IL Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education FAQs

Illinois Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program mandatory?

Yes. Drivers between the ages of 15 and 24 who have received two violations within 24 months, or who received a citation under the Zero Tolerance Law, are required by the State of Illinois to complete the Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education course as a condition for reinstatement of Driver’s License or Permit following suspension.

How do I know if I am required to complete this course?

If you are required by the State of Illinois to complete the course, the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Department will mail you a notification letter.

What is the cost of the course?

The cost of the state-ordered Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education class is just $90. This fee includes electronic communication of your class completion to the Secretary of State.

The court-ordered version of the class DOES NOT satisfy state-ordered requirements and does not include communication of your completion to the Secretary of State. National Safety Council is not responsible for drivers attending the incorrect class and will not issue refunds for any class once complete. Please be certain of what class you are required to take before completing the registration process.

When and where can I attend the class?

National Safety Council has established multiple convenient classroom locations throughout Illinois.

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How can I register for the course?

Register Here

What is the cancellation/reschedule policy?

You can reschedule to a different date or location without a fee up to the day prior to your chosen class date. If you need to reschedule, visit us online. Rescheduling on or after the start date of your class will require a mandatory, non-refundable rescheduling fee. Once registered all fees are non-refundable.

What do I need to bring to class with me?

You must bring your Class Code number or Class Confirmation Notice and some form of identification to class or you will not be admitted. It does not have to be a photo ID. Examples of acceptable identification include driver’s license, non-driver photo identification, Notice of Invalidation, school or college ID, work ID, birth certificate, social security card, etc.

How long is the course and what should I expect?

National Safety Council presents the course in one four-hour session. This highly interactive intervention program zeroes in on drivers ages 16 to 25 – the group most likely to be involved in a fatal collision. This course uses workbook exercises, group discussions, role-playing and short lectures to help keep young drivers safe on the road.

Is there a test at the end of the course?

Yes. To comply with the Illinois Secretary of State Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education requirement, the course includes a 20-question test. Drivers must score 70% or above to successfully complete the course. After successfully completing the course, your class completion information is electronically transmitted to the Illinois Secretary of State the following business day.

May I bring my children with me to class?

No, no one will be admitted with children. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

What if English is not my first language?

All of our classes are in English unless otherwise noted. If you need assistance with translation, you are welcome to bring someone with you to provide support during the class. They must be over the age of 18 and provide proper identification.

What if I am hearing impaired?

Please contact National Safety Council via email so we may request sign language interpretation services for you.

What if my class is canceled due to weather or emergency?

In the event of a weather-related or other emergency cancellation, National Safety Council will contact you at the telephone number and email address provided during the registration process. We will work with the instructor and facility to reschedule the class to a new date and time. If you are unsure if your class has been canceled due to weather, or if you feel it is unsafe for you to travel to your scheduled class due to weather, please contact the National Safety Council.

I no longer live in Illinois; can I complete the class in a different state?

Yes. If you no longer live in Illinois and you need to complete the state-ordered Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education Course, please contact National Safety Council and we will be happy to help you complete the course in your current state of residence.

Where can I direct my questions regarding my driving record?

Questions regarding violations and driver records must be addressed directly with the Illinois Secretary of State. Please visit for more information.

What is the National Safety Council Code of Conduct?

The National Safety Council Code of Conduct outlines expectations of behavior during class and is available in English and Spanish

What is the National Safety Council?

National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives. We focus our efforts where we can make the greatest impact: workplace, roadway and impairment.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

National Safety Council
Attn: IL Remedial Program
200 Salina Meadows Pkwy, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13212

Phone: (800) 822-7009

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.