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Traffic safety courses
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTC) administer traffic safety courses that enable drivers to reduce their demerit points.
If you are already suspended for accumulating too many points, and if your point total is 12, 13 or 14 points, your suspension may be released.
The courses include:
- The Traffic Safety School (TSS) course reviews basic safe defensive driving concepts and may be attended by anyone.
- The Group Dynamics (GD) course is for drivers who have been convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI), and are assessed to be irresponsible users of alcohol and/or drugs.
- The Multiple Offender Program (MOP) course for drivers who have been convicted of an OWI charge more than once and are assessed to be irresponsible users of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drivers who receive warning letters about their demerit point status may consult the directory below for school locations. Assessment agencies refer drivers convicted of an OWI who are ordered to take GD or MOP to the providing school or agency in their area.
Drivers taking traffic safety courses may elect to have their demerit points reduced by three after successful completion of the course. Drivers may only have their points reduced once every three years. The student has 30 days from completion of the course to notify the WisDOT of any change in his/her request for point reduction.
Classes run daytimes, evenings, and weekends in most areas in an attempt to allow students to complete the classes in a timely manner.
Persons hired by the technical college district and certified by WisDOT teach the classes. Instructors are required to have training in driver and safety education, and/or alcohol and other drug treatment education or counseling. The technical college system sets the course fees.
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):
|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) 693-1106 or (888) 468-6582 Ext. 1106|
|Eau Claire||Chippewa Valley Technical College||(715) 855-7531|
|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||(608) 757-7662 or (800) 498-1282 Ext. 7662|
|La Crosse||Western WI Technical College||(608) 789-4769 or (800) 322-9982 Ext. 94769|
|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. 4229 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 4229|
|Pewaukee||Waukesha County Technical College||(262) 695-6510|
|Racine||Gateway Technical College||(262) 619-6848|
|Rhinelander||Nicolet Area Technical College||(715) 365-4533 or (800) 544-3039 Ext. 4533|
|Rice Lake||WI Indianhead Technical College||(715) 234-7082 Ext. 5257 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 5257|
|Superior||WI Indianhead Technical College||(715) 394-6677 Ext. 6212 or (800) 243-9482 Ext. 6212|
|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.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Last modified: November 29, 2012
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