The purpose of Defensive Driving is:

  • to remove up to 4 points from your driving record and it may reduce your insurance. (You must contact your personal insurance company as all policies differ).
  • Points must be present against driver’s record prior to taking the class in order to qualify for the up to 4 point-deduction. Points are not accrued.
  • If you have received the letter from the DMV stating you have 30 days until your license expires, you can only take Defensive Driving during that 30 day period. Once your license expires, you cannot take the class to reinstate your license, You will need to call National Safety ASAP.
  • The class will not remove any charges from your driving record or restore your suspended license.
  • You can only take a defensive driving class for point reduction one time every three years. Contact the National Safety Council if you are unsure when you last attended a class.
  • If you have a driver’s license from a state other than SC, it will be up to you to contact the Highway Department from that state to get the points removed from your driving record.
  • Restricted Licenses with traffic violations may need to contact the National Safety Council before registering for class. 1-800-733-6185.

Also note: Masks are required. Doors will close at 8am SHARP. No refunds issued for tardiness or non-attendance unless office is contacted 48 hours prior to class. Please make sure to be in class before 8AM.


COST: $95

Please click link below for Spring 2021 Defensive Driving Schedule.

2021 Defensive Driving Schedule Jan-June

Spring 2021 Defensive Driving Schedule

Beaufort Classes
Saturday, 8am–5pm
Building 23

Jan. 16, 2021

Mar. 20, 2021

May 15, 2021

Jun. 26, 2021

New River Classes
Saturday, 8am–5pm
Building 50, room 139

Feb. 20, 2021

Apr. 17, 2021

Jun. 12, 2021

Payments are due by noon on the Thursday before the start of class.

Payments are now accepted online or by mail to:
Continuing Education
PO BOX 1288
Beaufort, SC 29901

To register, call or email:
Tiffany Harrison
843-525-8205
cewd@tcl.edu