Washington Defensive Driving

Overview

Referred by Court

Take our program if the court has referred you to take a Level 1 defensive driving program.

Am I Eligible?

You typically take a defensive driving (also called traffic school) course after you have been issued a citation. Your court may order you to take a defensive driving course based on your citation and driving history, or your court may refer you to take a defensive driving course as a requirement to defer your ticket.

Each court specifies its eligibility requirements for defensive driving; therefore you must check with your court. In general, you are eligible for defensive driving if:

  1. You have a valid driver license.
  2. You were ticketed for a moving violation (e.g., speeding, red light).
  3. The court has directed you to take a course.

How It Works

Get everything done in three easy steps!

  1. Register
  2. Complete the course and exam
  3. Get your certificate

Register

Registration is fast and easy -- only two minutes! Create a username and password. Use your username and password to access the course as often as you want. We provide an unlimited number of logins.

Complete the Course and Exam

Our course consists of eight lessons, including lecture material, animations, games, and a short quiz after each lesson (10 questions on a quiz; You must answer 8 questions correctly to proceed).

You can complete the course at your own pace. Each time you login, we automatically take you to where you last left off.

You may take the exam online. It consists of 25 questions, and you must correctly answer 20 questions to pass.

Your Certificate of Completion

Clark County: We will send the certificate to the court the same day you finish, if you finish by 3PM PST Monday-Friday. Otherwise, it will be mailed on the next business day. You can also print a copy online for your records.

King County: We will send the certificate to you. You sign it and send it to the court.

We normally send certificates via First-Class Mail (by 3PM PST, Monday-Friday), which typically takes 3-4 days. We also offer FedEx Overnight and FedEx 2-Day in the event you need your certificate delivered sooner. There is no charge for First-Class delivery; there is a charge for FedEx. FedEx does not deliver to P.O. Boxes.