If DMV requires you to attend a driver improvement course, then you have to complete the eight-hour course and Safe Driving Academy offers flexible schedule to teach this eight-hour course. When you satisfactorily complete a driver improvement clinic, you'll learn defensive driving techniques that can help you avoid and prevent crashes. These eight-hour classroom sessions cost no more than $75. If you are under age 20, you must enroll in a clinic that provides classroom instruction and you cannot take computer based training.
You have 90 days to complete this course if you have been instructed by DMV to take driver improvement clinic. If you fail to satisfactorily complete the clinic within 90 days, your driving privilege will be suspended until you meet this requirement. If you are attending college outside of Virginia or you are a member of the military or a military dependent and stationed outside of Virginia, you may be eligible for an extension of the 90-day requirement. The extension will be granted only if you are in an area where no approved clinics are offered. The extension will last until a break in your schedule.
You may be awarded five safe driving points once every 24 months, after you successfully complete a driver improvement clinic. The highest safe driving point balance you may accumulate on your driving record is five points. If a court requires you to complete a clinic, the court determines if you will be awarded safe driving points.