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PO Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206

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SCF Bradenton Campus

Walk-in Registration Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Address:
5840 26th St. Bldg. 18 – Room 119
Bradenton, FL 34207

Phone: 941-752-5286

SCF Sarasota Office

Walk-in Registration Hours:
Mon & Tue: 8:30am-2:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am-2:00pm

Address:
2074 Ringling Blvd. Suite 200 (2nd Floor),
Sarasota FL 34237

Phone: 941-487-7400 

Traffic Safety Institute (TSI) Payments.

The Traffic Safety Institute (TSI) no longer accepts cash payments. TSI will accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Money Order or Check. (check writer must be present with a driver's license or state-issued ID.)

For more Information:

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941-487-7400

Traffic Safety Institute


DUI School Information

Effective 03/18/2024 Dui School Registration Information
Fees Are Payable At The Time Of Registration. All Fees Paid Are Non-Refundable
We Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express And Money Orders. We Do Not Accept Cash.

Level 1: $336.00* Driving Under the Influence-1 (DUI-1):

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved 12-hour course using primarily didactic method of instruction to satisfy statutory requirements for first offense of DUI, DUBAL, Refusal, DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING if substance abuse related, boating under the Influence (if court required), and/or related arrests/convictions requiring course attendance in an alcohol/substance abuse education program. Program includes required psychosocial evaluation to determine risk(s) for future substance abuse problems. Referral to licensed substance abuse treatment program will be made for persons meeting criteria for mandatory referral. *Includes all Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) approved fees.

Level 2: $496.00* Driving Under the Influence-2 (DUI-2):

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved 21-hour course using primarily group method of instruction dealing with the special problems of the multiple offender. Required course of attendance for person with second or subsequent lifetime offenses of the following: DUI, DUBAL, Refusal, DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING if substance abuse related, Boating under the Influence (if court required), and/or related arrests/convictions requiring course attendance in an alcohol/substance abuse education program and persons who have already completed a level one DUI program. Program includes required psychosocial evaluation to determine risk(s) for future substance abuse problems. Referral to licensed substance abuse treatment program will be made for persons meeting criteria for mandatory referral. *Includes all Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) approved fees.

Please note it may take 60-90 minutes to complete the registration process​


Online Pre-Registration:

You may Pre-Register online at (online processing fees apply)

To register for the DUI SCHOOL you must have the following information:

  1. Photo identification – state or federal identification card, passport, school identification.
  2. Proof of residency for DeSoto, Manatee, or Sarasota County (must provide one of the following):
    • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or residential rental/lease agreement.
    • Florida voter registration card
    • Florida vehicle registration or title print a duplicate registration at
    • Two proofs of residential address from the applicant’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian, or another person with whom the applicant resides, along with (see next)
    • A statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, combined with two proofs of their residential address (see above)
    • Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
    • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
    • A current pay stub, recent w-2, letter from employer.
    • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
    • W-2 form or 1099 form
    • Utility bills, not more than two months old
    • Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old
    • Mail from federal, state, county, or city government agencies (including city and county agencies)
    • Proof of enrollment statement from the school
  3. DUI arrest citation/ticket (legible copy is acceptable) – this cannot be used as the arrest affidavit/arrest report. This can be obtained from the county clerk of court. Clients that are unlawful BAL (under 21).05 or higher will need to provide the notice of suspension ticket/citation (obtainable from the DHSMV or police department).
  4. Police arrest report legible copy is acceptable & must include a complete narrative regarding the incident. Arrest affidavits can be obtained from the county clerk of court. Not applicable for clients that are attending due to unlawful BAL (under 21).05 or higher.
  5. Breath/blood or urine test results or refusal of this information should be included on the arrest report and/or DUI arrest citation. If the test was sent to a lab, you must contact that lab or police department for the final results. Clients that are unlawful BAL (under 21).05 or higher, the results should be on the notice of suspension ticket/citation.
  6. Final court disposition or order (only required if you have received a final conviction in court). If you have not been in front of a judge and/or have not received any court documents, then you are not required to bring these court documents. Not applicable for clients that are unlawful BAL (under 21).05 or higher.
  7. Out-of-state and/or older incidents in the event the documentation is from another state or an older incident and the above documents are not available; then verification from the court or police department must be provided. This documentation must acknowledge as much information related to the incident as possible.
  8. Florida driver’s license number or out-of-state driver’s license number – if the driver’s license at the time of the incident was issued by another state, it is the client’s responsibility to obtain the lifetime driving record in more than enough time for the evaluation appointment. The driving record must be an official DHSMV-based printout, less than 30 days old, and reflect the lifetime record. There may be an instance when both driving records must be provided.

