Traffic safety courses

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Technical College System​ administer traffic safety courses that enable drivers to reduce demerit points assessed against their driving privilege.  ​

Courses

  • Traffic Safety School: This course reviews basic safe defensive driving concepts and may be attended by anyone.
  • Group Dynamics: This course is generally for drivers who have been convicted of their first offense for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).
  • Multiple Offender Program: This course is generally for drivers who have been convicted of a second OWI charge.

Convictions that require successful completion of a Traffic Safety course

  • Assessment agencies refer convicted drivers of an OWI who are ordered to take Group Dynamics or Multiple Offender Program to the providing school or agency in their area.
  • Drivers who take a traffic safety course may elect to have their demerit points reduced by three after successful completion of the course.
    • If you are already suspended for accumulating too many points, and your point total is 12, 13 or 14 points, your suspension may be released.
    • Drivers may only have their points reduced once every three years.
    • The student has 30 days from completion of the course to notify WisDOT of any change in his/her request for point reduction.
  • Classes are held during the day, evenings and weekends in most areas in an attempt to allow students to complete the classes in a timely manner.

Warning letters

If you accumulate six or more demerit points within a 12-month period, you will receive a warning letter from the DMV.  

Technical college locations

Call the technical college in your area using the phone number provided below for more information or view a map of all Wisconsin technical colleges including branch campuses.

Location Provider Telephone number
Appleton Fox Valley Technical College(920) 735-5628
Ashland WI Indianhead Technical College(715) 682-4591 Ext. 3112 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 3112
Cleveland Lakeshore Technical College(920) 693-1178 or (888) 468-6582 Ext. 1178
Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Technical College(715) 833-6200​
Fennimore Southwest WI Technical College(608) 822-2700 or (800) 362-3322 Ext. 2700
Fond du Lac Moraine Park Technical College(920) 924-3207 or (800) 472-4554 Ext. 3207
Green Bay Northeast WI Technical College(920) 498-5526 or (800) 422-6982 Ext. 5526
Janesville Blackhawk Technical College - scroll down to "Traffic Safety"(608) 757-7630 or (800) 498-1282 Ext. 7630
La Crosse Western WI Technical College(608) 789-4769 or (800) 322-9982 Ext. 4769
Madison Madison Area Technical College(608) 258-2450 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 2450
Milwaukee Milwaukee Area Technical College(414) 297-6235
New Richmond WI Indianhead Technical College(715) 246-6561 Ext. 4212 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 4212
Racine Gateway Technical College(262) 619-6848
Rhinelander Nicolet Area Technical College(715) 365-4641 or (800) 544-3039 Ext. 4641
Rice Lake WI Indianhead Technical College(715) 234-7082 Ext. 5230 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 5230
Superior WI Indianhead Technical College(715) 394-6677 Ext. 6212 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 6212
​WaukeshaWaukesha County Technical College​(262) 695-6510
Wausau Northcentral Technical College(715) 803-1521 or (888) 682-7144 Ext. 1521
Wisconsin Rapids Mid-State Technical College(715) 422-5474

Directory of WI Area Technical Colleges and their branch campuses that offer the Traffic Safety School, Group Dynamics and Multiple Offender Program.​

Driver Information Section
P.O. Box 7983
Madison, WI 53707-7983

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​​​
Phone (608) 264-7447
Fax (608) 267-3812