Georgia DDS Certified Driver Improvement Program (Defensive Driving)

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Georgia DDS Approved on Zoom or In-Person

The Georgia Department of Driver Services ( GA DDS) regulates the Driver Improvement Program also known as the Defensive Driving Program.

This is a 6-hour course designed to teach drivers about safe driving attitudes and behaviors.  You may attend any of our courses on Zoom or In-Person at our Columbus, GA location.  Sign up at least 20 minutes before the class starts.

 


The Georgia Defensive Driving 

Driver Improvement courses may be taken:

 

if Court Ordered by a Judge      $95.00 

Choose Court/Probation Requirement at Registration

 

for pending Traffic Tickets and Court Dates      $95.00 

(check with the clerk of court to see if the judge will accept)

Choose Court/Probation Requirement at Registration

 

for Point Count Reduction on a Georgia License      $95.00 

(removes up to 7 points off your GA MVR once every 5 years)

Choose Point Count Reduction at Registration

 

for Georgia Driver’s License Reinstatement      $95.00

(non alcohol or drug related suspensions)

Choose Georgia License Reinstatement at Registration

 

for Point Count Accumulation      $95.00 

15 points in 2 years, suspends your Georgia license over 21

4 points in 1 traffic stop, suspends your Georgia license under 21

4 points in 1 year, suspends your Georgia license under 18

Choose Georgia License Reinstatement at Registration

 

a Hit and Run, Leaving The Scene or No Insurance      $95.00

Choose Georgia License Reinstatement at Registration

 

an Insurance Discount and Personal Education      $40.00

Choose Insurance Discount at Registration

 

Defensive Driving Schedule

Scheduled times are for ZOOM and IN-PERSON 

DATES are for Zoom and In-PersonARRIVE or LOGIN BYBREAK TIME
Thursday February 2 from 1:30pm-8:30pm1:15pm(Dinner Break 4:30-5:30)
SATURDAY February 4 from 9:30am-4:30pm9:15am(Lunch Break 12:30-1:30)
Tuesday February 7 from 10:30am-5:30pm10:15am(Lunch Break 1:30-2:30)
Thursday February 9 from 1:30pm-8:30pm1:15pm(Dinner Break 4:30-5:30)
SATURDAY February 11 from 9:30am-4:30pm9:15am(Lunch Break 12:30-1:30)
Wednesday February 15 from 10:30am-5:30pm10:15am(Lunch Break 1:30-2:30)
Thursday February 16 from 1:30pm-8:30pm1:15pm(Dinner Break 4:30-5:30)
SATURDAY February 18 from 9:30am-4:30pm9:15am(Lunch Break 12:30-1:30)
Wednesday February 22 from 10:30am-5:30pm10:15am(Lunch Break 1:30-2:30)
Thursday February 23 from 1:30pm-8:30pm1:15pm(Dinner Break 4:30-5:30)
SATURDAY February 25 from 9:30am-4:30pm9:15am(Lunch Break 12:30-1:30)
Wednesday March 1 from 10:30am-5:30pm10:15am(Lunch Break 1:30-2:30)
Thursday March 2 from 1:30pm-8:30pm1:15pm(Dinner Break 4:30-5:30)

Register and Pay Below

Attending In-Person:

Sign Up in advance or just walk-in 15 minutes before any class starts.

Attending On Zoom:

Sign Up at least 20 mins. in advance so we can email you the Zoom link for your class.

These are 6-hour classroom only sessions. 

No driving is involved.

If you miss your class, you can attend any future program. No Problem!

