Illinois Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education FAQs - National Safety Council
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Illinois Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the Illinois Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education 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.


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.


Where can I attend class and how do I register?

National Safety Council has established multiple convenient classroom locations throughout Illinois. Classes fill quickly, register right away. Visit our secure website: IL Remedial Registration to view up-to-the-minute class schedule and seat availability and complete your registration.


Will I receive confirmation of my class registration?

Immediately after you register, a class confirmation will be sent to you via email at the address you provided during registration. Please review the confirmation carefully, it contains important details needed for the day of class. To print or resend your confirmation, or to reschedule your class, visit IL Remedial Registration.



What is the cost of the National Safety Council course?

The cost of the National Safety Council 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, all fees are non-refundable.



What do I have to bring with me to class?

Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in for your class. You must arrive on time. If you arrive after the class has begun, you will not be admitted and will need to reschedule. You must bring your Class Code Number shown on your confirmation email and a form of identification to class. It does not have to be a photo ID. Examples of acceptable identification include a government-issued driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card, Notice of Invalidation, school or college ID, work ID, birth certificate, social security card, etc. If you are unable to provide identification, you will not be admitted to class.



Are there guidelines I have to follow on the day of class due to COVID-19?

Yes. Your safety as well as the safety of everyone in the classroom is our greatest concern. Please review our classroom training guidelines so you know what to expect on the day of class. IL Classroom Training Guidelines.



What if my class is cancelled due to weather or other 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 you provided during the registration process. The facility hosting the class will be notified and a sign may be posted. 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. Please note, neither NSC nor IL SOS is responsible for any course that does not get completed due to a weather-related or other emergency cancellation.


Can I bring children to class with me? 

No, no one will be admitted with children.


What if I have special needs?

Drivers requiring special assistance are welcome to bring a friend or family member to support you during the class. The person must be over the age of 18 and provide proper identification. Due to classroom capacity, please contact National Safety Council at [email protected] at least two weeks prior to your scheduled class date to reserve a seat if you plan to have someone attend with you. If you do not reserve a seat for your guest prior to class, you may be asked to leave (depending on classroom capacity) and will need to reschedule. 

National Safety Council can make arrangements for the hearing impaired. If you require such services, please contact us at [email protected] prior to registering for class.



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.


How will the IL Secretary of State (IL SOS) know I have completed the Graduate to Safety Driver Remedial Education course?

National Safety Council electronically transmits your class completion information to the Illinois Secretary of State the very next business day following your successful class completion.


What is the reschedule policy?

To reschedule your class, visit IL Remedial Registration. You can reschedule your class to a different date or location without a fee up through the day prior to your chosen class date. Rescheduling on or after the start date of your class for any reason requires a mandatory, non-refundable rescheduling fee of $90.


What if English is not my first language?

All of our classes are in English, unless otherwise noted. If you need assistance with translation, please have someone attend class with you. They must be over the age of 18 and provide proper identification. Due to classroom capacity, please contact National Safety Council at [email protected] at least two weeks prior to your scheduled class date to reserve a seat if you plan to have someone attend with you. If you do not reserve a seat for your guest prior to class, you may be asked to leave (depending on classroom capacity) and will need to reschedule.


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 cyberdriveillinois.com for more information.


What is the National Safety Council Code of Conduct?

National Safety Council is committed to providing a positive & respectful learning environment. Our Code of Conduct outlines expectations of behavior during our classes. The Code of Conduct can be found here 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]

Address:
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 4 p.m.