There’s nothing worse than taking all the time to go through a defensive driving course, only to misplace the certificate that you get in the end. The certificate can help you qualify for discounts on your insurance, and even remove points from your driving record, so it’s valuable and not something you want to lose. Fortunately, there are ways to get that certificate back again, even if you lost the original copy.
The way that you replace your certificate depends on how you took the course. Some people go through a course, sitting in a physical classroom to absorb the content and taking a test at the end. For others, online was the way to go. Either way, you can replace that certificate of completion, and here’s how.
A Course You Took in Person
If you took the course at a brick-and-mortar location, you’ll have to get in touch with the registrar’s office of the company that offers the course. Typically you just call the number you used to sign up for the class, and you can have a copy of your certificate sent to you. You’ll probably have to pay a small fee to get the replacement, but it’s much better than sitting through the course all over again and paying full price for it!
An Online Course
depending on the state where you took defensive driving, getting a copy of your certificate can be even easier. You usually just have to sign into your account at the website, and click the button to print off a new certificate. You should be able to get as many certificates as you want from the site, which means you won’t have to worry about losing a copy of it. When you go this route, you shouldn’t have to pay any fee in order to get another copy of your certificate.
Many times when you take an online course, you’ll have the option to save a copy of your certificate right to your computer. If you do this, you can easily print out another copy whenever you like without signing into your account.
Consider Making a Copy
If you still have your defensive driving course certificate, you might want to consider making a copy of it to keep in a safe location to help you avoid running into this issue. Just be sure that your certificate doesn’t have any seals or special marks on it before you attempt the copy as the copy will not be valid.
That’s all there really is to it to obtain a copy of your certificate. If you haven’t gone through a defensive driving course yet, it’s worth it to consider doing so. You could save some money on insurance costs, improve your driving record or get a traffic ticket dismissed. Before enrolling, be sure to choose a course that is approved by your state and your insurance company. You’ll be enjoying the benefits of your decision in no time!