1) The traffic school should be licensed by the DMV and accepted by all courts.
Be aware of national providers that may not be licensed in California. The last thing you want is to spend your day earning a certificate that won’t help you and isn’t accepted by all courts.
2) Make sure the traffic school offers same-day processing and reporting.
Selecting a school with same-day processing and reporting is critical if you are running close to the deadline. You want to choose a traffic school that will submit your certificate to the DMV/court the same day that you complete the course to avoid any delays.
3) Traffic school fees should be all-inclusive.
You will see many traffic schools offering courses for a very low fee, just to find out that you will be required to pay mailing, reporting, processing, and other fees to get what you need. Make sure the total price is disclosed upfront so you know what you are getting for that price. The average price for DMV-licensed traffic school is between $19 to $29.
4) Ensure the traffic school reports your certificate to the DMV/court for FREE.
You want to find a school that will submit your completion certificate to the DMV/court. The last thing you want after you’ve completed your course is to spend another day trying to submit your certificate to the DMV/court.
5) Traffic school should allow you the ability to complete the course at your own pace.
Courses with timers force you to stay on the page whether you finished the material or not. Courses with no timers allow you to complete the exam at your own pace. If you select a school with timers, it’s important to find out how difficult the final exam is and if you can retake it for free if you don’t pass the first time. You want the easiest chapter quiz that is multiple choice and a school that offers unlimited retakes.
6) The course offered should be mobile and cross-device friendly.
Finding a course that is mobile and cross-device friendly provides the maximum convenience. Cross-device courses allow you to start on a desktop, then continue working on your mobile device, then come back to your desktop. You want to be able to work on the course at any location and on any device that is most convenient to you.
We pride ourselves on offering one of the best values in the industry and all-inclusive pricing. We promise to never include any last minute surprise fees and to provide you with the lowest all-inclusive price for the best and simplest course on the market. To give you an accurate price for the course you need, please Select Right Course First and answer a few qualifying questions to make sure you don’t take the wrong class.
Yes! We are licensed by the California DMV and accepted by ALL CA Courts, to meet your traffic school requirements. License number is E1515.
Yes you can! We report course completions electronically right away. As long as you complete by 11:59pm Pacific Time on your due date, we will take care of the rest to make sure you get proper credit with the DMV and the court.
Yes. Once you complete the course, we take care of the rest. No additional action is required on your part.
As part of your all-inclusive course price, we electronically submit your certificate of completion to the California DMV immediately upon completion. DMV in turn notifies your court and you are done.
Based on CA DMV rules, the course is designed to provide 400 minutes of instruction (6 hours 40 minutes). However, our online course curriculum is self-paced, and it’s up to you how fast you can complete it. You will go through the course, complete the final quiz, and then you are done.
No. Our online course curriculum is self-paced and there are no timers! Without timers, it largely depends on how quickly YOU can go through the course material.
IMPROV Traffic School course is only six chapters. At the end of each chapter there are 3 quiz questions, which are meant to only prepare you for the final quiz.
DMV allows us to give you a second final quiz, and we offer it for free. The quiz is only 25 multiple-choice questions, open book, and you can miss up to 7 questions. Less than 3% of students don't pass on the first try.
Yes. You can complete on any desktop or mobile device, no special downloads required. We are especially proud of our mobile option.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows drivers to take traffic school only once within an 18 month period from violation date to violation date.
The court may approve traffic school for a driver with a commercial driver’s license if the eligible offense occurred in a noncommercial vehicle. After completion of an approved program by a driver with a commercial driver’s license, a conviction will appear on the driving record at the DMV, but a point will not appear for the offense. Commercial Drivers must call to have their driver's license corrected. For additional information contact the Driver Safety Unit at (916) 657-6525.