Here are answers to some of
the most frequently asked questions we receive:
Can I pay the class fee with a credit/debit card or personal check?
NO - cash or money order only.
Do I need to call and reserve a spot in the class?
It is strongly recommended that you call to verify that a class is
scheduled for the date and location you want to attend - call to
make sure our schedule has not changed, but
pre-registration is not required.
Q - Do I come to the McCalla address for a class?
NO - that is our office address only - no classes conducted at that
Q - Do I mail the
bottom of my Certificate of Completion and the money order for my
court costs to the TAI mailing address (McCalla)?
A - NO! We give you
that certificate and do not want/need it back. The bottom of your
certificate long with your court cost MUST be given to the court.
Q - Do I call/contact TAI to rent the Forestdale Lion's Club
NO, we conduct classes there but are NOT the agent for renting the
building. See our "Contact Us" link for
the agent's phone number.
Do I need to mail any money before the class date?
No, the class fee is made at the time of registration. Registration is
done in the half-hour before the class begins at the class location.
You only pay TAI for our class fee - any other amounts are paid to
the court usually after you complete the class.
Corporate or group classes can arrange payment options when they
schedule the class.
Q - If the court
orders me to take an 8-hour class can I take two 4-hour classes
That is an answer you have to get from the judge.
If the judge approves this you will have to pay for two 4-hour
classes and you will receive two 4-hour certificates which you will
have to return to the court.
Q - If the court orders me to take a 4-hour class can I take 1/2 of
an 8-hour class instead?
Q - Do you have
to have a driverís license to take the course?
When will I get my certificate?
For regularly scheduled 4 and 8-hour classes, the certificates are
given out at the end of the class.
For our corporate or group classes, the certificates are printed and
mailed usually within a week after the class.
Q - If I get a ticket
can I go ahead and take the class before I talk to anyone at the
A - Anyone can
take our class BUT not all courts honor defensive driving
certificates. You should check with someone at the court
Q - I was told I could
get an insurance rate reduction for taking one of these classes - is
A - Some insurance
companies give discounts and some don't. It doesn't hurt to
ask your agent, the worse they can say is, "no."
Do you get in a car and teach people to drive?
No, this course is class-room only. See the "In
Car" link posted on our Home Page.
Does TAI offer CDL classes for individuals?
Not usually. We are a small company with NO truck. Our CDL classes
are usually conducted for companies or agencies looking for training
for "groups" of people. We suggest you call your closest local
community college as some of them now offer CDL programs.