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Remedial Driver Programs

Remedial Driver Programs

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) has two driver improvement programs:

  1. The Probationary Driver Program (PDP) for new drivers; and
  2. The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) for experienced drivers.


Driver Improvement Program- DIP

The Driver Improvement Program is a classroom course provided by approved New Jersey-licensed providers throughout the state. This program is offered in lieu of a 30-day suspension for drivers who accumulate 12 to 14 points in more than two years. More detailed information about the program is included in the Notice of Scheduled Suspension that you receive in the mail. Up to three points will be removed from your driving record if you successfully complete the program. A $75 Administrative Fee payable to the MVC is required prior to scheduling a class with a New Jersey licensed provider. Drivers will be required to pay an additional training fee to the provider for the classroom instruction.

Probationary Driver Program- PDP

Drivers that are issued a driver license permit for the first time are probationary drivers and will have to serve a two-year probationary period. While in the probationary period, drivers who are convicted of two or more moving violations with a total of four or more points, will receive a Fee Due notice to pay for and enroll in the Probationary Driver Program to correct improper or dangerous driving practices. This program is a four-hour classroom program provided by approved New Jersey-licensed providers throughout the state. Up to three points will be removed from your driving record if you successfully complete the program. A $75 Administrative Fee payable to the MVC is required prior to scheduling a class with a New Jersey-licensed provider. Drivers will be required to pay an additional training fee to the provider for the classroom instruction.


Warning

Following completion of the DIP or PDP class, you will receive a warning. Any motor vehicle violations committed within one year after completing the course will result in suspension. Failure to attend the program as scheduled is also cause for suspension.

Approved Providers

The following are New Jersey-approved licensed PDP and DIP providers. Please visit their website or contact them to inquire about class locations, dates and times:

National Safety Council
www.nsc.org/drivesafenj
877-441-9721
email: ddcnj@nsc.org