Who needs to take the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar?
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows a traffic violator instructor (TVI) to substitute proof of participation in traffic safety seminars or courses, consisting of a minimum of 18 hours, in lieu of passing a DMV-administered written examination when renewing their license every three years. This 6-hour continuing professional education program, when completed annually, is intended to fulfill that requirement of TVI license renewal.
Will this course provide information about updated laws and DMV rule changes?
Absolutely! One of the primary goals of this course is to keep traffic violator instructors up-to-date on traffic laws, traffic violator school curriculum requirements, and DMV regulations. In fact, the content is continually updated, as necessary, and your account always remains active—so you can sign in and use this program as a helpful resource whenever you need it!
Is the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar difficult to complete?
Definitely not! Our easy-to-read course is informative, and it's loaded with colorful graphics and helpful charts to explain everything you need to know to get your completion certificate. Best of all, you can read the course material at your own pace, wherever it's convenient for you (even on your mobile device!). And the final exam is open-book. It doesn't get much easier than that!
Will I have to take this course again?
The term of a Traffic Violator Instructor (TVI) license is three years; and in order to substitute continuing professional education for the DMV-administered exam, you must demonstrate proof of participation in 18 hours of seminars or courses. This 6-hour course, when completed annually, will allow you to fulfill that requirement of TVI license renewal.

If you come back to our course when it's time to renew, we'll even give you a loyalty discount on the price of the program!
What if my traffic school offers traffic safety education in all (or only some) modalities?
TVSs—even those that offer only Internet or home study programs—are required to have a licensed instructor available to answer student questions. This course discusses information relevant to all modalities of traffic school delivery, and you may be tested on any of the material in the program. However, the vast majority of the information applies across all modalities.
How long does it take to complete the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar?
The DMV allows traffic school instructors to substitute proof of participation in traffic safety seminars or courses, consisting of a minimum of 18 hours, in lieu of passing a DMV-administered written examination when renewing their license every three years. This course, when completed annually, is intended to fulfill that requirement of TVI license renewal. The timed program is, therefore, comprised of six hours of instructional time, with a short final exam that is administered at the end.

Beyond that minimum time requirement, you are free to take as much—or as little—time as you like. The computer tracks your progress through the course. If you log out and then sign back in, you'll be taken to the "Student Center" (table of contents) page. From there you'll be able to continue with the course where you left off, and you'll have access to completed sections for review.
Can I take the course on my mobile device?
Yes! Our course has been optimized to work well on smartphones and tablets. You can register and complete the entire course from the convenience of your mobile device.
Will I be tested on the material?
A 25-question, multiple-choice final exam is administered at the end of the course. Our comprehensive, easy-to-read course material will prepare you to pass the open-book final exam on your first try, but you're allowed three attempts. Don't worry: We're so sure of the educational quality of our program that we guarantee you'll get your certificate or you can take the course again for free (simply contact our customer service department to have your account reset)! And don't forget the final exam is open-book!
How will the DMV know that I completed this course?
You must submit your completion certificates (a total of three, accumulating one each year for three years) to the DMV with your application for renewal of a TVI license. We'll send a certificate directly from our office to you upon your successful completion of the course. Normally this process can take anywhere from 5 – 10 business days, but we do offer expedited delivery options. You may also order a duplicate copy of your certificate. If you ever have a question about your certificate, we're here to help!
What if I need my certificate right away?
You can finish reading the course in as little as 6 hours, and we offer affordable expedited shipping options. Call our customer service department to get your certificate mailed the same day you complete the course.
Does the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar cost anything?
Unfortunately, there is a cost to participate in any such professional educational program. However, with the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar, your tuition covers all elements of the program, including immediate access to the online program and the regular processing of your completion certificate. There are no additional costs or surcharges, and we guarantee you'll get your completion certificate or you can take the course again for free (simply contact our customer service department to have your account reset). We even offer a loyalty discount if you come back to us every year. Plus, we have the friendliest service and support in the industry—all for a great low price!
How do I pay for the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar?
You pay for the course by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) directly on the site. After you fill out the registration form, you are linked to a secure page where payment is quick and effortless. The site is encrypted, making your online purchases completely safe.
Is my personal information safe with you?
Student information is stored and transmitted safely and securely, and none of your payment or personal information will ever be released to any third party (except to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if requested). We do not give, sell, or provide your email address to anyone. As a traffic safety educator with a 37-year-old reputation for quality and integrity, it's our job to ensure that your information is safe and protected. That's our promise to you and we guarantee it. And that's why over 2.5 million satisfied customers have graduated from our traffic safety courses.
What happens after I complete the Traffic Violator Instructor Continuing Education Seminar?
First of all, if your license is not up for renewal in the current year, be sure to file your completion certificate in a safe place where you'll be able to find it again when you need it.

The instructor license renewal process is outlined in the DMV's Application for Renewal of Traffic Violator School Instructor License (OL 740) (click here). Forms are available from the DMV website (click here) or from local Occupational Licensing Inspector Offices (click here for a list).

If you have any questions about the TVI license renewal process, you should contact your local Occupational Licensing Inspector Office (click here for a list).
How do I register for the course?
It's fast and easy! Simply complete all appropriate fields on the online registration page for immediate access to the course.