North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving

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  • Master Safe Driving & Reduce Insurance Bills
    Most insurance companies offer a discount for completing defensive driving (be sure to check with yours and for more info read our Unapproved States Terms and Conditions for details). You may be eligible to take this 4-hour course to clean up your driving record; you must get approval from the court in your county.

  • The course is designed with a focus on North Carolina, complying with all the state guidelines for defensive driving courses

  • The most convenient, easy, and entertaining way to complete the North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course online


4 hours - complete at your own pace

Passing Grade

At least 70% (unlimited retakes)

What's Included

  • Certificate of completion available to download immediately
  • Course format includes Text, Audio, & Video
  • Complete at your own pace (100% online & not timed)
  • Unlimited exam retakes for free (guaranteed to pass)

What Our Students Say


Course Rating

(1,164 reviews)

The court in my county required me to take this 4-hour course. This was much better than any other defensive driving course I took in the past..

David G.

David G. North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving

This course was simple and straightforward. Time flew by! I would definitely recommend it.

Michelle T.

Michelle T. North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving

I really like this course. My insurance gave me a discount right away after I email the certificate. Thank you.

Jonnathan M.

Jonnathan M. North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving

About Our North Carolina 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course

Completion of this 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course may qualify you for a discount on auto insurance - contact your insurance company for information on possible discounts.

If you have committed a traffic offense, the court will instruct you to attend either a four-hour or eight-hour defensive driving course. The four-hour course is condensed and only drivers in certain counties, like Guilford and Wake counties, are eligible for it. Check with the court in your county for eligibility.

Dive into easy-to-read sections covering topics like vulnerable road users, defensive driving techniques, drugs and alcohol, driving regulations, car maintenance, and special driving conditions. Engage with entertaining stories and interactive content that makes the time fly.

Plus, enjoy the added convenience of free audio narration to listen along.

What you'll learn during this 4-hour course

  • The course is 100% online - no classroom required. You may complete it according to your schedule.

  • Take the course from any device - mobile, tablet, and computer. It's available 24/7 and you may complete it at your schedule.

  • The course will always resume from where you left off.

  • You must score at least 70% on the final exam to pass - don’t worry, you have unlimited attempts to pass at no extra charge.

What you'll get by the end of the course

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon successful course completion, we will immediately provide a certificate of completion for you to download and email you a copy at no extra charge. Use it to:

    • Show proof of completion to the court

    If taking the course for an insurance discount, simply submit your certificate to your insurance company. If taking the course for a citation, you will have to submit the certificate to the court.

    We provide the option of sending a hard copy of your certificate by USPS First Class Mail and Express Mail.

  • Certified Safe Driver Seal

    Proudly showcase your accomplishment. The QR code verifies its authenticity, leading to a dedicated page. Scan to see a sample.

    DriveSafeToday Safe Driver Seal
  • Unlock Extra Cash with Your Unique Referral Code

    Upon completing our course, take the next step – promote safe driving. Invite friends using your code and cash in $3 per referral.

    * Money withdrawal through PayPal.


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