Georgia's Point System Explanation, Laws and Point Count Chart

FAQ Defensive Driving
How often may I take a Driver Improvement course for points reduction? In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia Driver’s license. Up to 7 points may be reduced once every 5 years. I was 5 minutes late arriving for class and the instructor would not allow me to attend the class. Can they do that? Yes. All schools have strict attendance policies, which are outlined in the paperwork. You sign paperwork when you contract with a school to attend one of its courses. You will be expected to arrive on time and to complete each session. Students that arrive late to any session can expect to be denied entry into class and may be required to start the course over again, at full cost. In addition, students that are absent or leave early from any session may be required to start the course over again, at full cost. It is recommended that you consider the course schedule carefully and take into account any potential scheduling conflicts you may have before signing a contract to attend I took a Driver Improvement course for license reinstatement.  Can I use the same Certificate of Completion for points reduction? When you submit the Certificate of Completion to a DDS Customer Service Center, you must inform them at that time that you wish to use it for both license reinstatement and points reduction. What is the cost of a Driver Improvement Course? For license reinstatement, points reduction, or court purposes, clinics must charge $95. For Driver Improvement classes taken for any other reason, clinics may charge a fee up to $95. Other reasons include insurance premium reduction and educational purposes.

 

Points and Points Reduction

Point System

Points are added to your license upon conviction of certain violations.  The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points.

How many points will suspend your license?

  • A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will have their license suspended. Licensed Georgia residents may request that the Georgia Department of Driver Services reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license.

Points Reduction

  • How do I reduce points on my Georgia driver's license?

    • Up to 7 points can be reduced once every 5 years.  In accordance with rule O.C.G.A §40-5-86.
    • To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course.  Once you complete the Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course:
      • Bring the original certificate of completion to a DDS Customer Service Center
      • or you can request a Points reduction by Mail.  Mail the original certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.
    • For a list of certified defensive driving schools visit Certified Driver Improvement Schools

When are points not added?

  • You will not receive points for the following:
    • Speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit
    • Convictions of driving "Too Fast for Conditions"
    • If you are a Non-Georgia Resident

Is your license suspended?

GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK REVIEWS

David Kimble
David Kimble
03:08 31 Jan 23
Ms. Tarver was an excellent and engaging instructor!!!
Clarence Lawson
Clarence Lawson
03:07 31 Jan 23
Good class instructor was great Jas Tarver
Marina krasun
Marina krasun
03:07 31 Jan 23
Ms. Jas is an awesome instructor! I would definitely recommend this driving school no matter where you live!
Justin Young
Justin Young
03:07 31 Jan 23
Chad Bruce
Chad Bruce
03:06 31 Jan 23
This class was amazing!! Mrs. Tarver was absolutely a pleasure for a teacher. Not was I was expecting at all. Highly recommend Barber's Driving School.
Josh Browning
Josh Browning
03:02 31 Jan 23
Great class! Instructor very helpful and nice!!!
Taneshia Chambers
Taneshia Chambers
17:19 30 Jan 23
Celia is a great instructor! She ensured that everything was covered and ensured everyone understood
Kiara D
Kiara D
22:48 28 Jan 23
Ms.Brooks was so great ! I attended on Zoom but it was just as interactive and informational as being there in person. Highly recommend her as your instructor if you plan on attending the course !
Andrew Lanier
Andrew Lanier
21:42 28 Jan 23
Very educational, and very professional. I’d definitely recommend them! Mrs. Brooks is great
Lamarcus Griffin
Lamarcus Griffin
03:01 28 Jan 23
Wouldn't ask for a better Advice Than Ms. Jas Tarver At Barber Dui School. She made the class easy to understand. I really enjoyed my time with you and my fellow classmate. Thanks you!!!!
Isaac Vera
Isaac Vera
02:55 28 Jan 23
Ms Jas was such an amazing teacher. It was easy to learn and listen to the class because she made it interesting. I’m hoping tómale better decisions and do things better thanks to the way she explained the class !!Thank you Ms Jas. You are amazing !!!!!!!It was nice to meet you!!!!!!
Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones
02:53 28 Jan 23
Ms Jaz , Was excellent at explaining the course . She made it fun little laughter great information. Thanks
jakia simpson
jakia simpson
02:52 28 Jan 23
Ms. Jas Tarver is the best and very patient.
Tamiko Mitchell
Tamiko Mitchell
02:52 28 Jan 23
Mrs Jaz is the best instructor ever.
Karina Pacheco
Karina Pacheco
02:51 28 Jan 23
Enjoyed learning the material very well self explanatory! Not many dui classes do weekday classes.
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Georgia Department of Driver Services Approved Defensive Driving / Driver Improvement Program. (GA DDS #707)