Kentucky State Traffic School Program

In the event you have received a citation for a minor traffic offense, State Traffic School may be an option to consider. A driver can only be referred to State Traffic School once every twelve months. State Traffic School can be taken in a class at various locations around the state. The school may also be taken online or by DVD. In order to attend you must pay Court Costs and the State Traffic School enrollment fee. The total cost of the program will depend upon the format in which the class is taken.

Some individuals with clean driving records or out of state drivers may choose to attend the County Attorney Traffic School (CATS). Information regarding that diversion program is available on our website.

The following information is provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division for Drivers Licensing website which can be found at


General Information

The Primary Purpose of State Traffic School is to Promote Safe and Responsible Driving.

The goal of State Traffic School is to provide an educational program which renews a driver’s outlook regarding traffic safety and to instill a positive attitude toward highway and traffic safety by encouraging an understanding and recognition of personal driving behaviors which will result in a reduced number of deaths and injuries related to vehicular crashes and moving hazardous violations.

State Traffic School classes are conducted at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Classes are 4 hours long.

Benefits of Attending State Traffic School

  • Drivers receive information on KY traffic laws.
  • Information is provided to assist drivers in improving both personal driving habits and defensive driving techniques.
  • No points assessed for the traffic violation for which you are attending State Traffic School.
  • Satisfy out-of-state citations, when applicable.

Topics Covered in State Traffic School

  • Traffic laws in KY
  • Driver licensing in KY
  • KY driver point system
  • Driving behavior
  • Highway safety facts
  • Traffic crash causation
  • Defensive and perceptive driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Occupant protection and pedestrian safety

State Traffic School Eligibility

  • A driver cannot be under suspension.
  • A driver cannot attend State Traffic School for a conviction carrying mandatory license suspension. A driver can only attend on minor traffic violations.
  • A driver can only be referred to State Traffic School once within a twelve-month period.
  • Non-licensed drivers are not eligible to attend State Traffic School.
  • All State Traffic School referrals must come from the District court where the violation occurred.

Process for State Traffic School

  1. The District Court where the citation was received must refer a driver to State Traffic School. The District Court will send the referral to the Division of Driver Licensing.
  2. The Division of Driver Licensing will mail a letter to you to the address on your license. Follow these instructions carefully to enroll in the class.
  3. Once referred to Traffic School, it becomes a court order. If you do not comply with Traffic School it will result in a license suspension until the class is completed.

NOTE: Make sure your address is correct on your license. Many people that are referred to State Traffic School get suspended because their address is incorrect on the license. It is a state law that any change of address must be made on the driver’s license within 10 days.

Can State Traffic School be Rescheduled?

  • Rescheduling Traffic School is discouraged, however if it is an emergency rescheduling will be taken in consideration.
  • Reschedule requests can be made at the Kentucky Division of Drivers Licensing website. Please be sure to include your name, address, driver license number, and reason for your reschedule request.

How will State Traffic School appear on my Driving Record?

  • Attendance at State Traffic School does not reflect on a driver’s three year driving record. State Traffic School attendance does appear on a driver’s five – year driver’s record that is used by law enforcement, courts and government agencies.

If you have any questions, please call Division of Driver Licensing at (502) 564-0276. A person with a hearing impairment may call Kentucky Relay at 711.

State Traffic School for CDL/CMV Drivers

All moving convictions must be posted to the driving record if the driver is a CDL holder or the conviction occurred in a CMV. State Traffic School will prevent points from being assessed but will not prevent the conviction from appearing on the record.