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Driver's license points recovery stage

Verified 05 October 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Additional cases ?

If all points are lost

General case

Several types of road safety awareness training are available: voluntary recovery of points, internship to avoid a legal penalty, internship as supplementary penalty.. In all cases, the content of the internship is identical and the costs are at your expense.

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You want to recover points

In the event of an offense involving the withdrawal of points, you can collect points by taking a road safety awareness course.

The internship allows you to recover up to 4 points within the maximum 12 points of the license.

Your driver's license must not have lost its validity (removing all points).

You can do a maximum internship per year.

Example :

if you do an internship of the 1to on 2 december 2020, you will be able to do a new internship from 1to December 2021.

You wish to avoid a judicial penalty

In case of infringement, the public prosecutor can offer to take a road safety awareness training course to avoid a penalty (fine, suspension of the license...).

The internship does not allow you to collect points.

You must complete an internship in addition to a sentence

In the event of an offense, the judge may require you to take a road safety awareness course in addition to other penalties. For example, in the case of speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol.

The internship does not allow you to collect points.

This internship can be performed in any department.

The list of approved centers can be consulted on the websites of the prefectures. It is also available in prefectures.

Who shall I contact

The cost of the internship varies from €100  €280 according to the centers.

The internship lasts 2 days in a row.

The training aims to change the behavior of the driver.

It shall include:

  • accident case studies,
  • a presentation on physical laws and their consequences on vehicles and their driving,
  • a self-assessment questionnaire.

The internship is provided by a road safety expert and a psychologist, graduates and authorized to conduct road safety awareness training.

In the case of a voluntary internship

A certificate of internship is given to you if you have completed the entire training.

The organization where you have completed the internship shall transmit your certificate of internship to the department responsible for its instruction within 15 days.

The replenishment of points shall take effect when that service registers the certificate of probationary service, within 1 month of receipt of the certificate of probationary service.

You receive an email or an email to inform you.

To ensure that the internship is taken into account, you can use the remote service Downloads..

Consult the number of points of your driving license (Télépoints)

In the case of an internship carried out by judicial decision

A certificate of internship is given to you if you have completed the entire training.

You must send the certificate to the judicial authority that proposed or required you to take an internship.

This course does not allow you to collect points.

Probation

Several types of road safety awareness training are available. There is the voluntary recovery of points, the compulsory training for certain offenses, the training to avoid a judicial penalty, the training as supplementary penalty.. In all cases, the content of the internship is identical and the costs are at your expense.

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You lost 2 points and want them back

In case of a violation sanctioned by a 2 point withdrawal, you can recover them by following a road safety awareness training course.

The internship allows you to recover up to 4 points within the maximum points of your probationary license.

The internship lasts 2 days.

You can do a maximum internship per year.

Example :

if you do an internship of the 1to on 2 december 2020, you will be able to do a new internship from 1to December 2021.

You have lost at least 3 points and have the obligation to follow an internship

In the event of an offense punishable by a withdrawal of 3 points or more probationary period, you must attend a road safety awareness training course.

You receive a registered letter (48N) from the Ministry of the Interior.

This letter 48N you notify the withdrawal of points and the obligation to follow an internship within 4 months of receiving the letter.

The internship allows you to recover up to 4 points within the maximum points of your probationary license.

Please note

failure to comply with the obligation to follow the course is punishable by a fine of up to €750.. You may also be suspended for up to 3 years.

You wish to avoid a judicial penalty

In the event of an offense, the public prosecutor can offer to take a training course on road safety to avoid a penalty (fine, suspension of the license, ...).

The internship does not allow you to collect points.

You must complete an internship in addition to a sentence

In the event of an offense, the judge may require you to take a road safety awareness course in addition to other penalties. For example, in the case of speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol.

The internship does not allow you to collect points.

This internship can be performed in any department.

The list of approved centers can be consulted on the websites of the prefectures.

It is also available in prefectures.

Who shall I contact

The cost of the internship varies from €100 to €280 according to the centers.

The internship lasts 2 days in a row.

The training aims to change the behavior of the driver.

It shall include:

  • accident case studies,
  • a presentation on physical laws and their consequences on vehicles and their driving,
  • a self-assessment questionnaire.

The internship is provided by a road safety expert and a psychologist, graduates and authorized to conduct road safety awareness training.

In the case of a voluntary internship

A certificate of internship is given to you if you have completed the entire training.

The organization where you have completed the internship shall transmit your certificate of internship to the department responsible for its instruction within 15 days.

The replenishment of points shall take effect when that service registers the certificate of probationary service, within 1 month of receipt of the certificate of probationary service.

You are informed by email or mail.

To ensure that the internship is taken into account, you can use the remote service Downloads..

Consult the number of points of your driving license (Télépoints)

In the case of a mandatory point recovery internship

A certificate of internship is given to you if you have completed the entire training.

You will also receive a document to request a refund of the fine.

It is to be sent within 15 days to the public treasury of the place of the offense.

This document indicates the attachments to be attached.

In the case of an internship carried out by judicial decision

A certificate of internship is given to you if you have completed the entire training.

You must send the certificate to the judicial authority that proposed or required you to take an internship.

This course does not allow you to collect points.