driver’s Manual is also available online in PDF and audio formats, and hard copies are available at Virginia customer service centers. Locate a customer service center through the Virginia DMV locator.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I take my final exam?

The “End-of-Course” final test can be taken online.

How does the final exam work?

At the end of the course, you are required to pass a 25 question multiple choice final exam with a passing score of at least 70%. If you do not pass, you may attempt the exam multiple times with for no additional charge, however you may only attempt the exam once per day.

How long before my course completion results appear on my driving record?

Your completion of the online driver improvement clinic will be posted to your driving record within 24 hours of the completion date of the course (excluding weekends and holidays).

May I use outside materials on the final exam?

Open book testing is not permitted.

Are there any additional fees?

The cost of the course, final exam, and certificate of completion are all included in our one low price.

When is your help desk available?

DriveSafe Online’s support staff is available Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm EST (excluding holidays).

What should I do if I have concerns about your course?

If you have comments or concerns about this course, call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 1-877-885-5790.

Will my court accept this course?

It is your responsibility to determine if your court accepts this computer-based driver improvement course to satisfy court required driver improvement courses. Contact your court to verify eligibility.

May I take the final exam more than once per day?

Students may attempt the final exam no more than one time per day.

How do I get a safe driver insurance discount?

  1. Ask your insurance agent

Contact your agent to find out if your provider offers a reduced premium rate for completing the DriveSafe Online Virginia Driver Improvement Course.

  1. Complete the DriveSafe Online Virginia Safe Driver Course

Registration and login is fast and simple. With 24/7 online access, you can take the course when you want, where you want. You’ll be done in no time.

  1. Give your course completion certificate to your agent

Your certificate is emailed to your inbox within 24 hrs. after you pass the course. No waiting a week or longer for your certificate to arrive in the mail. Plus, there’s no additional charge to receive your completion certificate. It’s included with your registration. Just give the certificate to your agent to start saving on your insurance.

How do I get safe driver points?

  1. Get Court Approval

Ask the court where you received your ticket if you are eligible to take an online driver improvement course to earn safe driving points. The Court will only accept approved completion certificates, like the one provided by DriveSafe Online.

  1. Complete the Course

Take the DriveSafe Online Virginia safe driver course within the timeframe set by the Court. You may take the course in one sitting or work it into your schedule over several days. You can start and pause as much as you want.

  1. Print Your Certificate

Once you pass the course, print your completion certificate according to Court requirements and submit the document to the Court. Once accepted, you should be awarded safe driver points.

Getting a Virginia Driver License

New Drivers

If you are at least 15 years and 6 months of age, and you have never held a driver’s license in any state, you are eligible to apply for a Virginia learner’s permit. You will be required to take a vision screening and complete a two-part exam, and you will need to pay the applicable fees for both your permit and your license.

Once you are granted a learner’s permit, you will be able to operate a motor vehicle when a driver over 21, or a driver over 18 if they are your legal guardian, sibling, half-sibling, or step-sibling, is in the passenger seat.

At the age of 16 years and 3 months, if you have completed a Virginia-approved driver’s education course, you will be able to drive with your learner’s permit without a licensed driver beside you, if you have held your learner’s permit for at least 9 months and your parent or legal guardian certifies that you have practiced driving for at least 45 hours.

If you are 18 years or older, you will need to hold a Virginia learner’s permit for 60 days or show completion of a state-approved driver’s education course in order to advance to a standard driver’s license.

More information about learner’s permits and standard licenses can be found on the Virginia DMV website.

Virginia License Renewal

Although you always have the option of renewing a Virginia driver’s license in person, every other cycle you will have the opportunity to renew online or by mail. You will receive a renewal notice by mail, which will indicate the options available to you during that cycle.

You can locate a customer service center for in-person renewal using the Virginia DMV locator. Identify the documents you need to provide for your license renewal using this tool.

Virginia REAL ID

If you plan to use your driver’s license as proof of identity for boarding domestic flights or accessing federal facilities, such as military bases, in the near future, you will need to ensure that you have a REAL ID.

To obtain a REAL ID, more substantial proof of identity than standard Virginia driver’s licenses is required. For example, you must show your social security card in addition to other documents to prove your identity and residency.

As a Virginia resident, a REAL ID is optional, but you will not be able to use your standard, non-REAL ID compliant license as proof of identity for boarding domestic flights or accessing secure federal facilities.

View the document guide for a full list of proof of identity documentation for REAL ID. You can begin your application online, but you will need to present the application and your proof of identity in person to convert an existing driver’s license to a REAL ID.

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25 Years of Training Experience

DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people. 

Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today. 

Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.

Our work has earned multiple awards for:

  •   Best content
  •   Best advance in technology
  •   Best innovation

Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.

DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.

Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:

  •   Save money on your auto insurance
  •   Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
  •   Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
  •   Reinforce your driver road knowledge
  •   Become a safer driver

The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy. 

Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.

Your Road to Savings

Defensive driver education can reduce your insurance premium up to 10%. Are you ready to save money?