Rock Valley College

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Traffic Safety

 
How much does the program cost? 
 

Defensive Driving 4 Hour Course and “Alive @ 25” (Alive @ 25 is only for drivers under 21 years of age) = $50

Defensive Driving 8 Hour Course = $75

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving = $90

Online Course (4-6 hours; see application for details) = $75

How do I know whether I received credit for the online class?
 
  • You should be able to print the certificate for your records. The website will show your viewing percentage, pre-exam %, and post-exam % and will say, "Congratulations on successfully completing the National Safety Council's NSC Defensive Driving Course." 
  • Below that it will say, "Click here to get your certificate information." 
  • If you click there, your certificate should appear for you to print. 

We will be able to see your completion and will update your record accordingly. If the class is NOT COMPLETED within the terms of your supervision, you will not receive credit.

Questions? Call (815) 921-3940.
 

When will I get my class notification?

You will receive your class notification 4-6 weeks after you have applied and after your class fees and fines are paid.
 

What should I look for in the mail?

TS-envelope

 

Where can I take my class?

The RVC Traffic Safety Program oversees seven counties: Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Jo Daviess and Stephenson.

If I got my ticket out of this area, how do I apply to take the class at RVC and why do I have to pay extra?

 
Will this reinstate my drivers license?

While this class may be required as a part of your sentencing for a traffic violation, this is not the reinstatement class.  You need to call (800) 822-7009 for information on the Remedial Driving/License Reinstatement class.
 

How long do the classes take?

The in-person class takes four hours.  The online class takes 4-6 hours to complete.
 

What should I bring to class?

Bring a photo ID and something to write with. 
 

I finished my class, now what?
  • If you finished the in-person class and your ticket is from one of the seven counties we serve, we will report your completion to the county. 
     
  • If your ticket is from outside our service area, you will need to contact the originating county for information on notifying them.
     
  • If you took your class outside of our service area, you will need to send us your original certificate of completion before your court supervision ends. 
     
I still can't find the answer to my question.  How do I contact a live person?

Office staff are available Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (815) 921-3940. 
 

Will I be allowed into class if I am late?

If you are late, you will not be allowed into class.  You will be asked to call our office the following business day to reschedule. 
 

I was under 18 when I received my citation, do I have to go to court to apply?

As part of the Illinois Graduated Drivers License program, any driver who was under the age of 18 at the time they receive a traffic violation, who wishes to take advantage of the Traffic Safety Program must appear before a judge to request court supervision. 
 

Can my husband/wife/daughter/boyfriend/son/uncle/boss/attorney reschedule my class?

Due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), our staff are not allowed to discuss your case or scheduling with anyone but you.

I have finished the Online RVC Traffic Safety Program National Safety Council Class. Now what do I do?
  • You should be able to print the certificate for your records. The website will show your viewing percentage, pre-exam %, and post-exam % and will say, "Congratulations on successfully completing the National Safety Council's NSC Defensive Driving Course." 
  • Below that it will say, "Click here to get your certificate information." 
  • If you click there, your certificate should appear for you to print. 

We will be able to see your completion and will update your record accordingly. If the class is NOT COMPLETED within the terms of your supervision, you will not receive credit.

Questions? Call (815) 921-3940.