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Barber's Georgia DDS Certified and Approved #707

Defensive Driving Course and Driver Improvement Program

You may attend our 1-day classes on Zoom or In-Person

You can only attend our 2-night class on Zoom

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

This is a 6-hour Defensive Driving course designed to teach drivers about safe driving attitudes and behaviors.  You may attend Barber's GA DDS Certified and Approved Defensive Driving courses on Zoom or In-Person at our Columbus, GA location. 

Sign up at least 20 minutes before the class starts.  Limited seats are available so we suggest you sign up a day or 2 in advance.

Zoom certificates issued are the same as In-Person certificates issued.

Zoom students will be emailed their certificates at completion.

Georgia DDS Certified Defensive Driving Schedule

Offered every week

1-Day Classes (ZOOM or IN-PERSON)

Wednesday 10:30am-5:30pm (or)

Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm

1-Day Class (ZOOM ONLY)

Thursday 3:00pm-10:00pm


2-Night Defensive Driving Class (ZOOM ONLY)

Monday and Tuesday Night 5:30pm-8:30pm


Wednesday and Thursday Night 5:30pm-8:30pm


You will select your class dates, pay and register 

below the reasons you may be attending Defensive Driving.

The Georgia DDS Certified Defensive Driving/ 

Georgia DDS Certified Driver Improvement

courses may be taken:


if Court Ordered by a Judge or needed for your Lawyer      $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)

This is not for court, this is for the Georgia DDS

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      $95.00

Choose Insurance Discount at Registration


Attending Defensive Driving In-Person:

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

Attending Defensive Driving 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 Defensive Driving classroom only sessions. 

No driving is involved.

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

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


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.
  • Under 18, 4 points in 1 year.
  • Under 21, 4 points in 1 traffic stop.

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 Georgia DDS Certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course.  Once you complete the Georgia DDS Certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course:
      • Bring the original certificate of completion to a DDS Customer Service Center
      • or you can request a Defensive Driving 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 Georgia 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?


Young Jeno
Young Jeno
Five stars all the way best instructor too shout out Mark !!!!
Jesse N
Jesse N
THE CLASS FLEW BYE!!I honestly thought this course will be a boring waste of 6hrs; however, Sandi made the class super enjoyable, understandable, and easy to follow. Time went by fast! Hopefully, I will never have to do the course again. Thanks for the knowledge Sandi McCann!
Mariah Holts
Mariah Holts
the class was awesome! Thanks miss Macann.
Shelomith Mays
Shelomith Mays
Great Class!! The instructor was funny and well engaged in teaching the course. i enjoyed the class a lot and I learned some new things. Great job Mrs. McCann!!!
Timmy Henry
Timmy Henry
Great school awesome teacher
Shania D
Shania D
Dr. Mccann was great! Made it very easy & informative. I love her.
Vincent Houston
Vincent Houston
Dr. Sandi McCan is a very friendly and helpful instructor!
Limah Nikki
Limah Nikki
Andre was amazing teacher and he made everyone feel comfortable with being them .. would definitely recommend this to anyone
Heather Kase
Heather Kase
Our instructor, Andre, was intelligent, charismatic and professional. His personal stories gave us all so much to relate with and the take aways will last a lifetime.
leonard lexion
leonard lexion
Excellent driving school. I highly recommend this place especially if the class is taught by Andre.
Josh Booth
Josh Booth
Came in thinking I would dread this course but our instructor, Andre, made everything very engaging and informative. I really learned a lot. 10/10 recommend.
It was a great class Mr.Andre is very responsive and nice to the class. Answered all questions I would give him 2 thumbs up !!!
This course was 1st rate. Mr. Andre was beyond knowledgeable and kept challenging me to critically think of my past choices that could have resulted in much worse than just a DUI.This course demonstrates that NO ONE is exempt from addiction and that WE ALL can benefit from the self awareness that this course has brought me.I really think that Barber's risk assessment program SHOULD be a requirement to obtain a license to drive in Georgia.It speaks for itself and it is clear to me that ALL drivers and families will walk away empowered to make better life decisions, in general.Keep up the good work!!!
Sierra Ray
Sierra Ray
Instructor was well rounded, kept our attention and was able to explain the program in a real world examples to where everyone would understand. He was quick to answer questions, while also asking us questions to feel more opened with the class.
Alexia Stearns
Alexia Stearns
Mr.Andre did a great job with the class. He made sure to conduct the class so we were engaged and addressed things in a way to make us think and self reflect. I recommend the course for anyone and everyone. After all, knowledge is power.

Georgia DDS Certified Defensive Driving / Georgia DDS Certified Driver Improvement Program. (GA DDS #707)