Triumph Training and Services

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Driver Improvement Program


When the unfortunate happens and you are in danger of losing your license and driving privileges due to traffic violations, our classes for the Driver Improvement Program would prepare you to earn a certificate that can help you keep your license or lower your insurance rate. If the courts ordered you to take the Driver Improvement Program, Triumph Life Savers would work with you each step of the way to earn your license and your driving privileges back.

The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) is a 4-8 hour instructional program that is intended to provide driver rehabilitation. You may have been assigned to the driver improvement program for one of the following reasons:

  • You were referred by a District Court Judge;
  • You were referred by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH);
  • You accumulated 5, 6, or 7 points on your driving record;
  • You were convicted or granted probation before judgment for a moving violation while holding a provisional driver’s license.

If a judge decides that you must attend a driver improvement program, you will receive a letter from the MVA approximately 4-6 weeks after your hearing date.


Schedule: Every Tuesday

What do I have to do if I am assigned to the Driver Improvement Program (DIP)?

The MVA referral letter will provide you with the requirements of the driver improvement program and a list of Driver Improvement Program (DIP) Providers. After receiving the letter, you must do the following:

  • Contact a DIP provider directly for information regarding DIP location(s), available dates and times, and the fee associated with taking the program.
  • Attend your selected class, being sure to take your MVA referral letter with you.
  • If you misplace your referral letter and need a duplicate referral letter to take to class, please contact us​, contact the Driver Improvement Programs unit in the Driver Instructional Services Division or visit an MVA branch office. If you visit a branch office, the branch representative will contact the DIP unit, which will print the duplicate referral letter. The letter will be available at the counter or will be faxed or mailed to you within 24 hours.
  • Complete the ​DIP by the due date printed at the top right corner of the Driver Improvement Program referral letter.

The DIP class will last from 4 to 8 hours. Upon its completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from the provider. The certificate is for your records; the driver improvement program provider will separately notify the MVA of your successful completion.

For more information on the DIP program, please visit’s website dedicated to it.