Frequently Asked Questions
Delaware Basic Defensive Driving
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Why should I take a Delaware Basic Defensive Driving course?
When you complete an approved Delaware Basic Defensive Driving course, you will earn a 10% discount on your auto insurance for 3 years and you will receive a 3-point credit on your driving record.
Should I take the Basic or the Refresher course? What's the difference?
Both the Basic and Refresher courses will earn you an auto insurance discount and a 3-point credit on your driving record.
You should take the Basic Defensive Driving course if:
- You have not yet taken a defensive driving course, or
- 2 or more years have elapsed since your auto insurance discount expired.
You should take the Refresher Defensive Driving course if:
- You want to renew your insurance discount.
- Your Basic course benefits are within 180 days of expiring or it has been less than two years since your Basic course benefits expired.
The Basic Defensive Driving course is 6 hours long and the Refresher course is 3 hours long.
How does the Basic Delaware Defensive Driving course work?
Our Basic Delaware Defensive Driving course consists of eleven lessons. After each lesson, there is a 2-question multiple-choice quiz. You must score 100% on each quiz in order to move on to the next lesson. At the end of the course, there is a 10-question multiple-choice final exam. You must score at least 80% to pass the exam and earn your Certificate of Completion. You can take the exam as many times as necessary to pass at no extra charge.
Upon passing the exam, you wil be awarded a Certificate of Completion. You can print the certificate online immediately. We will also email you a copy of your certificate. You should sign the certificate and deliver it to your insurance provider to get your insurance discount. We will submit your completion to the DMV for you so you can get the 3-point credit on your driving record.
Must I finish the Basic Defensive Driving course in one sitting?
No, you can come and go as often as you like. Just use your username and password to login and we will take you to where you last left off.
How long does the course take to complete?
As per Delaware requirements, the Basic Defensive Driving course is 6 hours in length.
Can I take the exam online? What happens if I don't pass the exam?
Yes, you can take the exam online. Our online exam consists of 10 multiple-choice questions. You must score at least 80% to pass. Most people pass the exam on their first attempt, but you can retake the exam if you need to at no additional cost.
When will I get my certificate?
Your Certificate of Completion will be awarded immediately after you pass the final exam. You can print it online instantly. We will also email a copy of your certificate to you after you pass the final exam. You must deliver your certificate to your insurance provider to get the insurance discount. We will submit your completion to the DMV for you to receive the 3-point credit on your driving record.
How much does the Delaware Basic Defensive Driving course cost?
This course costs $14.95.
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