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Arizona Defensive Driving School Online Course

Take an Online Defensive Driving Course in Arizona

Are you an Arizona driver hoping to get a traffic dismissal? Do you want to avoid an increase in your insurance premiums? Or do you simply want to lower your insurance rates?

You might be eligible to remove points off your driving record if you have received a traffic ticket for a non-serious violation. Taking an Arizona defensive driving school course can help you prevent the points associated with that citation from going on your driving record. All you have to do is sign up for our defensive driving school and complete our AZ Defensive Driving School Online Course at to get the point reduction.

AZ defensive driving courses are mandated or referred by the court, and thereforeunlike other statesyou cannot take the course voluntarily for point reduction. You must be eligible to take the course, unless your insurance company offers a discount for taking the course voluntarily. In that case, you may be eligible to sign up without a traffic violation and receive a discount on your insurance rates.

However, you may be court-ordered to take a defensive driving course, and the Arizona Defensive Driving Online Course provided by American Safety Council® is approved by the Arizona Supreme Court and fulfills the state’s requirements. Best of all, it is an easy, flexible course. As an industry leader in driver’s education, American Safety Council offers a quick, accessible and 100% online course with the lowest price courses in the state of Arizona.

To learn more about defensive driving in Arizona and what the online course consists of, read on.

Arizona Defensive Driving Basics: What You Should Know

What is defensive driving and what is the course for?

  • Defensive driving is both a style of driving and a course.
  • Defensive driving refers to a safe driving technique, which all drivers should be using.
  • Often traffic school courses are referred to as defensive driving courses, but essentially, they are meant to refresh a driver’s knowledge of driving techniques and knowledge of state road regulations, traffic laws and so forth.
  • A defensive driving AZ course is also referred to as a diversion attendance program.

Who should sign up for a defensive driving course?

  • All eligible Arizona motorists who have a non-serious traffic violation—such as speeding, failure to yield, unsafe lane changes and so forth—can sign up for the defensive driving course to have the points from the traffic citation removed from their record.
  • Arizona drivers might also be eligible to receive an insurance discount or avoid insurance premiums. Unsure if your insurance provider participates in this? Contact them to find out.
  • Some drivers may be required by their employers to take the course or are court-ordered to take it. The court should specify if it needs to be taken in-person at an Arizona traffic school or online. If online or if either option is allowed, you can sign up for the Arizona Defensive Driving School Online Course.

There are many perks to taking a defensive driving course in Arizona. If you accidentally run a red light and you receive points on your record, you don’t want those points staying on your record or affecting your insurance rates. The more points you accumulate, the closer you get to having your license suspended or revoked, so here are some reasons why you should sign up for a defensive driving school online course:

  • You may be able to dismiss a traffic ticket.
  • You can avoid the accumulation of receiving more driving record points.
  • You can avoid higher car insurance premiums.
  • You may be able to earn a car insurance discount.
  • You will learn valuable traffic information.

If you are an Arizona driver who wishes to remove the points from the traffic violation, you must consider the following:

  • If you complete the course at least seven days before your court date, then you will not need to appear in court.
  • If you do appear in court, you are no longer eligible to take the online course.
  • If you want to ask for an extension, you may do so, but the decision is at the discretion of the court.

Essentially, you must choose between taking a defensive driving course or appearing in court for the violation. The Arizona Supreme Court does not allow you to do both.

Traffic Survival School (TSS) in Arizona

Although defensive driving school and traffic survival school seem similarand both can be court-orderedthere are differences. Here is what you should know about each:

Defensive Driving School is meant for:

  • Drivers who want to dismiss a traffic ticket or minor violation
  • Drivers who have accumulated too many driving record points
  • Drivers who want an auto insurance discount
  • Both Arizona and non-Arizona drivers who have committed a traffic violation in the state of Arizona

Traffic Survival School is meant for:

  • Drivers who have committed a serious traffic violation
  • Drivers who have accumulated too many driving record points
  • Drivers who want to prevent a driver's license suspension

Unlike defensive driving school, to enroll in a traffic survival school, one of the following must occur:

  • Accumulate eight points on your driving record within a 12-month period
  • Run a flashing red light or a red light
  • Be convicted of reckless or aggressive driving
  • Be convicted of a moving violation or accident that results in serious injury or death
  • Be under the age of 18 and be convicted of any moving violation

Can Non-Arizona Residents Sign Up for This Course?

If you are a non-Arizona resident who has received a traffic violation in the state of Arizona, you can sign up for the course and have the points removed from your record, and similar to Arizona residents, you must complete the course no later than seven days prior to your court date.

Defensive Driving Course in Arizona

The are many benefits to taking the course through American Safety Council. Not only is it affordable and easy to access, but you can work from anywhereschool, gym, work, homeand at any time, including early morning, late in the evening or during the day. When you sign up for the Arizona Defensive Driving School Online Course, American Safety Council guarantees:

100% Online

From the course material to the final exam, all is completed online and available from any device.


This course is the cheapest defensive driving school AZ offers in their state.


This course is Arizona Supreme Court approved and the school number is #034.

Customer Support, 24/7

To meet customers’ needs, experts are always available.

No Classroom Attendance Required

Which means you can complete the course and have a ticket dismissed very quickly.

Free Final Exam

The exam is included in the course fee and does not need to be taken at a school.

Same-Day Processing

As soon you finish, your certificate will be processed by American Safety Council.

Meets Customer Satisfaction

If you are unsatisfied with the course, you can receive a money-back guarantee.

