Defensive Driving Course Dates

New York State Approved 6-Hour Defensive Driving/Point Reduction Courses will be offered on the following dates:

On-campus have not been scheduled for Fall Semester 2020.  Please see online options listed below.  

On-campus classes will meet in Weis Cinema in the Bertlesmann Campus Center.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED-contact the Transportation Office at 845-758-7625 or email  By State Law classes are limited to 40 participants.  Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows.

Cost for Faculty, Staff, and Students with current Bard College ID is $35 with pre-registration.  Cost for all other applicants is $50.00.

Bring your driver license and a pen.  Arrive 1/2 prior to the start of class for registration.

This is a New York State Approved – 6 hour point reduction class- You must have a current driver license to take the course.


Online versions of the course are available any time from the New York Safety CouncilI Drive SafelyImprov Traffic School, or the New York Safety Program for as little a $24.95.  Click on the highlighted link to choose your course.

If you decide to complete the online version of the course, make sure to use the same computer and same phone from the same location each time you log on.


Off-campus classes are offered by RiMS Driving School at various nearby locations.  Reservation are required.  Walk-ins admitted as space allows. The cost of the course starts at $40.00  Contact RiMS Driving School for full details and scheduling information.

This is a New York State Approved – 6 hour point reduction class- You must have a current drivers license to take the course.


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