Defensive Driving School

Yavapai County TSS, offers ticket diversion classes. Arizona drivers may attend this class once every 12 months for citation diversion. The citation must be classified as a moving violation that assesses points against your driving record. Pricing starts at $40 plus state and court fees. Fees vary, depending on the court that has jurisdiction over your citation. To see a list of court fees please click here. This class is administered by the Arizona Supreme Court, which also mandates the amount of time spent in class and the curriculum to be taught. Our Instructors are court-approved and attend regular refresher training. Evening classes are held once per month at each of our locations.

Classroom Registration

Class Locations


Google Map Prescott Location

Prescott Location
202 N. Granite St. Suite 200
Prescott, AZ 86301

Google Map Prescott Location

Cottonwood Location
1 N Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326


How Much Is The Defensive Driving Course?

The total cost is comprised of the following:

  • School Fee: $40
  • State Fee: $69
  • Court Fee: Click HERE to see your court's fee.

What are the benefits for DDS?

Points are not assessed to your motor vehicle record. Your insurance rate does not go up. You will learn valuable traffic information, driving techniques and laws.

How do I pay for the DDS course?

We accept cash or money orders only. Payment is required at the beginning of class. Please make money orders payable to "Yavapai TSS".

How long is the DDS course?

The duration of class is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Each class has a minimum of two 15 minutes breaks.

How do I register for a DDS?

You can register via online by filling out THIS FORM or by calling our office at (928) 445-7540.

How often can I take the DDS class?

This course may only be taken once every 12 months from violation date to violation date.

What are the eligibility requirments for taking a defensive driving course?

You may not have attended a class for citation diversion within the past 12 months. Your citation must be on the LIST OF ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS. Most common moving violations are eligible. If eligible you can attend only for one violation. If involved in a serious injury or fatal accident you are not eligible. You must complete your course 7 days prior to your court date. If you hold a CDL license you are not eligible for the Defensive Driving Diversion Program.

What is required to bring to the DDS class?

The traffic citation issued to them. Their government issued identification card. Course payment. They will also be required to sign an affirmation of eligibility.

What is the difference between the Defensive Driving Course and the Traffic Survival School?

The Defensive Driving Course is for ticket/citation diversion. The TSS Course is for anyone receiving a Corrective Action Letter from the Motor Vehicle Division.

Once I finish the class what do I do next?

Nothing! We provide your specific court with a report containing the necessary information that you have completed the required course.

Where can I get more information on the defensive driving program?

Arizona Judicial Branch; Click HERE.

Is this course approved by the state of Arizona?

Yes, Yavapai TSS is certified by the Arizona Supreme Court and accepted by all courts in the state of Arizona. You can verify this by clicking HERE.

If you would prefer to take this course in the comfort of your own home and when it is convenient, you can register for our online course here