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What is Michigan’s “Basic Drive Improvement Course” (BDIC)?

A Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) serves as a refresher of the basic skills and rules of the road needed to drive safely in Michigan. By passing a BDIC, drivers are given the opportunity to avoid points on their records and increases in insurance premiums while brushing up on their driver safety. Drivers must be eligible to take the program and can only use a BDIC to avoid points on their driving record once.

Who is eligible for the program?

If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Michigan on or after December 31, 2010, you may be eligible to take our BDI Course. The Michigan Department of State (DOS) will notify you by mail if you are eligible. Requirements for eligibility include:

How do I register for the Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC)?

We make it super simple! Visit our Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course Registration Page and fill-in all the required fields, and you can start the course right away! We also have friendly customer service representatives standing by if you’d rather register by phone for our driver safety course. Give us a call toll-free 24/7 at (888) 714-7468 and we’ll get you registered in minutes.

How much does the traffic safety course cost?

Our Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) is offered at the everyday low price of $44.95.For that price, you’ll get:

  • Immediate access to the course as soon as you sign up
  • 12 easy-to-read modules, with short quizzes, and a multiple-choice final exam
  • Interactive flash animation and instructional videos
  • Delivery of you Completion Certificate via 1st Class USPS Mail absolutely FREE
  • Unlimited re-takes if you don’t pass your multiple-choice tests
  • Our friendly 24/7 live customer support

How long does the online Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) take?

Our Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) is designed to meet the state’s course requirement for 4-hours of traffic safety instruction. If that seems intimidating, don’t worry! You don’t have to complete it all at once! Our traffic safety course is completely flexible, so that you can finish it in parts, whenever you have access to a computer and the Internet. We’ve divided the traffic safety course into 12 quick modules with easy-to-read text, videos, interactive flash animations, and multiple-choice tests. You can start and stop the course anytime you feel like it, and all of your progress will be saved. So it’s up to you if you finish everything in one sitting, a week, or even a month. You determine the schedule and how fast you want to go! All you have to do is register to get started and make sure you complete your course prior to you assigned due date.

When do I get my Completion Certificate?

After you finish the course, your completion gets reported electronically sent to the Secretary of State within 24 hours of graduating your course, Monday-Friday. You can also review some of the questions/answers on the SOS website (SOS Frequently Asked Questions). This should give you a better understanding of how the process works. We will also mail you a physical certificate for your records, within 2-3 days by 1st Class USPS Mail, totally FREE of charge. If you want to receive your Completion Certificate faster, we also offer a variety of delivery methods.

To get your traffic school Completion Certificate right away, you can choose our special “Instant Delivery” option and you can print your Completion Certificate as soon as you finish the course. It doesn’t get much faster than that!

To find out more visit: Completion Certificate.

How can I pay for the online course?

We offer multiple convenient options of paying for our online defensive driving course, including: credit card, debit card, PayPal, Google Checkout, check, or money order. If you want to pay by credit or debit card, just fill out the online registration form and you will be linked to a secure payment page to complete your transaction. Our site is encrypted, so you can rest assured that your online payment is fully secure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Michigan's "Basic Drive Improvement Course" (BDIC)?

    A Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) serves as a refresher of the basic skills and rules of the road needed to drive safely in Michigan. By passing a BDIC, drivers are given the opportunity to avoid points on their records and increases in insurance premiums while brushing up on their driver safety. Drivers must be eligible to take the program and can only use a BDIC to avoid points on their driving record once.

  • How do I register for the Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC)?

    We make it super simple! Visit our Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course Registration Page and fill-in all the required fields, and you can start the course right away! We also have friendly customer service representatives standing by if you'd rather register by phone for our driver safety course. Give us a call toll-free 24/7 at (888) 714-7468 and we'll get you registered in minutes.

  • What happens if I fail the final? Can I retake it?

    You betcha! We let you take the final as many times as it takes you to pass, all at no extra charge! So don't stress if you're not good at tests! You have as many times as it takes.

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