Registration, Certificates, & Points

Virginia DMV-Certified, 8-Hour Defensive Driving Improvement Clinic


-  Online clinics and final testing 24 hours a day !
-  Safe-driving clinics in English or Spanish
-  Same-day certificates
-  Cost: $60

ABC has offered Virginia DMV-certified defensive driving clinics across Northern Virginia for over 13 years. Our Virginia DMV-certified 8-hour computer-based (online) defensive driving clinic is just $60, with no additional fees.

Registration & Testing for the Online Clinic: Click                            to register and enroll in the self-paced, 8-hour online clinic. Please use the PayPal portal on the registration page before clicking 'register' to complete enrollment and begin the online clinic (you can also use a credit card through PayPal if you don't have a PayPal account). You can pause instruction as often as you like to accommodate your schedule and pick up right where you left off. Inactive accounts for more than 90 days will be archived.

Once you complete the online clinic using your own computer, tablet, or smartphone, you’ll then complete the required final test from your own computer. * ABC is currently transitioning from students needing to complete the final test at our testing sites to students being able to complete the final test from home or wherever the student has access to the online test. Beginning mid-December,* you will be able to save or print out your Certificate of Clinic Completion after completing the 8-hour clinic and passing the final exam. All drivers completing the clinic will also have a confirmation of clinic completion recorded in Virginia DMV's driver records' database.


Safe Driver Points/Credit: Once students complete the online clinic, Virginia drivers may be eligible to receive up to five safe-driver points. Drivers not holding a Virginia drivers' license may also be eligible for points, but must check with their state DMV to be sure.  If you are a Virginia driver, safe driving points matter; so, check out Virginia DMV's points system website here: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/drivers/#points.asp. Drivers complete clinics as volunteers or by referral from Virginia DMV, a court, or an insurer. Be sure you know your reason code for taking the clinic as this information is recorded in the ABC Driving Clinic database upon registration, on the Certificate of Completion and in the Virginia DMV database once you complete the final test.

A Virginia driver completing the clinic as a volunteer can earn safe driving points every two years. Many DMV and court referrals can allow for points to be awarded, but are usually specific to the driver's reason for referral. Insurance referrals typically do not receive points; please contact your insurer if you are completing the clinic as an insurance referral to determine if you should complete the clinic as a volunteer or as an insurance referral. 

If a state DMV or a local court requires a driver to take an 8-hour defensive driving improvement clinic, drivers should check with those who require the clinic before enrolling to be sure that a specific court will accept an online clinic Certificate of Completion (most do). For information on Maryland's point system, click here: https://mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/Pages/info/26100/26100-02T.aspx; for DC's point system, click and search for specifics on: http://dmv.dc.gov/page/point-system-chart. ABC submits all student completion records through Virginia DMV the same day drivers complete the clinic and final test.

Commercial Driver License (CDL) Holders: Virginia CDL holders cannot take online clinics for safe driver credit or points; they must attend a commercial defensive driving clinic. Non-Virginia CDL holders who can attend our online for safe-driving credit should check with their state DMV, courts, or insurer for details. For more on Virginia DMV commercial defensive driving clinics, visit: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/drivers/#comclinics.asp.

Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VSAP): If you received a letter from a DMV, court, employer, or an insurer requiring you to attend a clinic, read the letter carefully and be sure which clinic is right for you. Drivers who must attend a 20-hour VASAP educational program, which is separate from an 8-hour defensive driver improvement clinic program, should visit http://www.vasap.state.va.us/vasapprograms/vasapprograms.html for details.

Contact & Test Locations Map: Online clinic final testing is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week from your own computer, beginning mid-December. Please e-mail mike@abcdrivingclinic.com or call 703-271-7233 for help with any questions. Calls, e-mails, and texts are answered and returned seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.