Driver training options for adult drivers include abbreviated adult, adult remedial, and mature driver training.
Use this link if you are looking for the Distracted Driving Safety Course for traffic offenders who plead guilty or are convicted of a specific traffic violation while distracted.
Abbreviated Adult Programs
An applicant for an initial driver’s license, who is age 18 or older and who fails the first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test, is required to take an abbreviated adult driver training course before attempting the driving test for a second time. The course will consist of one of the following:
- A 4-hour in-person class followed by 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor with a licensed abbreviated adult driver training school.
- A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor affiliated with a licensed abbreviated adult driver training school.
- A 4-hour in-person class followed by 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older*.
- A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older*.
*Applicants who choose the option for 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older cannot complete more than four hours of driving in one day. In addition, applicants who choose this option are required to complete the Twenty-Four Hour Affidavit (BMV 5789).
Adult Remedial Programs
The adult remedial program is an 8-hour defensive driving program offered in a classroom setting. The course is taken for one of the following reasons:
- 2-Point Credit – if a driver has 2 to 11 points on their license, this course may apply a 2-point credit. A 2-point credit allows a driver to receive 14 points before having their driver's license suspended. The credit is valid for three years and a driver may only take the course for this purpose five times in their lifetime.
- Court Ordered – not for credit. The driver was ordered by a court to take the remedial program and will not receive a 2-point credit. The certificate is sent to the court.
- Juvenile Suspension – The driver is 19 years of age or older and is taking the course because of a juvenile suspension that occurred before the age of 18.
- Suspension for OVI/OVUAC – The driver's license was suspended due to being under the age of 21 and under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle.
- 12-point suspension – The certificate is provided to the BMV as part of the requirements for being eligible to retain or have the driver's license returned due to a 12-point suspension.
Online Adult Remedial is an option for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Approved Online Adult Remedial Program Providers are listed below:
2Cool Traffic School
6922 W. Linebaugh Ave., Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33625
Mature Driver Programs
Mature driver courses are designed to update older drivers on new laws and practices in the ever-changing driving environment. Courses include classroom and driving sessions with a certified driving school. A certificate issued at the completion of the program will allow a driver, at least 60 years of age and older, to receive a discount on their insurance (rate of discount determined by the insurance company).