Frequently Asked Questions About Juvenile Remedial Courses

If you or your teenager has been ordered to take a juvenile remedial course, you may find your mind racing with many questions. You may wonder why you have to take this course, what to look for when selecting a course and what the course consists of. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions you may have about juvenile remedial courses and the answer. 

When Do You Have to Take a Juvenile Remedial Course?

Most states require a teen to take part in a juvenile remedial course if they get their license suspended. In order to reinstate their license, they must participate in this type of course. The exact reasons a teen's license can become suspended varies from state to state, but typically it involves either having too many tickets, too many accidents, a combination of tickets and accidents and/or a driving under the influence charge. 

What Should You Look for When Enrolling in a Juvenile Remedial Course?

First and foremost, always make sure that the program you are enrolling in is certified by the state you need to have your license reinstated in. If the program is not certified by the state, the program may not meet state requirements for reinstating your license. After verifying that, you will want to compare prices and pay close attention to the schedule. A remedial course can be several hours long, typically around eight hours. Some programs will be split up into two hour classes in the evenings, some may be split up into two four Saturday sessions, and others may be a long eight hour Saturday class. Pay attention to the schedule and decide which best works with your schedule. 

What Does a Juvenile Remedial Course Consist Of?

A juvenile remedial course basically consists of traffic rules, safe driving and defensive driving. Depending on the state you are in, the entire course may be completed in a classroom, or may be a mix of on-the-road training and classroom instruction. The idea behind a remedial course is to help make the teen aware of the rules of the road and how to be as safe a driver as they can possibly be. 

If you or your teen has been ordered to take part in a juvenile remedial course, you will want to participate in a course as quickly as possible. Getting answers to the questions you have will help you know what to look for and what to expect out of the course.