The Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course allows Florida drivers with suspended driver licenses to have their licenses reinstated. The ADI course can also be used to help drivers who have been deemed “Habitual Traffic Offenders” (HTOs) by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to have their revoked driver licenses reinstated. The course may also be used to fulfill a court order to attend a 12-hour driver improvement course. However, it is important to know what to expect after completing the Florida ADI course so that you can rest easy knowing that your legal requirements have been met.
Remember an ADI Completion Isn’t Necessary for a Florida Hardship License
The first thing to be aware of is that while it is necessary to complete the Florida ADI course in order to have your license reinstated, you can still qualify for a Florida Hardship License before you complete the course. Once you register for the course, you will receive a digital copy of your Enrollment Letter instantly. With the Enrollment Letter – you will then be able to apply to receive a temporary Florida Hardship License, even before you finish the ADI course. This hardship license will permit you to drive to and from work, but you will not have full driving privileges and must only use your hardship license for employment-related purposes.
HTOs Won’t Need to Report ADI Course Completion
Florida drivers who have been deemed HTOs by the state won’t need to report their completion of the Florida ADI course. Instead, TicketSchool will report completion of the course on your behalf. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to download your ADI Certificate of Completion and print a copy, which you can keep for your records.
Court-Ordered Drivers Will Need to Report ADI Completion Themselves
If, however, you are taking the Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course because you were ordered to do so by a court or judge, then it will be your responsibility to report completion of the ADI course. Unfortunately, TicketSchool is not able to report completion on your behalf in this case. It will also be your responsibility to determine who the ADI Certificate of Completion needs to be submitted to and to meet the deadline specified.
You May be Able to Get an Extension
If you think you might miss your deadline you may be able to get an extension. Some courts and judges will grant extensions for completing the ADI course even if the possibility of an extension isn’t something they openly advertise. However, an extension is not guaranteed and they may decline the request. Some courts may accept your Certificate of Completion after your deadline date, as long as it is postmarked on or before your deadline date. Once again this is not guaranteed, however, so it is very important for you to contact the court and determine if these are options.
Ticket School is always willing and eager to assist customers in any way that we can. If you have additional questions about what will happen after you complete the Florida ADI course, or if you have questions about any of our other courses, please contact us at 1-800-222-9199 for additional information.