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:

  • Having two or fewer points on your record and a valid, non-commercial license.
  • The traffic violation cannot be committed in a Commercial Motor Vehicle.
  • The traffic violation cannot be for a criminal offense.
  • Your particular ticket must be eligible. To see a listing of eligible Michigan traffic tickets, visit:

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!

How much does the traffic safety course cost?

Our Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) is offered at the everyday low price of $.. 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, instructional videos, and a multiple-choice final exam
  • Free course completion reporting to the Michigan Department of State and a certificate for your records
  • Unlimited re-takes if you don't pass your multiple-choice tests
  • Our friendly 24/7 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, 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 your assigned due date.

When do I get my Completion Certificate?

After you finish the course, your completion gets reported electronically to the Secretary of State within five business days. You can download a certificate for your records five days after completing the course.

To get your traffic school certificate right away, you can pay an additional fee for the "Instant Delivery" option and 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.