All Courses

 

The Traffic Safety Institute Online Courses

Advanced Driver Improvement A.D.I.

For individuals who have had their driver license suspended for too many points or have been court ordered to attend a long term traffic school.Fee: $79.00


First Time License?

D.A.T.E. (Drug Alcohol Traffic Education) class for all first time driver license applicants. Fee: $26.00


Florida Mature Driver Course

The goal of the insurance discount class is to help mature drivers within the state of Florida maintain their safe and defensive driving skills, obtain auto insurance discounts, understand their abilities and learn techniques to compensate for changes. Also provides defensive driving training for court-ordered seniors. Once completed you will be eligible for amandatory Insurance Discountgood for 3 years. (Florida Statute 627.0652)


Got a ticket?

B.D.I. (Basic Driver Improvement) class for people who have received a traffic ticket for a moving violation orrequired to take a four hour Traffic Collision Avoidance Course.Fee: $25.00.

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FleetForce Truck Driving School

FleetForce offers Class A (160 hours) and Class B (40 hours) courses. Both meet Ƶ/Federal curriculum requirements and include two attempts at the Commercial Driver’s License Test. Trainingis offered atSCF BradentonandSCF Veniceand has a robust job placement program with recruiters from national carriers onsite weekly.

For more information:
Complete the “Contact Us” form located at:

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(863) 294-1112

Purpose of the DUI Victim Program

To assist DUI, habitual traffic, and other offenders in changing their driving behavior patterns. The Victim Panel is designed to modify driver behavior through educating and introducing the driver to the realities of how irresponsible driving impacts the community, victims and their families, and the driver’s own family.

The DUI Victim Program MAY BE COURT ORDERED for DUI, Reckless Drivering (with or without Substance involvement), Habitual Traffic Offenders and others.

The DUI Victim Panelfulfills the requirements for court orders that refer to Victim Impact Panel.

Cost: $25.00
Register by phone with Visa/Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) | Traffic School | TCAC

Live In-Person Classes are Now Available

Cost: $20.00, when you pre-register by phone with Visa/Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

Cost: $25.00, Day of Class Money Order Only.

This driver improvement class is four hours of classroom instruction for individuals who havebeen required by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to attend a Red Light Safety Course to maintain or reinstate their driving privileges.

*Increase participant knowledge & awareness of the highway transportation system.

*Recognize the significance of attitude on driver performance.

*Develop responsible driving strategies for future improved driving.

*Practice handling emergency situations in a classroom setting.

322.0261 Driver improvement course requirement to maintain driving privileges failure to complete department approval of course.–(3)The department shall identify any operator convicted of, or who pleaded nolo contendere to, a second violation of s.(1) or s.(1)(c)1., which violation occurred within 12 months after the first violation, and shall require that operator, in addition to other applicable penalties, to attend a department-approved driver improvement course in order to maintain driving privileges. If the operator fails to complete the course within 90 days after receiving notice from the department, the operator’s driver license shall be canceled by the department until the course is successfully completed.

A Voluntary Restricted License program under FS 322.292

Purpose: Supervision of 5 year, 10 year and permanent license revocations eligible for a business or employment purpose only license. Required by DHSMV for restricted licenses, during revocation periods. Strictly a voluntary program.

Goal: To help ensure the individual with the revoked license, who has made significant lifestyle changes, will comply with Florida Statute 322.271, if found to be trustworthy enough to be granted the privilege of a restricted license.

Program Content

Extensive records collection including: criminal, medical, and/or treatment.

A two-hour psychosocial evaluation with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator.

Follow-up interviews with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator for the duration of the revocation period.

Alcohol and drug tests conducted randomly and unannounced.

Self-help group attendance and/or treatment may also be required.

Five-Year Revocation Eligibility

An applicant with a revocation of 5 years or less:

Must wait until the expiration of twelve (12) months after the date the revocation was imposed as a prerequisite to admission into the program.

Must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement.

Must not have used any drugs for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and those so-called non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol. Consuming medication prescribed for others is considered abuse and shall warrant a negative recommendation for acceptance into the program or cancellation if already in the program. Drugs do not include medication taken according to directions for its intended medicinal purpose.

Ten-Year Revocation Eligibility

An applicant with a revocation of more than 5 years, except those under permanent revocation:

Must wait at least twenty-four (24) months as a prerequisite to admission into the program.

Must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement.

