The online driver improvement clinic course is an eight-hour course, including the final test, and is designed to rehabilitate problem drivers. The course must be completed in its entirety prior to the issuance of a certificate of completion. The online driver improvement course and the final test must be completed through a DMV-licensed online driver improvement clinic. No paper test permitted.
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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to promoting transportation safety through the certification of quality driver training programs. If you have comments or concerns about this course, call the DMV toll-free number 1-877-885-5790.
To benefit from the course, you must be able to work independently and be comfortable with using a computer.
If you are required to attend a commercial driver improvement clinic, then this computer-based course will not satisfy a driver improvement clinic requirement. You must satisfactorily complete a clinic that provides CDL classroom instruction.
Your court may or may not accept the certificate of completion for this computer-based course. It is your responsibility to determine whether your court accepts courses taken at online traffic schools. Customers directed by the court must provide documentation from the court before safe driving points can be awarded.
DMV uses a point system to rate drivers. You receive demerit points for unsafe driving and safe driving points for good driving.
Demerit points are assigned when you are convicted of a traffic violation. The demerit points associated with a conviction remain valid for two years from the date you commit the offense.
Different violations carry different point assignments, depending on the seriousness of the offense. For more information, click the image above to be redirected to the DMV's website.
Student identification will be verified throughout training and before taking the final test to ensure that the person taking the course is the same person taking the final test.
Printing Instructions for the Online Certificate
The DMV standardized certificate, "Online Driver Improvement Clinic Certificate of Completion (DIC 552B)" is the only document that will be accepted by the Department and the Courts as proof of completion of an online driver improvement clinic.
If the certificate is presented to DMV, it must be printed on 8.5" x 11" plain white bonded paper. DMV will not accept certificates printed on color or specially designed paper or paper with any form of an advertisement on the front or back of the certificate. DMV will not accept any certificates that have been altered in any way.
If you have trouble viewing and printing the certificate, then you can call the office to schedule to pick up the certificate for no additional fee. If you do not live locally, then we can send the certificate by USPS Certified Mail for a fee of $5.00.
The Governor's Executive Directive for minimizing customer contact (1 student per vehicle) has expired and is, therefore, no longer effective. Driving schools must administer the in-vehicle component of driver education, behind-the-wheel, with two students in the vehicle to meet the observation requirement. This applies to juveniles and adults.