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Qualify for your California TVS Operator license with this course!

  • Pending approval by the CA DMV
  • Learn everything you need to know to run a Traffic Violator School.
  • Complete your entire course online.
  • Take your course on any device with an internet connection--laptop, phone or tablet!
  • Enjoy an engaging, user-friendly and fun course with videos and animations.
  • We will email you your Certificate of Completion for FREE immediately when you pass the final exam.

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Our TVS Operator course is designed for those who are looking to qualify for their TVS Operator license. With Safe2Drive, you'll enjoy a convenient and affordable course that satisfies the California DMV's educational training program requirement. Instead of sitting in a classroom, you can satisfy your educational training requirement 100% online, and on your own schedule. Complete your course whenever you want to--you have 24/7 access to your online course!

Our 8-Hour California TVS Operator course is comprehensive and contains everything you need to know to operate a Traffic Violator School in California. We cover the following and more:

  • Licensing and renewal requirements for TVS owners and operators
  • Responsibilities of a TVS operator
  • Requirements for owners to have their own TVS school licensed
  • Instructor licensing procedures and requirements
  • Office procedures
  • TVS statutes and regulations
  • Recordkeeping and document retention requirements
  • Preparing for CTSI monitoring
  • 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

You'll feel completely prepared to operate a California Traffic Violator School after taking our course.

If you ever have questions about your course, our friendly Customer Care team is here 7 days a week to help you. You can reach out via phone, email or Live Chat!

Sounds great, right? Sign up for Safe2Drive's California TVS Operator 8-Hour course by clicking any of the orange Register buttons on this page. Creating an account only takes a couple minutes, and then you'll be on your way!


A Quick Guide to Getting Your California TVS Operator License

You must be at least 21 years old to get a CA TVS Operator license.

Step 1: Complete an 8-hour CA TVS Operator course.

You must complete an 8-hour CA TVS Operator course that is approved by the CA DMV. Safe2Drive's course meets this requirement. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you pass the course. Keep this certificate. You will need to submit this certificate as proof of completing an approved program when you submit your CA TVS Operator application.

Step 2: Submit fingerprints.

You must submit to fingerprinting at an Authorized Live Scan location and complete a Request for Live Scan Service (DMV 8016).

Step 3: Visit a DMV inspector office with your completed forms and pay your fees.

Bring the following completed forms with you to the DMV inspector office:

When you submit your application and required documents at the DMV inspector office, you will also be required to pay several fees, including an application fee and testing fee. Visit the CA DMV's website to see the complete list of fees.

Step 4: Pass the written exam.

You must pass a written exam to get your CA TVS Operator license. You will take the exam at the DMV inspector office when you submit your application and required paperwork. You have three attempts to pass your written exam. You must complete your application within one year or a new application with all examinations and fees will be required.

The written exam covers traffic laws, safe driving practices, safe operation of motor vehicles, knowledge of teaching methods and techniques, and Traffic Violator School statues and regulations, office procedures and record keeping.

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Is Safe2Drive's California 8-Hour TVS Operator course approved by the California DMV?

Safe2Drive's California 8-Hour TVS Operator course is pending approval by the California DMV. Please check back.

What is a TVS Operator?

All Traffic Violator Schools (TVS) are required to have a licensed Operator. The Operator directs and manages the school. In order to qualify for your Operator license, you must complete an 8-hour Operator course. This course contains an in-depth overview of everything you need to know to operate a Traffic Violator School in the state of California.

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

The course is 8 hours long. This course length is mandated by the state. Lessons are timed to ensure you spend the minimum required time in the course. Other than complying with lesson timers, you can take as little or as long as you'd like in the course. Log in and out at your leisure. We'll save your spot in the course each time you log out and bring you right back to that place when you log back in. You can complete the course all in one sitting or a little at a time. It's completely up to you!

What is the TVS Operator course like?

Our TVS Operator course contains all the information you need to know to operate a Traffic Violator School in California. We cover the following topics:

  • Licensing and renewal requirements for TVS owners and operators
  • Responsibilities of a TVS operator
  • Requirements for owners to have their own TVS school licensed
  • Instructor licensing procedures and requirements
  • Office procedures
  • TVS statutes and regulations
  • Recordkeeping and document retention requirements
  • Preparing for CTSI monitoring
  • 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

Our course is broken up into short lessons full of multimedia elements (videos, self-assessments, animations and more) to keep you engaged and to help you learn the material. Each lesson is followed by a 5-question multiple-choice quiz. You must answer 4 of the 5 questions correctly to pass. Don't worry, you're allowed unlimited retakes on the lesson quizzes and can take them again until you pass.

At the end of the course is a 50-question multiple-choice final exam. You must receive a score of at least 70% to pass. The exam is open-book, so you can look back at the course as you take it. The State of California allows you 2 attempts at the final exam. If you don't pass the exam on your second attempt, you must retake the course. Don't worry, we're so confident that you'll pass the exam that we'll allow you to retake the course for FREE if you don't pass.

Can I take my course on my mobile phone?

Yes, you may complete our course on any device with an internet connection--laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Take the course with you on the go!

Is there a final exam? What happens if I don't pass the final exam?

Yes, there is a 50-question final exam. The exam is multiple-choice. You must receive a score of at least 70% to pass. The exam is open-book, so you can look back at the course as you take it. The State of California allows you 2 attempts at the final exam. If you don't pass the exam on your second attempt, you must retake the course. We're so confident that you'll pass the exam that we'll allow you to retake the course for FREE if you don't pass.

How soon will I get my Certificate of Completion?

We will email you your Certificate of Completion as soon as you pass the final exam. You can also print a copy of your certificate from your account.

How will the California DMV know that I completed the course?

You must submit a copy of your certificate to the CA DMV when you apply to become a CA TVS Operator.

Can I come back and review the course material after I complete it?

Yes, you can come back at any time to review the course material. Simply log in to your account. However, if you start a new course with us, you will no longer have access to your old course information.

How do I become a California Traffic Violator School (TVS) Operator?

You must be at least 21 years old to get a CA TVS Operator license.

Step 1: Complete an 8-hour CA TVS Operator course.

You must complete an 8-hour CA TVS Operator course that is approved by the CA DMV. Safe2Drive's course meets this requirement. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you pass the course. Keep this certificate. You will need to submit this certificate as proof of completing an approved program when you submit your CA TVS Operator application.

Step 2: Submit fingerprints.

You must submit to fingerprinting at an Authorized Live Scan location and complete a Request for Live Scan Service (DMV 8016).

Step 3: Visit a DMV inspector office with your completed forms and pay your fees.

Bring the following completed forms with you to the DMV inspector office:

When you submit your application and required documents at the DMV inspector office, you will also be required to pay several fees, including an application fee and testing fee. Visit the CA DMV's website to see the complete list of fees.

Step 4: Pass the written exam.

You must pass a written exam to get your CA TVS Operator license. You will take the exam at the DMV inspector office when you submit your application and required paperwork. You have three attempts to pass your written exam. You must complete your application within one year or a new application with all examinations and fees will be required.

The written exam covers traffic laws, safe driving practices, safe operation of motor vehicles, knowledge of teaching methods and techniques, and Traffic Violator School statues and regulations, office procedures and record keeping.

How much does the course cost?

The 8-Hour Operator course is $140.00.

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