Taking the Course Online Vs. at a School

There are many perks to taking the course online instead of at a driving school. First of all, you don’t have to commute to the school or take additional time out of your day. You can complete the course at your own pace. You can login and logout at any time to review the material and have unlimited access to customer support, which you do not get with a driving school.

About Our AZ Defensive Driving School Online Course

When you take the online course, you will be able to refresh your knowledge and learn information regarding Arizona state traffic laws and road regulations, which may have changed since you first earned your license. Some of the topics covered in the defensive driving course include:

  • The importance of following highway safety procedures
  • How alcohol and drugs can affect your driving and the dangers of substance abuse
  • What to do during driving emergencies and motor vehicle crashes
  • The importance of vehicle maintenance and what needs to be updated to drive

The course is meant to refresh your knowledge of driving and prevent you from violating the law and receiving another traffic violation. To complete the course, you must finish each section and pass the final exam, which is included in the course. The state requires you to pass it in under two attempts.

Length of the Course

The state of Arizona requires all defensive driving online courses to be four hours in length, so the course will take four hours to complete, but it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week–so you can take your time completing it and spread out the four hours to review the material.

Total Cost of the Course

Many costs associated with defensive driving school online courses in AZ are defined by the Arizona Supreme Court. The total cost for dismissal of a designated traffic violation consists of the following:

  • Court diversion fee—This is eligible to change twice a year, but is approximately $29.95.
  • State FeeThis is $20.

  • State surchargeThis is $45.

  • School feeThis is different for each school.

  • Applicable Court FeeThis should be listed on your traffic citation.

If you are concerned about the extra fees, you can inquire about them before enrolling in a defensive driving school course so you know exactly what you owe before registering and taking the course.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

American Safety Council wants to ensure that customers are satisfied with the course and therefore, offer a full refund given the following circumstances:

  • If you notify American Safety Council that you will not be attending the courseand you have not started itthen you can receive a refund.
  • If the course is completed, but the citation is not reported to the state of Arizona, then you will receive a refund.
  • If your citation is dismissed by the jurisdictional court for a technical error and you have already signed up for this course, you will receive a refund.
  • The court may request a refund of the court diversion fee to a student. This is the court’s decision.
  • If you have started the course and want a refund, you will only receive a refund of the course fees and diversion fees, but not the state fee.

American Safety Council will keep a record of the refunds and will keep an explanation as for why the fees were refunded.

Contacting Customer Service

If you have any questions regarding technical difficulties or the information in the course, you can contact customer service at any time. Experts are available around-the-clock and can be reached at 1-888-349-8425 or by email. Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance.

Register for Our Arizona Defensive Driving Course

Registration is simple and hassle-free. All you have to do is visit the Arizona Defensive Driving Course registration page. Before you register, however, you must have the following on hand:

  • Your civil traffic citation
  • Your government issued identification
  • Your payment details
  • Your personal information

You must pay the fees prior to beginning the course. The total costs required by the Arizona courts will depend on when your citation was received and what county you received the traffic citation in.

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Who Is Ineligible for Taking a Diversion Attendance Course?

Although taking a defensive driving course allows you to remove points from your driver’s license, in some situations you may not be eligible for the course, as set forth by the Arizona Supreme Court. Here is what you need to know:

  • You can only take a defensive driving course every 12 monthsthis went into effect on July 3, 2015–so to be eligible for the course, 12 months must have passed since the violation date on your last traffic citation (not since the last time you took a defensive driving course).
  • You violation must be eligible for defensive driving diversion.
  • You can attend for only one violation.

These are the following reasons why you may be ineligible for the defensive driving diversion program in Arizona:

  • If you have received a serious violation such as DUI, reckless driving or a serious injury or fatal accident violation.
  • If you hold an Arizona commercial driver’s license.
    • However, if the violation occurred before the driver held CDL status, then they are eligible to take the defensive driving course.
    • If the violation occurred after the driver surrendered their CDL status, then they are eligible to take the defensive driving course.
  • If you have received an Arizona Department of Public Safety photo enforcement “notice of violation,” the ticket cannot be dismissed by attending a defensive driving school.

Insurance Discounts for Arizona Drivers

Your car insurance rates are affected by many factors, many of which you may not be able to control. Some of those factors include:

  • You age and your gender
  • The type of vehicle your drive, including price, model and make of the car
  • Where you are located
  • Your credit scores
  • Your driving record, which you should check from time to time

Some insurance companies will offer discounts if you sign up voluntarily for this defensive driving course in Arizona. Contact your insurance provider, however, to find out if they accept the course and to see what is required, before you enroll in the diversion program. If your insurance provider does offer a discount upon completion, you will need to send a copy of the certificate to an insurance agent.

Arizona Cities that Accept Our Online AZ Driving Course

Not sure if your city accepts this course? The Arizona Defensive Driving Course is accepted in all cities, including:

Apache Junction Douglas Marana Scottsdale
Avondale El Mirage Mesa Sedona
Bisbee Eloy Nogales Show Low
Buckeye Flagstaff Oro Valley Sierra Vista
Bullhead City Florence Page Somerton
Camp Verde Fountain Hills Paradise Valley Sun City
Casa Grande Gilbert Payson Sun City West
Catalina Glendale Peoria Surprise
Chandler Globe Phoenix Tempe
Chino Valley Goodyear Prescott Tuba City
Coolidge Green Valley Prescott Valley Tucson
Cottonwood Kingman Safford Winslow
Dewey-Humboldt Lake Havasu City San Luis Yuma


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