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The Idaho Defensive Driving course, also known as the Idaho Accident Prevention Course or Idaho Traffic School, is a state-approved program designed to help motorists improve their driving skills, knowledge of traffic laws, and overall safety on the road. Upon completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion that may be used to reduce up to three points on your driving record or for an insurance discount. This Idaho Defensive Driving course is perfect for keeping your driver's license in good standing, reducing points to your driving record, and preventing your insurance rates from increasing.

Highway Traffic School's online course is a convenient and affordable way to take your Idaho Defensive Driving course. With self-paced learning, you'll be free to complete this requirement on your schedule in an interactive environment that gives you access 24 hours per day, seven days a week!

The Idaho Defensive Driving course is required by state law to have a minimum of six hours of instruction and covers a range of topics, including defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, and safe driving practices. Our course is only five easy units:

  • Highway Safety
  • The Driver
  • The Vehicle
  • The Roadway
  • Impaired Driving

By completing our Idaho Defensive Driving course, you can expect to increase your knowledge about how to stay safe while on the road and become a better driver overall. The Idaho Defensive Driving and Accident Prevention Course is an excellent way to brush up on essential driving-related knowledge and obtain the skills required to help keep yourself and others safe while on the road. And if you ever need help, we're always available by phone or email!

  • Online Course
  • Duration6 hours
  • Final Exam20 questions
  • Units5
  • LanguageEnglish

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Idaho Defensive Driving online course
Idaho Defensive Driving
Take this course if you:
Want to remove up to three points from your driving record.
Received a traffic ticket and the officer offered the Traffic Safety Education Course at the time of your traffic stop.
Received a traffic ticket and the court granted you permission to attend.
Have not taken a Defensive Driving Course or Traffic Safety Education Course in the past three years.
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Make Sure You're Eligible
This course can only be taken once every three years. Also, you must receive permission from the officer or the court, or were convicted and want to remove up to three points.
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Just fill out our Express Checkout registration and take your course.
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Pass your final exam. Then, fill out your information to get credit.
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We'll send your Certificate of Completion to the ITD electronically! You'll need to print your certificate for the court, if necessary.
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Popular Idaho Defensive Driving Questions

General Information & Eligibility

Is your course approved by the State of Idaho?

Yes. Our Idaho Defensive Driving course is certified and approved by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). You may check a list of all approved schools in Idaho by visiting the ITD website, select the "Driver's License / ID Card" tab, and scrolling down to the Defensive Driving section of the page to see the Defensive Driving Schools listing.

What is Defensive Driving Course in Idaho?

In Idaho, the Defensive Driving Course is also known by the following names:

  • Driver Improvement Class
  • Accident Prevention Course
  • Traffic Safety Education Course

These names are sometimes used interchangeably but are all the same course. Completing any of these courses will help a driver reduce the points on your driving record.

How do I know if I can attend the Idaho Defensive Driving course?

There are three common reasons to take the Idaho Defensive Driving course:

  1. You were convicted of a traffic violation and want to remove up to three points from your driving record.
  2. A police officer offered you the Traffic Safety Education Course at the time of your traffic stop. Not all cities will opt to allow traffic school, and it's at the officer's discretion.
  3. A traffic court judge may give you the option of a defensive driving course to dismiss your violation or as part of other court requirements.

You are only eligible if you have not taken an Idaho Defensive Driving Course or Traffic Safety Education Course in the past three years. Eligibility is based on the date when you completed your last course.

Also, if you have a commercial license, you are NOT eligible for a defensive driving course, regardless of whether you got the ticket in a commercial vehicle.


  • An Idaho Defensive Driving course will not remove any convictions from your driver's license record. It only reduces points.
  • Once a license suspension has begun, the suspension will not be waived by attending a defensive driving course.
  • Completing this course cannot be used as credit toward future points if there are no points on the driver's record.
Is the Highway Traffic School Website secure?

Highway Traffic School uses state-of-the-art security technology to secure your personal and credit card information! Whenever you submit personal information on our website, it is encrypted via "Hypertext Transfer Protocol" (HTTP) with "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) as it travels to and from our servers. In addition, we do not store your credit card information or share your personal information with anybody.

Your information is only used to generate your certificate of completion for the Idaho Transportation Department.

About the Course

How often can I take an Idaho Defensive Driving Course or Traffic Safety Education Course?

The Idaho Transportation Department allows a driver to attend a Defensive Driving or Traffic Safety Education course once every three years, based on the date you completed your last course. These courses are the same, just known by different names.

How long does it take to complete the Idaho Defensive Driving course?

The Defensive Driving course will take approximately 6 hours to complete. Idaho state law requires all Defensive Driving courses to have 6 hours of instruction, regardless of the number of units or chapters.

But Highway Traffic School has designed the course so you can start and stop as often as you like. There are no limits on how many times you can log in and out. Our system will remember where you left off, so you can take the course at your own pace. There is no need to complete the course all at once unless you want to.

And you can enjoy taking our course on any internet-ready device from your computer, laptop, or smartphone.


Can I review the course material while I am taking the final exam?

Yes. The final exam is an open-book test. You will have 1 hour to complete the exam, but most students finish within 10 to 15 minutes.

What happens if I don't pass the final exam?

Most students pass the final exam the first time. The exam consists of 20 questions, and a passing score is 80%. But, if you don't pass the final exam the first time, you can retake the final exam as many times as you need without paying additional fees for more attempts. So, you can take our course without worry or stress – you'll have unlimited attempts to pass the exam. And you can always review the course material during the exam.

How fast will my certificate of completion be processed?

Your Certificate of Completion is generated automatically by our system when you complete your course. It is available immediately to download FREE for your records. We will submit your certificate of completion to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for credit. Please allow 1-2 weeks for the ITD to process the completion and apply the credit to your driving record. Please note that the ITD will not contact you or us once the points have been reduced on your driving record. You must follow up with the ITD to ensure the points have been reduced.

Do you send my certificate directly to the court?

No. If you are taking the course because it was offered to you by a police officer at the time of the traffic stop or you have received permission to attend from a court, you must print your certificate of completion and show the court for credit.

How do I get a duplicate copy of my certificate of completion?

You can download, print, or save a copy of your certificate of completion directly from our website for no additional charge, and it is available immediately once you pass the final exam.

If you need a certified copy of your certificate of completion, you can purchase one from your course history page.

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