Must not have used any drugs for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and those so-called non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol. Consuming medication prescribed for others is considered abuse and shall warrant a negative recommendation for acceptance into the program or cancellation if already in the program. Drugs do not include medication taken according to directions for its intended medicinal purpose.

Permanent Revocation Eligibility

An applicant with a permanent revocation (convicted of 4 or more DUI’s or first conviction for DUI Manslaughter):

Must wait at least 5 years after the date of the last conviction or the expiration of 5 years after the termination of any incarceration.

Must not have been arrested for a drug related offense during the 5 years preceding the filing of the petition;

Must not have driven a motor vehicle without a license for at least 5 years prior to the hearing;

Has been alcohol & drug-free for at-least 5 years prior to the hearing; and

Has completed a DUI program licensed by the Department.

Note: If approved for a hardship license, the license will be restricted to employment purposes only for not less than one year.

IID Requirements

IID requirements must be met in addition to SSSP eligibility for driver license reinstatement (additional IID fees may apply).

Application Information

Applicants must be evaluated and supervised by the DUI Program which serves the county in which the applicant resides, is employed or attends school unless the program of residence, employment or school attendance does not object to attendance at the program

Applicants must have a hearing at a local Bureau of Administrative Review (BAR) office to determine their initial eligibility for a hardship license. If eligible, the applicant will be given a hearing letter.

Initial screening fee is $25.00 that will be applied toward the enrollment fee. Please bring your fee, picture Identification, and the DHSMV Hearing Letter for the screening process. You do not need an appointment; however, the hearing letter is only good for 30 days. Please allow at least 45 minutes to complete the screening process.

If you are determined to be eligible for the SSS program at the completion of the screening process, an enrollment appointment will be scheduled. Please allow up to 2 hours for the enrollment.

The enrollment fee for the program is $315.00 that includes the screening fee, the records fee, state assessment fee, and Reinstatement Review Inventory-III. All fees paid are non-refundable. Cash, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, and Debit Cards are accepted forms of payment.

Upon completion of enrollment and receipt of all medical and treatment records, the applicant will be scheduled for a psycho-social interview with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator. Please allow up to 2 hours for this appointment. The case is then reviewed and presented to a staffing committee for final determination.

If approved for participation in the SSS program, clients must assume all cost associated with their participation in the Supervision Program. If such person fails to comply with the required supervision, the program shall report the failure to the DHSMV and the DHSMV shall cancel such person’s driving privileges.

Call or email the TSI Special Supervision Office for further information.

Drug Alcohol Traffic Education (D.A.T.E) / First Time Driver

What do I need to get a Florida Driver’s License?

Florida Requirements:

One of the first things you need to complete is a 4 hour, Ƶ Approved Drug & Alcohol Course, also known as the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) course.about the course and theincluded in the process.

  • 4 hour online cource
  • Ƶ Approved
  • For first-time drivers
  • English or Spanish
  • Immediate, printable Completion Report

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The Traffic Safety Institute offers this insurance discount course designed for driversage 55 and olderto review the effects of aging on driving and how to compensate for the physical and mental changes to promote defensive driving. The Ƶ of Florida has approved this course for a three (3) year auto insurance discount.

The goal of theMature Driver insurance discountclass is to help mature drivers over theage of 55within the state of Florida maintain their safe and defensive driving skills, obtain auto insurance discounts, understand their abilities and learn techniques to compensate for changes. Also provides defensive driving training for court-ordered seniors. Once completed individuals will be eligible for aMandatory Insurance Discountvalid for3 years. (Florida Statute 627.0652)

Course Content

  • Physical effects of aging.
  • Adjusting to certain driving habits.
  • Backing and parking.
  • Traffic Law Updates.
  • Multiple-lane driving.
  • Pedestrians.
  • Road sign recognition.
  • Urban, rural, and highway driving.
  • Vehicle technology.

Classroom Course Format

  • An interactive multi-media presentation.
  • A certificate is issued at completion of the course.

Mandatory Insurance Discountvalid for3 years. (Florida Statute 627.0652)

Online Class

Take the Florida Mature Driver Course onlineOnline Course Fee: $19.95

The 6 hour Florida Mature Driverclass is also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week ONLINE, and valid in all 67 counties in the state of Florida for a 3 year discount on your insurance.

Online Class Benefits

  • All course materials available online
  • Multiple Choice questions
  • No need to attend classes or listen to long lectures.
  • Study at your leisure
  • Do the course in sections so you can go on and off line as many times as you want
  • Website available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • After completion of the course, we will issue a state certified certificate for you to turn into your insurance company to receive yourauto insurance discount for a three year period.



Online Course Fee: $19.95