California Online Traffic School Eligibility

California Traffic School Eligibility

Are You Eligible?

Am I eligible?

This is where a lot of questions come from. You’re eligible for taking your traffic school online if you have been granted the option by the court that is handling your case. (The court will send you a courtesy notice about 2-3 weeks after you receive your citation.) There are several factors that can prevent you from taking the course. You are not eligible if you have taken traffic school within the past 18 months, you were driving a commercial vehicle (due to new restrictions, you can take our course if you were driving a non-commercial vehicle when you received the citation even if you hold a commercial license), a violation involving drugs or alcohol use, the violation was over a 1 point violation, or a speeding violation where the vehicle was moving 25 MPH over the posted speed limit.

Can I take traffic school online in California?

Taking traffic school online can seem confusing and many people have questions to how new it is. It’s an easy and faster alternative to the typical school where one would sit in a classroom on a Saturday for 8 hours. Taking the course online in California meets the same requirements as an 8-hour standard classroom. Taking your traffic school online gives you the convenience and simplicity of meeting your requirements on your own schedule at any day of the week and any hour of the day from the comfort of your own home or anywhere else that you can find internet access.

What are the steps to taking an online course in California?

Here is the process from beginning to end.The first step after receiving your citation would be to wait about 2-3 weeks for the court to send you your courtesy notice in the mail. When you receive the courtesy notice you will find a couple of things on there that you will need. First you will find the case or docket number. This is the number that is directly linked to your case. You will also find if you are eligible for traffic school. This is obviously the most important. If you are eligible, they will give you the option to pay the administration fee along with the bail amount (Keep in mind that this administration fee is not the same fee that you will pay a school. This fee simply grants you access to be able to take traffic school). When you pay the fee and bail amount to the appropriate court, you will receive another letter that will be an agreement to take a class. This means that that they have received your payment and you will usually have about 60 or 90 days to complete your obligations. After you take care of this with the court, you will now be able to take our course. To start, simply go to the school’s website and you can register from the home page.

How long does it take?

The beauty of our program is that it takes as long as you want it to take. There are no timers so you can finish as quickly as you would like and you can also do a little bit each day until you finish if you would prefer to do it that way. Due to DMV requirements, the course material has to consist of 42,500 words, which is consistent for any DMV licensed school in California.

What happens after I finish?

After you have completed the course and have passed the final exam that consists of 25 questions with a 70% or better, your completion receipt will be sent electronically to the DMV which is where both, the DMV and your appropriate court will view your receipt and the court will close your case. The review and dismissal process usually takes about 3 days however you just need to make sure that you completed on your due date or before to get credit for it.

My due date is coming up. What can I do?

If you do not feel that you are going to be able to complete the class by your due date, you will need to call the court handling your case and request an extension. We cannot grant you an extension. If your due date is today, you can still take your course as long as you finish before midnight of your due date and you completion receipt will be time stamped with that date which will allow the court to accept your traffic school and close your case.