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California 8-Hour TVS Operator Course Details

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California 8-Hour TVS Operator Course

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Description:

Highway Traffic School's online course is a convenient and affordable way to meet your original Traffic Violator School (TVS) Operator license 8-hour course 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!

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.

Curriculum:

The 8-Hour California TVS Operator course is comprehensive and will teach you the minimum requirements to operate a Traffic Violator School in the state. Our course consists of only ten units. You will learn:

  • 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!

Certification:

Submit Your Application

Highway Traffic School's 8-hour course is the best way to meet your 8-hour operator course requirement for your California TVS Operator license. In addition, with this program, you will get an immediate Certificate of Completion after completing the course that can be submitted alongside your new application form!

Don't have a copy of the new application (Form OL710)?

Click here to download: Application for Traffic Violator School Operator (Form OL710)

Don't forget to visit the California DMV Traffic Violator School Operator License page to see all requirements needed to become a licensed TVS school. In addition, for a complete application checklist, you may download the TVS Operator Application Checklist (Form OL750) to ensure you complete all the needed steps.

Frequent Asked Questions:

Is Highway Traffic School's 8-Hour TVS Operator course licensed by the California DMV?

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

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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.

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

California law requires this course to be at least 8 hours long. There is no need to take all 8 hours in one sitting unless you are in a hurry. Our system will allow you to save your work and log in and out as often as you like.

What is covered in the TVS Operator renewal 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.

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 that you can refer back to the course material during the exam.

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

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