May 14, 2020
Happy to announce we will be able to reopen our doors Monday, May 18th, 2020. We will only be allowing people into the building at 25% capacity. So our door will remain locked and you'll have to push the button on our intercom for entry. In that way, we can assure that we are meeting governmental mandates. We will be able to conduct driver in-car training, road skills test, and our privatized DMV will be open for business.

April 13, 2020
A letter from Commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles that the stay at home order was extended to April 30th, and that any school that was found to be open to the public would have their license immediately revoked. This order does mean that classroom training, driver training, and all road skills tests cannot be conducted. Once we are certain that there will be no further extensions on the stay at home order we will immediately begin to rebuild our schedules. God Bless every one of you.

March 20, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Gov. John Bel-Edwards has issued Proclamation Number JBE 2020-30 which suspends all driver education classes until April 13th.Therefore, we will be in communication with everyone regarding class & driving training cancellation and future rescheduling. Because safety is our #1 priority, we will be closing our doors during the time frame.

December 16, 2019
Effective January 06,2020, (01/06/2020), the Temporary Instruction Permit issued by the Office of Motor Vehicles will be required for all students being administered either the knowledge or skills test and to participated in behind the wheel instruction.
All schools should discontinue using the paper TIP on and after the date of January 06,2020 (01/06/2020).

June 28, 2019
We are now able to offer upgrades from the Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP). The TIP must still be issued by the OMV; however, after Driver's Education is completed we can upgrade that TIP to a Learnerís Permit, or Drivers License.

Southwest Safety Training - Home

With our location in the heart of Lafayette, LA, Southwest Safety not only leads Lafayette in driving excellence, but also offers many safety courses equipping small/large businesses, local government businesses, and the surrounding schools. A wide variety of driving and safety courses are offered at Southwest Safety Training, Inc. With our 25 years of existence, we continue to offer excellent services for the surrounding areas.


Storm Notification:

As of now, Louisiana is expecting to have a tropical storm Monday or so.  We are keeping a close eye on the storm. No cancelation is being made as of yet. As Louisianans, we all know how these things can change.  


COVID-19 Update

Required School Attendance letter has been temporarily waved. We do recommend if you can obtain one to do so. This form can help be proof of residency for minors who are seeking to obtain Real ID compliance on their ID. 

Students whose driving schedule was canceled during the shutdown order will be contacted to reschedule. Please be patient with us. If you have not been called yet, do not worry, you will not be forgotten.


Driver's Education Courses

Court Order Courses

Defensive Driving (help provide insurance discount)

CPR and First Aid

Road Skills (required to upgrade to a Drivers's License)

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