Who can take this course?
You can take this course if:
- You are a licensed driver who is at least sixteen years old.
- You want to mask a ticket you received and keep points off your driving record.
- You want to get an insurance discount.
How many levels are there? What happens if I fail a level assessment?
There are 9 levels in the course. At the end of Levels 2-9 are level assessments consisting of 10 questions. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. You must score at least 70% or better (at least 7 out of 10 questions correct) in order to pass and go on to the next level. If you don’t pass a level assessment, you can take it again (up to three times). If you don’t pass a level assessment on your third attempt, however, you’ve failed the course. Unfortunately, the state of California requires that in these situations you repurchase the course and start from the very beginning again. In order to ensure that you pass your level assessments, you can always review the material in the levels and chapters you’ve already completed. We want to make sure you can pass your course!
Is Aceable California Traffic School legit?
Yep. We’re approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and we’ve helped more than 200,000 people clear speeding tickets or obtain their driver licenses. But don’t take our word for it. Go check out our thousands of 5-star reviews!
Is there a deadline for me to finish TVS?
Aceable’s TVS course doesn’t expire. However, the court usually gives you 90 days to complete the course and have your completion information electronically sent to them by Aceable. Make sure to complete the course by this deadline!
Is there a final exam? What happens if I fail?
You’ll take the Final Exam at the very end of your TVS course. This exam consists of 25 questions, which will be a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. You must score at least 70% or better (at least 18 out of 25 questions correct) in order to pass and get your completion information filed with the court. You have two chances to pass the Final Exam. After failing the Final Exam two times, the state requires that you repurchase and restart the course from the very beginning. Remember that you can always review the material in the course before taking the exam in order to ensure that you pass!
What are the steps to California Traffic Violator School?
- Receive courtesy notice from your court.
- Plead guilty to your violation and elect to enroll in TVS.
- Pay your bail to your court.
- Take and complete Aceable’s TVS course.
- Receive notice – via email – of your course completion reported to your court.
To see more step-by-step details, check out our California TVS Course Guide here
What happens if I fail an identity security question?
The state of California requires that Aceable verify the identity of students taking our TVS course. In order to do this, we use a system that asks you identity verification questions based on the information in your Aceable Student Profile. You’ll be asked these identity security questions at various points throughout the course. If you fail a question (which we doubt you will since these questions are all about you!), the state of California requires us to bring you back to the beginning of your current level. Unfortunately, this is a state requirement we have to follow.
What requirements must I meet if I want to take this course for ticket purposes?
Generally, you’ll be eligible to take TVS if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a valid driver license.
- Your violation is not alcohol-related.
- You have not attended traffic school within the last 18 months.
- Your violation happened in a non-commercial vehicle.
- Your offense was not a misdemeanor.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
You will not receive a hard copy or electronic Certificate of Completion. Instead, Aceable files your completion information directly with your court and you’ll receive a Completion Receipt via email notifying you of this when it’s done. No further action is required on your part. Upon successful course completion, your citation and points will be hidden from your public record. It isn’t mandatory but, if you want, you can check your driver record to ensure that the points were not counted on your record.