Course for traffic offenders
Online and instructor led courses are offered to fulfill the Driver Safety Course required in accordance with the Traffic Safety Program Standards adopted by the Conference of Illinois Chief Judges. Traffic offenders under the age of 21 who are requesting court supervision are required to attend a four hour training session on safe driving. Both the online and instructor led courses meet this requirement and are approved by the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.
Follow these instructions to register for the online class.
If registering in person at the SWIC Belleville campus, the deadline for accepting registration for instructor-led sessions is 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Payment is due at the time of registration.
We accept cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. We do not accept personal checks for driver safety classes.
If your court date is before our next available driver safety class, you can print a court continuance form to let the court know you are scheduled for a class. You will need to register and pay for the class before completing the form since the form requires you to list the date of your class. The Court Continuance Form can be found by clicking here and printing the two-page PDF document. Complete the form and mail or deliver it to the address on the front page of the document.
Find Out if You Need the Course
Please call 618-277-6600, ext. 2339 for any questions related to your ticket and whether you need to take the driver safety course. We cannot answer legal questions as we are the driver safety class provider only.
You will not need to drive a vehicle. Everything else you need will be provided.
We provide you with a completion certificate at the end of class and send your name to the St. Clair County Courthouse to let the courts know you have completed the course as required. We do not contact any office in Springfield.
Take your completion certificate to your court date as proof of completing the required driver safety training.
There will be a quiz when you first get to class. The quiz is administered again at the end of the class, so you can determine what you have learned. There is no passing or failing the quiz: it is simply for your information.
There is a short test at the end of each of four sections and an overall test at the end of the course to determine that you have learned the material.
Southwestern Illinois College provides the information on this website solely for the convenience of its users, and makes no claims, promises, warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website. Furthermore, information on this website does not constitute legal advice and, because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and because SWIC does not solicit or accept any legal questions, queries, or requests for advice, nothing provided herein entails, should be construed as, or should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel. SWIC is not a law firm and its employees are not acting as your attorney. SWIC suggests that you seek legal advice and counsel of a licensed attorney whenever you have a legal question or concern.
A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within five business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full.