MA Driver Retraining Program

Massachusetts Driver Retraining Program

Motorists MUST Attend the MA Driver Retraining Program:

  • If they have received notification from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles that their driving privileges are or will be suspended due to three or more surchargeable events in two years
  • If they are required to complete by a court or judge due to other circumstances

Coronavirus Update

Urgent: In an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing of our instructors and students due to current coronavirus concerns, the National Safety Council and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (MA RMV) are canceling all MA classroom driver safety classes through May 4. This includes the 8-hour Driver Retraining Program, 4-hour Driver Attitudinal Retraining Program and the 4-hour State Courts Against Road Rage (SCARR) Program.

NSC is pleased to let you know that the MA RMV has temporarily approved an alternative way to deliver the statutorily required content in the form of an online class, which will be available beginning April 6, 2020. After April 6, your online participation will count as your in-person class requirement.

  • If you were already enrolled in a Driver Retraining Program classroom class scheduled during this time period, you will automatically be transferred into this online class. Look for mail or email in the coming days that includes a unique access code and instructions on how to login and complete your 4-hour online class.
  • For anyone with a deadline to complete the NSC course between March 1 and April 30, the RMV will provide an additional 90 days to complete the requirement.
  • You may check your license status by accessing your profile at to determine your currently license status.

At this time, there are no faster alternatives for you to complete the Driver Retraining Program. National Safety Council will post additional information to this website as more details are available.

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving

The eight-hour Defensive Driving Course, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, has been approved by the Massachusetts RMV License Suspension Unit. The course is taken by motorists as required to avoid suspension or to have their license reinstated.The program is aimed at changing behavior behind the wheel. Through this course drivers learn why they continue to have driving related problems and how they can take responsibility for their actions.

Course Fee

Course Fee is $135 and payable by credit card through our online registration site. You can reschedule to a different date or location at no cost up to the day prior to the start date of your chosen class date. Rescheduling on or after the start date of your class will require a mandatory, non-refundable rescheduling fee.

  • $65 to reschedule on the start date of your class
  • $135 to reschedule after the start date of your class

Important Notes:

  • The RMV must receive your electronic completion at least four business days before the date your license would be suspended; please schedule your class accordingly
  • All classes are taught in English unless otherwise indicated
  • If you have relocated to another state: Click Here

NSC can make arrangements for the hearing impaired. Please contact us.

  • Monday through Friday
    8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 6:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM to 2PM

Phone: (800) 215-1581
Email: [email protected]

Contact MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

  • Online, at
  • (857) 368-8000 (from the 339/617/781/857 MA area codes or from outside of MA)
  • (800) 858-3926 (from all other MA area codes)
  • (877) 768-8833 (for the hearing-impaired)

RMV MA Driver's Manual

View the Manual

Note: See Chapter 2, Keeping Your License (Page 48), for information on who must retrain. Acrobat Reader needed to view the manual.