Frequently Asked Questions

Defensive Driving School

How Much Is The Defensive Driving Course?

The total cost is comprised of the following:

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

When & Where Are Classes Available?


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

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Cottonwood Location
1 N Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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.

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

Arizona Judicial Branch; Click HERE.

If you have a question that isn't answered above please ask us directly HERE.