Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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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.

Warning letters

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):

Location Provider Telephone number
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) 852-1384
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. 4769
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) 365-4641 or (800) 544-3039 Ext. 4641
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) 803-1411 or (888) 682-7144 Ext. 1411
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: July 7, 2014
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