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If you are looking into getting your first-time TVS Operator license for the State of California, you must take this 8-hour course to meet the licensing requirement. In addition, all Traffic Violator Schools in California must have a licensed TVS Operator to perform traffic school activities within the State of California.

Highway Traffic School's online course is a convenient and affordable way to meet your California Traffic Violator School (TVS) Operator license 8-hour operator education training program requirement. With self-paced learning, you'll be free to complete this requirement on your schedule in an interactive environment that gives you access 24 hours per day, seven days a week!

The California TVS Operator course is required by state law to have eight hours of instruction. It covers various topics, including traffic violator school laws, defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, and safe driving practices. It is comprehensive and will teach you the minimum requirements of operating a Traffic Violator School in the state. Our course consists of only ten easy units:

  • TVS Licenses & Approvals
  • TVS Administration
  • Methods & Techniques of Teaching
  • The Traffic Safety Problem
  • Traffic Laws & Procedures
  • Defensive Driving Strategies
  • Factors Influencing Driver Performance
  • Physical Forces that Influence Driver Control
  • Special Skills for Difficult Driving Environments
  • Alcohol & Traffic Safety

After taking our course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence necessary to operate a California Traffic Violator School. If you ever need help, we're always available by phone or e-mail!

  • Online Course
  • Duration8 hours
  • Final Exam50 questions
  • Units10
  • LanguageEnglish

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Popular California TVS Operator Questions

Does the California DMV license your 8-Hour TVS Operator course?

Yes. The California DMV has licensed Highway Traffic School to provide the 8-hour TVS Operator licensing course.

What is a Traffic Violator School (TVS) Operator?

A TVS Operator is a person who directs and manages the operation of a traffic school. This may be a school owner or another person designated by the owner to manage and operate the school's day-to-day activities.

All California DMV-Licensed traffic violator schools are required to have an operator. Each operator must be licensed and take an 8-hour TVS Operator course as an education requirement before being licensed.

What is the process to obtain a California TVS Operator license?

Step 1: Visit the California DMV Traffic Violator School Operator License page to see all requirements needed to become a licensed TVS school. In addition, you may download the TVS Operator Application Checklist (Form OL750) for a complete application checklist to ensure you complete all the needed steps.

Step 2: Complete Highway Traffic School's 8-hour course. With our program, you will get an immediate Certificate of Completion after completing the course that can be submitted alongside your original application form!

Step 3: Fill out the Application for Traffic Violator School Operator (Form OL710).

Step 4: Submit your application and a copy of your certificate of completion by mailing it to California DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing (OL) Section-TVS Unit
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

How long does it take to complete the California TVS Operator course?

The California TVS Operator Licensing course will take approximately 8 hours to complete. California state law requires that this course be 8 hours in length.

But Highway Traffic School has designed the course so you can start and stop as often as you like. There are no limits on how many times you can log in and out. Our system will remember where you left off, so you can take the course at your own pace. There is no need to complete the course all at once unless you want to.

And you can enjoy taking our course on any internet-ready device from your computer, laptop, or smartphone.

What is covered in the California TVS Operator Licensing course?

The 8-hour TVS Operator course must cover the following topics for credit per California rules:

  • Licensing and renewal requirements for TVS owners and operators.
  • Responsibilities of a TVS operator.
  • Requirements for owners to get a TVS school licensed.
  • Instructor licensing procedures and requirements.
  • Office procedures.
  • TVS statutes and regulations.
  • Recordkeeping and document retention requirements.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements (beginning with 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101).
  • Responsibilities of a TVS instructor.
  • Subject material required by the department for a Traffic Violator School program.
  • New traffic laws.
  • Safe driving practices.
  • Effective methods and techniques of teaching.
  • Techniques for student participation.

These topics are condensed into ten lessons. The course is presented with text and images, similar to an e-book format. Participation questions will also promote participation and engagement throughout the course.

Can I take the course on any device?

Yes. Our course is compatible with any smartphone, tablet, or PC. You may access and take your course on any device as long as it is connected to the internet and you are using one of the following up-to-date internet browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari
Is there a final exam?

Yes, there is a required final exam. The exam consists of 50 questions in multiple-choice and true-false format. You must pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher and may take the exam an unlimited number of times to get a passing score. In addition, the exam is an open book, so you can refer back to the course material during the exam.

Do you send my certificate directly to the California DMV?

No. When you pass the final exam and complete your course, you must print your certificate of completion and include it in the original application packet you send to the California DMV.

How fast will my certificate of completion be processed?

Once you complete your course, your certificate is available immediately.

How do I get a duplicate copy of my certificate of completion?

You can download, print, or save a copy of your certificate of completion directly from our website for no additional charge, and it is available immediately once you pass the final exam.

If you need a certified copy of your certificate of completion, you can purchase one from your course history page.

Is the Highway Traffic School Website secure?

Highway Traffic School uses state-of-the-art security technology to secure your personal and credit card information! Whenever you submit personal information on our website, it is encrypted via "Hypertext Transfer Protocol" (HTTP) with "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) as it travels to and from our servers. In addition, we do not store your credit card information or share your personal information with anybody.

Your information is only used to generate your certificate of completion for credit.

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