Defensive Driving

The NSC 8-hour Defensive Driving Course is only meant to be taught in person; however, National Safety Council will be offering the point reduction program temporarily through a virtual instructor-led classroom training during the COVID-19 crisis.

Visit to register for the virtual training. Students will receive a certificate after class, and these courses will be accepted by the DMV for point reduction. If you have questions you can email

This course can provide students up to a 4-point reduction on their driver’s license. The class can be taken every 3 years.  Please call for more information: 803-778-6656 or email

After successful completion of the course, and within 2-3 business days, the National Safety Council will send your information to the South Carolina DMV to remove up to 4 points from your driving record. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

You will be able to check your driving record online through the SCDMV’s website ( and confirm your points have been removed. The SCDMV website can take 3-4 weeks to update.

You will receive your certificate at the end of class which can be used for potential insurance rate discounts. Be sure to keep your certificate and send a copy to your insurance agent.

If you need point reduction for another state, you will need to follow that state’s specific requirements. Make sure to keep a copy of your certificate to send to your out-of-state DMV. Each state has a specific process they will need you to follow, and it is important for you to follow their requirements precisely.

Defensive Driving Brochure 2020

** Additional dates may be added.  Call for more information. **

Days Dates Time Location Price
S May 30, 2020 8:00am-5:00pm Sumter $99
M, T June 22-23, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Sumter $99
S July 18, 2020 8:00am-5:00pm Sumter $99
W, Th Aug. 19-20, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Sumter $99
S Sept. 19, 2020 8:00am-5:00pm Sumter $99
M, T Oct. 19-20, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Sumter $99
S Nov. 14, 2020 8:00am-5:00pm Sumter $99
M, T Dec. 14-15, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Sumter $99