Nevada Traffic School Questions

How often can I take traffic school?

Licensed drivers may voluntarily take a traffic safety course to receive a point reduction once within any 12 month period. If you have been court ordered to take a traffic safety course or if a plea bargain is made with the court, you are still only eligible to take one traffic safety course within any 12 month period.

If I go to traffic school, do I still get demerit points on my license?

If you are completing a course in response to a court order, you will not be eligible for a point reduction as this is in lieu of points. If you are completing a traffic safety course voluntarily, because you have at least 3 points and no more than 11 points on your license, upon successful completion of the point reduction course, you are eligible for a 3-point deduction of demerit points.

How do I know if I should take a traffic safety course?

The Nevada DMV sends letters out to those drivers who have a minimum of 3 points and no more than 11 points advising that by successfully completing a traffic safety school course they are entitled to remove 3 points from their driving record. Drivers are also eligible if they are ordered by the courts or if a plea bargain is reached with the courts that allows for completion of a traffic safety course in lieu of receiving demerit points. You can also order your driving record from the Nevada DMV, either online, in-person, or by mail to establish if you should take a traffic safety course.

If I attend traffic school, does it remove the conviction from my driving record?

When you attend traffic safety school voluntarily as opposed to a court order, completion of a traffic safety course removes 3 demerit points from your driving record. A conviction will stay on your driving history for a minimum of 3 years. For a copy of your driving record, click here: http://www.safemotorist.com/Nevada/Driving_Records.aspx

How do I know if I should take the 5- or 8-hour course?

Individuals that have received three or more violations within the past 12 months are eligible for the 8-hour course. Individuals who have received two or less violations within the past 12 months are eligible to take the 5-hour course.

How long does a traffic safety course take to complete?

This depends on the course that you are taking. Due to state requirements, the minimum amount of time required to complete the 5-hour course is 5 hours and the minimum amount of time required to complete the 8-hour course is 8 hours. Our automated system keeps track of the time spent on the course and will advise when time requirements have not been met where applicable.

How long do I have to complete the course?

If you have registered for the 5-hour point reduction course, you have 90 days to complete it. If you have been ordered by the courts to take a traffic safety course, the courts will determine the completion date.

Do I have to take and finish the traffic safety course at one time?

No. You can login and out of the course as many times as necessary by using the username and password that are created at registration so long as you complete the course within the 90 days or date specified by the courts. Our automated computer system will keep track of your progress so that when you login it will return you to where you had logged out.

What happens once I have finished the course?

Once a student has successfully completed the course by passing the final exam, we will report course completion by submission of form DS-305 to the Nevada DMV within 30 days. You will be sent a course completion certificate through first class mail. Once you receive this certificate, it is the student’s responsibility to report completion of the course by presenting the completion certificate to the county court where you received the ticket.

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