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What is a Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC)?

Eligible Michigan drivers have the option of completing a state approved Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course to keep the Michigan Secretary of State’s office from making the points or information from a ticket available to an auto insurance provider.

Is this course approved by the Michigan Secretary of State?

Yes, our online Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course is approved by the Michigan Secretary of State (also known as the Michigan Department of State) to keep the points and/or the information from a ticket from being visible to an auto insurance provider.

How do I know if I am eligible to take the course?

The Secretary of State will send you a formal notice of eligibility via the mail. You will have 60 days to successfully complete the Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC). The 60 day requirement is known as your “deadline date”, and is included on your notice from the Secretary of State’s office.

Here is a resource to see what tickets are BDIC eligible:

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Civil_infractions_eligible_BDIC_336024_7.pdf

How long is the course?

The course is 4 hours in length, but you can log in and out of it as needed.  You don’t have to be online on any particular day or time.  Login when your schedule allows and complete as much or as little as you want.  You can logout when you need to leave it and log back in again later until you have completed.

How do I get started?

Click the register button at the top of the page to begin the simple and quick registration process. First, you will be asked to enter some basic identity information (name, address, driver’s license number, etc.). Next you will be required to answer 10 identity validation questions (Yes / No) that are used during the course to make sure you are the one taking the course.  After completing that information you will be given a login code (example: john123456mi) that lets you log in and out of the course as needed. Lastly, you will submit your course payment information (credit or debit card) and then you are set to start!

Do you charge $17 to process my completion to the state?

No. Many state approved providers will advertise a lower course fee and then add on $17 to report your completion to the Secretary of State and calling it a “state processing fee”. Our site has no hidden fees. We report all successful course completions to the State for no additional fee.

What devices are compatible with the course?

Our online course is available on any device with a fully functioning internet browser. This means that you can access the course on your PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. There is no software to download so you don’t have to take the whole course on the same device.

Is the course available 24/7?

Yes, the course is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The course automatically saves your progress and knows the furthest unit and page you have reached, so there is no risk of losing any of your progress if you lose internet access or the power goes out. Log in and out as needed and the course will always pick up right where you left off.

How do I get my certificate when I complete?

As a state approved provider we report all successful course completions to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office. Completions are reported within one business day from the date that the final unit quiz is passed. Any weekend or holiday completions will be reported on the following business day. We also offer an optional downloadable certificate if you would like one for your records.

How long do I have to complete the course?

The course is accessible for as long as you need, however, you must complete the course on or before the deadline date provided on the eligibility letter mailed by the Michigan Secretary of State to receive proper credit.

Is there a final exam?

No, there is no final exam at the end of the course. We believe it is better to test you while the information is still fresh on your mind. At the end of each of the six course units you will need to pass a short five-question multiple-choice quiz. If you do not achieve a passing score on an attempt, you are given the opportunity to review the current unit or take a new quiz. There is no limit to the number of quiz attempts allowed.

What if I don’t complete before my deadline date?

If you don’t complete the course by the deadline date shown on your letter from the Secretary of State, the points and the violation will be on your record and available to insurance companies.

How can I verify that I got credit for completing the course?

The only true way to verify that we reported your course completion to the Secretary of State’s office is to order a copy of your driving record and make sure that the ticket you took the course for is not listed. Although we report all completions to the Michigan Secretary of State within one business day from the date of completion, keep in mind that it may take up to two weeks for the completion to be reflected on your driving record. Please use the following link if you would like to order a copy of your driving record:

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_8996-31868–,00.html