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Defensive Driving Courses

Made available through Cape Fear Community College and Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. Offered in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office in New Hanover and Pender Counties.

4 Hour Defensive Driving Course –

  • Offered three (3) times a week
  • Offered at the Downtown Campus at the BIG Center – 805 N. 3rd St, Wilmington NC 28401
  • Offered at the Downtown Campus in “A” Galehouse Building – 411 North St, Wilmington NC 28401 (Saturday class only)
  • Offered at the Burgaw Campus – Thursday evening only – Once per month – 100 East Industrial Dr, Burgaw NC 28425
  • New Hanover or Pender County Tickets – Class cost is $57.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Out of County or Out of State Tickets – Class cost is $57.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Please note that we no longer collect court costs at class.  It is student responsibility to finalize their case with the court system.

Alive@25 – 4 Hour Defensive Driving Course -

  • Offered one (1) time a week
  • Offered at the Downtown Campus at the BIG Center – 805 N. 3rd St, Wilmington NC 28401
  • New Hanover or Pender County Tickets – Class cost is $57.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Out of County or Out of State Tickets – Class cost is $57.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Please note that we no longer collect court costs at class.  It is student responsibility to finalize their case with the court system.

8 Hour Defensive Driving Course –

  • Offered on average two (2) times a month on Saturdays
  • Offered at Downtown Campus at the “S” McLeod Building, 411 N. Front St, Wilmington NC 28401
  • New Hanover or Pender County Tickets – Class cost is $107.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Out of County or Out of State Tickets – Class cost is $107.00  Students must preregister for this class by paying online.  Please call our office for more information.
  • Please note that we no longer collect court costs at class.  It is student responsibility to finalize their case with the court system.

CALL: (910) 362-7219 OR (910) 362-7175 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SEATING AVAILIBILITY.



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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