Traffic Violator School

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A traffic violator school (TVS) is a business that provides traffic safety instruction for individuals referred by a court.

A TVS is made up of:

TVS owner: The TVS owner must be licensed by DMV. In order for the TVS owner license to be issued, you must complete the traffic violator instructor application in addition to the traffic operator application.

Apply for a TVS owner license

TVS operator: Either the owner or an employee who is designated by the owner to direct and manage the school. A TVS operator may perform operator services for more than one school under the following conditions:

  • The licensed TVSs share a common owner.
  • The licensed TVSs share an established business address. California Vehicle Code (CVC) §11202(a)(7)(B)
  • The operator possesses a valid license for each school.

Apply for a TVS operator license

TVS instructor: An employee of the school who is licensed by DMV to instruct traffic violators.

Apply for a TVS instructor license

All licensing requirements must be met to issue a temporary permit, including the submission of a complete TVS instructor application. California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§11210, 11202(a)(8)

Resources for TVSs

California Driver Handbook

Outline of Required Topics and Standards for State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles Approved Traffic Violator School Course (OL 613)

California Vehicle Code (CVC) Division 1, §§ 626 et al, 1650, 1670, and 1671; Division 5, Chapter 1.5, Sections 11200 et al; Divisions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The CVC is available for purchase from DMV.

California Code of Regulations Title 13, Articles 2.5, 4 and 4.7, Sections 345 et al.

Traffic Violator Course Completion (TVCC) Database

The Traffic Violator Course Completion (TVCC) database is an online service DMV developed to manage traffic violator course completions. With this system, TVSs can add course completions to the database, and they will be available to the designated courts a day after they are submitted.

The OL 771 form and the OL 771A form are required for enrollment and instructions are printed at the top of each form. Only one person may be designated as the primary administrator at a time.

The EXEC 200X form must be retained by the traffic school or court with employee records and must be updated annually.

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