You have not attended a Defensive Driving course for a traffic citation issued within the past year.

Your eligibility to attend a Defensive Driving Course is based on the date of your current violation, not on the date you last attended a Defensive Driving Course.

For registration, student must provide a copy of the citation, Photo ID (Driver License or Government Issue Identification) and Court Extension (if applicable). 




  • Your violation must be on the list of eligible violations.
  • If eligible, you can attend to have only one violation dismissed.
  • If you were involved in a serious injury accident or fatal accident, you are not eligible.
  • If you hold a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for the Defensive Driving Diversion program, regardless of whether or not you were driving commercially at the time of the violation. In addition, those driving a commercial vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license are also not eligible. The only exceptions to this rule are: 1.) if the violation occurred before the driver held CDL status or 2.) if the violation occurred after the driver surrendered his or her CDL status. For further information, view A.R.S. 28-3392.
  • You must complete your course no later than 7 days prior to your court date.
  • You may take the class in person or online. If you were specifically ordered by a judge to attend the course in person, you must register for a class room course.




You must contact the court that holds jurisdiction over your citation and request the extension for that court.

The contact information for the jurisdictional court can be found on your copy of the citation.

Only the court holding jurisdiction has the authority to grant extensions.


Requirements for Non-Arizona Residents


  • Immediately contact an Arizona Certified Defensive Driving School.
  • You may take an Internet class.
  • You may return to Arizona for the class.
  • You can attend a class in your home state, ONLY if coordinated through an Arizona Certified School.
  • You must complete your course no later than 7 days prior to your court date.







TOLL-FREE PHONE NUMBER  1-888-334-5565

WEBSITE: www.azcourts.gov/drive

E-MAIL: ddrive@courts.az.gov