8 Hour Intermediate Defensive Driving Class (IDI)

8 Hour (IDI) Intermediate

The 8 hour Florida Traffic School (DDS) (IDI) is a course normally ordered by the courts as part of a sentencing judgment. Some Florida counties allow you to take this course for a traffic ticket if you have already taken the 4 Hour Basic Driving Improvement Course in the last 12 months.  Each county determines if this 8 hour course can be taken for a ticket.  Please check with the county where you got the ticket before you take this class to satisfy your specific requirement. ADES Traffic School offers this Defensice Driving Course In Person and Online, In English and In Spanish.

The Intermediate Driver Improvement course is for the individual who has:

  • Received multiple traffic citations.
  • Received mandatory or serious traffic violations.
  • Been involved in numerous collisions.
This course DOES NOT satisfy the 8 Hour Aggressive Driver course or the Driving While License is Suspended course.

In Person Intermediate Class Details

The 8 Hour Intermediate Defensive Driving Class (IDI) In Person is a one-day class available at our Tampa Center. Please, see class schedule. Students have enough breaks and a friendly educational environment, to make their attendance enjoyable. The classes are conducted in a relaxed seminar style format, and no test is required to complete the course, however; students are expected to actively participate in the seminar discussions in order to receive their Completion Certificate.

In Person Intermediate Class Price

ADES promotes Education as a way to improve the understanding of social responsibility; therefore, we are committed  in offering the most affordable Defensive Driving Courses to help people meet their educational needs. The total price of the 8 Hour In Person class is $70.00. It includes the course, classroom materials, all State of Florida fees, and the Completion Certificate. Payments are due on class day, only by cash or money order. If you cannot afford this class, feel free to contact us to discuss your case.

In Person Intermediate Class Registration

Registering at ADES is easy and secure. In order to protect your privacy, we only ask for your name and email address, no further information is required until you show up for the class. The information you provide will be used ONLY for the purpose of this class. Walk-Ins are welcome depending on availability. For additional information, do not hesitate to Contact us.

Online Intermediate Class Details

The 8 Hour Intermediate (IDI) online classes are designed for the students to work at their own pace 24/7. Students can sign out at anytime to take abreak, the next time they logon, they are returned to the point where they left.  Students can even use a different computer to sign in the next time. Our online classes are very simple to use.  Students log onto our virtual classroom web site and Register online via their normal Internet connection.  Nothing  needs to be downloaded. Once the registration process is finished, the students choose their own password and username to gain immediate access to the course. They will be given an Access Code.

Online Intermediate Class Process

This 8 Hour Intermediate Driving Class is divided into eighteen (18) modules. After students read through the themes of the 8 Hour online class, they will answer the module review questions, and take a final exam.  The computer grades the exam and they will know immediately if they have passed.  They need to get 80% or more correct to pass. The test can be retaken once immediately at no additional charge.

Online Intermediate Class Certificate

When the 8 Hour Intermediate Course is successfully complete, the Completion Certificate will be e-mailed within 24 business hours. Certificates  are processed two times a day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  It is the student responsibility to  print it and turn it in to the court. We encourage students to complete the final exam within 4-5 business days prior to the court due date to have enough time to deliver the certificate to the Traffic Court. At the students’ convenience, the certificate can also be sent to them via UPS or FedEx.  A “rush fee” may apply.  In a real emergency, we can complete your certificate within a couple hours notice!

Online Intermediate Class Price

ADES promotes Education as a way to improve the understanding of social responsibility; therefore, we are commiment in offering the most affordable Defensive Driving Courses to help people meet their educational needs. The total cost of our online class is $59.99. It includes the course, all State of Florida fees, certificate processing and expedited electronic delivery of the certificate to the provided email address.  There are NO SURPRISE CHARGES at registration time at all. Registration for 8 Hour Intermediate Online Classes.

PLEASE CALL AT (800) 733-6874 FOR ONLINE-COURSE CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Should you have additional questions others than technical support, feel free to Contact Us.


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More Information from the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles about suspended license and court ordered class requirements can be found at myFlorida Motorist Services – Driver License Information